Mindy Long

Mindy Long has been writing professionally for over 15 years and freelancing full time for the last four. In 2010 Long formed Mindy Long Freelance LLC. As a journalist, she has written about everything from video games to diesel fuel additives. 

Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. In addition, she has completed writing courses at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md., and through the OpEd Project, Writer’s Digest and mediabistro.com. She is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Northwestern Alumni Admissions Council.

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Funding, Grants Help Improve ROI on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travel Centers

Funding, Grants Help Improve ROI on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travel Centers

Investing in electric vehicle charging equipment can be capital intensive, but funding opportunities, such as rebates and grants, make equipment and installation more affordable and help truckstop and travel plaza operators enter the EV charging space. “Right now, the clean transportation funding opportunities are about $3 billion per year,” said Joe Annotti, senior vice president and partner for GNA. More

Solar, Lighting Solutions Help Travel Center Operators Cut Energy Costs

Solar, Lighting Solutions Help Travel Center Operators Cut Energy Costs

With rising costs and more stringent building codes, managing energy savings has become more important than ever and can help truckstop and travel center operators remain competitive. Plus, in many states, there are grants, subsidies and rebates available to make energy-saving solutions affordable. More

Travel Center Customer Expectations at Checkout Have Changed

Travel Center Customer Expectations at Checkout Have Changed

Improving checkout speed shortens lines and directly results in more sales. Given that the pandemic makes customers even more weary of lines, and the labor shortage has increased the time it normally takes to checkout, the use of kiosk ordering and self-check-out lanes has become a must-have for retailers. More