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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MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY Mindy

Truckstops and Travel Centers Get Creative to Combat Coin Shortage

COVID-19 related shutdowns have left to a coin shortage, and truckstops and travel centers have come up with creative solutions so they can continue dealing in cash. “It was really hard to believe that there would ever be a coin shortage. I laughed at first when I heard this and thought it was a joke,” said Bill Decker, general manager of Davis Travel Centers. “We experienced the shortage from our bank for about six weeks with all of our profit centers.” More

Attract and Keep Customers at Your Travel Center with Effective Sign Design

Attract and Keep Customers at Your Travel Center with Effective Sign Design

A shopper study by BrandSpark and Better Homes and Gardens found that 64 percent of respondents said they have failed to find a business because the signage was too small or unclear. More

COVID-19 Increases E-commerce Demand, Trucking Needs

COVID-19 Increases E-commerce Demand, Trucking Needs

E-commerce sales have been increasing steadily for years but surged as COVID-19 forced social distancing and kept people home. Capacity is expected to tighten even more as the peak holiday season approaches, and growth in the trucking center could benefit truckstop and travel plaza operators as they work to serve drivers hauling the nation’s freight. More