Topics: Truckstop Business

NATSO Foundation Offering Webinar on the Latest in Frictionless Checkout Technology

NATSO Foundation Offering Webinar on the Latest in Frictionless Checkout Technology

On Thursday, December 8th, 2022, the NATSO Foundation and Zippin are partnering to offer a webinar on leveraging checkout-free technology to appeal to today's travelers at your travel center. More

Truckstops and Travel Centers Offer Fitness Centers, Healthy Options and Health Care for Drivers

Truckstops and Travel Centers Offer Fitness Centers, Healthy Options and Health Care for Drivers Members Only Join or Login

Professional drivers are taking a more proactive approach to health, and truckstops and travel plazas are adding more health and wellness features and products to help drivers take better care of themselves. “I think awareness is getting better in the driver community, and fleets are doing more with driver education,” said Kevin Kelly, head of hospitality for TravelCenters of America. “A healthy driver is a working driver and is a happy driver.” More

NATSO Bringing Annual NATSO Connect Show to Texas in 2023

NATSO Bringing Annual NATSO Connect Show to Texas in 2023

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Fight Hackers at Your Travel Center with Cybersecurity Best Practices

Fight Hackers at Your Travel Center with Cybersecurity Best Practices

“The Internet and all its accompanying risks are not going away any time soon. Do your business, your clients and your bottom line a favor by preparing for the risks before they cause serious damage,” said Nathan Oland, senior national account executive for Federated Insurance. Oland shared several practices truckstop and travel plaza operators can implement to help keep the risk of data breaches low. More

Automated Retail Creates Added Convenience for Customers

Automated Retail Creates Added Convenience for Customers Members Only Join or Login

Automated retail technology continues to improve and the pace of digital transformation is increasing. Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, said embracing new retail technologies can help operators increase efficiency, reduce errors, redeploy labor and enhance the customer experience. “It is costly, but if you’re blessed to have the resources, I would look at it,” he said. More

Truck Scales Provide a Service for Drivers and Revenue Stream for Travel Centers

Truck Scales Provide a Service for Drivers and Revenue Stream for Travel Centers Members Only Join or Login

Truck scales are an essential tool for drivers and fleets, and they can provide a valuable revenue stream for truckstop and travel plaza operators. Adding a scale can bring in new customers and improve service to existing customers while also increasing exposure and revenue. More

Cybersecurity Risks Are Increasing for Retailers

Cybersecurity Risks Are Increasing for Retailers

All businesses should implement appropriate safeguards to help prevent a data breach that exposes sensitive information, disrupts operations and opens the door to lawsuits. More

European Study Tour Provides In-Depth Look at Labor, Mobility, ESG and More

European Study Tour Provides In-Depth Look at Labor, Mobility, ESG and More

During the retail tours of the NACS Convenience Summit Europe, I had the opportunity to tour multiple combinations of retail operations. Participants could see not only what is different but also what is possible -- from automated cigarette vending machines in the hotel to vibrant nontraditional fuel canopies. Here are a few takeaways from the retail tours. More

Amy Toner Named Executive Director of the NATSO Foundation

Amy Toner Named Executive Director of the NATSO Foundation

The decision to move Amy to the foundation comes at a time when the foundation is poised for growth, Mullings continued. “The NATSO Foundation board and I are thrilled that Amy has stepped up to lead the organization. Amy is the right person to take on the ambitious program of work that the foundation board of directors has established.” More

The Racine Petro Offers Fun, Convenience and a Memorable Experience

The Racine Petro Offers Fun, Convenience and a Memorable Experience

Stopping at the Racine Petro in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, is a treat for locals, travelers and professional drivers alike. The location features a variety of fun features, from outdoor swings to an Airstream that sits inside the location as a centerpiece. More

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