Topics: Truckstop Business

Solar Panels Can Help Travel Center Operators Cut Energy Costs [Podcast]

Concept Clean Energy joined NATSO's podcast to walk listeners through the how, why and where of installing solar panels. More

3B’s Truck & Auto Plaza Embraces Technology and New Food Options During Remodel [Podcast]

3B’s Truck & Auto Plaza Embraces Technology and New Food Options During Remodel [Podcast]

When remodeling the 3B’s Truck & Auto Plaza location in Lodi, California, owner Ben Khatirine focused on technology, labor and food decisions that would improve customers’ experiences and take the location into the future. 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

You Don’t Want To Miss All the Experiences at Racine Petro [Podcast]

You Don’t Want To Miss All the Experiences at Racine Petro [Podcast]

From the food trolley to the outdoor patio, Racine Petro is full of experiential elements that welcome and delight travelers. Michael Willkomm, co-owner and president of Willkomm Companies, walks podcast listeners through the vision the Willkomm family has poured into the stop. 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

Automated Retail: What Is It and How Will It Impact Truckstops? [Podcast]

Automated Retail: What Is It and How Will It Impact Truckstops? [Podcast]

Automated retail is the process of using technology to sell goods and services in a fast and efficient way with low to zero human interaction. In this episode of NATSO's podcast, Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership, delivers his take on automated retail for truckstops, offering specific ideas on where it will work and not work. More

Meet Matt Mildenberger, Mitten Inc.'s President/CEO, and New NATSO Board Member [Podcast]

Meet Matt Mildenberger, Mitten Inc.'s President/CEO, and New NATSO Board Member [Podcast]

As President/CEO, Matt Mildenberger took Mitten Inc. from a $20 million to a $80 million operation with 140 employees. In this episode of The Trucks Stops Here, new NATSO Board member Mildenberger shares his leadership philosophy, walking listeners through what is important to him in leading Mitten's. More

NATSO Foundation Invites Travel Plazas to Anti-Human Trafficking Event in New Mexico

The NATSO Foundation is inviting truckstops and travel plazas to an anti-human trafficking coalition meeting in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on May 24. More

Excited For the Future of Our Travel Center Industry

Excited For the Future of Our Travel Center Industry

Many of us were able to meet face-to-face in Florida, and we were all able to learn and build on each other’s ideas while taking away critical information from industry thought leaders and suppliers. More

Meet New NATSO Board Member Raina Shoemaker, Shoemaker’s Travel Centers Co-Owner [Podcast]

Meet New NATSO Board Member Raina Shoemaker, Shoemaker’s Travel Centers Co-Owner [Podcast]

Raina Shoemaker, co-owner and operator of Shoemaker’s Travel Centers in Lincoln, NE shared about new technology they've deployed, company culture ideas and permanent pandemic changes. More

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