Topics: Truckstop Business

Hurricane Watch: Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall in Louisiana

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on August 24 granted a regional emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The waiver is in effect through September 23, 2020. More

Get the Inside Scoop from Kum & Go

Get the Inside Scoop from Kum & Go

With 420 locations across 11 states, Kum & Go is an industry leader. The chain is winning customers with its fresh food products, convenience and innovation. During NATSO Connect 2020, show attendees had a chance to visit two Kum & Go locations in the Denver area—Kum & Go 939 and Kum & Go 335. During the visits, Michael Fix, a manager for the company, led a detailed behind-the-scenes tour and shared deep insights into what is working best at the stores. More

Truckstop and Travel Center Layout and Merchandising in the Time of COVID-19 [Podcast]

Truckstop and Travel Center Layout and Merchandising in the Time of COVID-19 [Podcast]

Retailers across the country are changing their layouts and display strategies to allow customers to quickly and safely shop while following social distancing guidelines. Should your truckstop make some of these changes? Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership contends that good truckstops and travel centers should use this time to re-evaluate their merchandising strategy. More

Invest in Billboards to Let Your Travel Center Customers Know You are Open

Invest in Billboards to Let Your Travel Center Customers Know You are Open

Interstate billboards give you exposure to large numbers of travelers every day and night. I believe that this is one of the most effective forms of advertising. More

Industry Vendors Step Up: Offering the Solutions Truckstops Need

Industry Vendors Step Up: Offering the Solutions Truckstops Need

Please join me in welcoming the new NATSO supplier members. These "Allied Members" bring solutions to needs many truckstops and travel centers are facing right now, from PPEs and sanitation products to new technologies and food services. More

Proud of the Way the Truckstop Industry Has Stepped Up

Proud of the Way the Truckstop Industry Has Stepped Up

Before anything else, I want to say that I hope you, your family and your staff are all well. As entrepreneurs and business owners, we are used to overcoming challenges, and our recovery from the trials brought on by COVID-19 will be no different. We will survive. More

Five Things to Think About When Considering a Free-Standing Transaction Counter at Your Travel Center

Five Things to Think About When Considering a Free-Standing Transaction Counter at Your Travel Center

One of the most important decisions truckstop and travel center owners have to make during a remodel or new-build is where to place the transaction counters and whether or not a free-standing transaction counter makes sense. There are several elements operators should consider when weighing their options. More

Truckstop Technology for Today and Tomorrow [Podcast]

Truckstop Technology for Today and Tomorrow [Podcast]

NATSO Allied member BT Mack Technology Group joins the podcast to talk about technology infrastructure for truckstops. More

Staffing at Your Truckstop During COVID-19

Staffing at Your Truckstop During COVID-19

COVID-19 has altered business operations and consumer habits across the country, and the ripple effect has hit the nation’s labor force hard. Unemployment levels have skyrocketed, but several NATSO members have been working hard to keep their staff on the payroll. More

Christmas in July: Merchandising for the Upcoming Seasons During COVID-19 At Your Truckstop

Christmas in July: Merchandising for the Upcoming Seasons During COVID-19 At Your Truckstop

Right now, it may seem impossible to think past today, but the world is still turning and so is your inventory, so you've got to be thinking about its future.  In this video podcast, Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president, membership, and Amy Toner, NATSO’s vice president, publishing and digital content, embrace Christmas in July with their discussion of seasonal merchandise. More

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