Topics: Truckstop Business

20 Million Americans are Planning a RV Holiday Vacation: Take Advantage of the Traffic at Your Travel Center

20 Million Americans are Planning a RV Holiday Vacation: Take Advantage of the Traffic at Your Travel Center

RVers, like truckers, need fuel, food and parking near major highways. Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, said RV travelers are often an untapped customer base. “If RVers aren’t on your radar, they should be,” he said. “Locations offering dump stations, fresh water, laundry and propane have unknowingly already done the hard work to attract RVers, so be sure to capitalize on it,” he said. More

Seven Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer This Season at Your Travel Center

Seven Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer This Season at Your Travel Center

Darren Schulte, vice president of membership for NATSO, said drivers often look for fun and unique gift items when they stop at a NATSO member location. Holiday promotions and seasonal items can do well. Trail's Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minnesota, for example, has created beautiful displays to take advantage of seasonal opportunities. More

Digital Innovation at Retail With Digit7

Digital Innovation at Retail With Digit7

In this sponsored episode with Digit7 CEO Chithrai Mani, we explore the digital retail innovations available from Digit7. More

NATSO Foundation's 2023 Fast Forward Focus

NATSO Foundation's 2023 Fast Forward Focus

Last month, truck stop and travel center leaders and industry vendors attended the NATSO Foundation's leadership event, Fast Forward Focus. Thank you to our participants, speakers and sponsors for helping make it a success. More

Get the Scoop on NATSO Connect 2024

Get the Scoop on NATSO Connect 2024

Pamela Hayes, vice president, business development at NATSO, and Andrew Evans, vice president, marketing and branding at NATSO, hopped on the podcast to share all the important details about this year's event. More

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Advances the REPAIR Act

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Data, Innovation and Commerce advanced the REPAIR Act, H.R. 906, by voice vote on Nov. 2. During the markup, lawmakers offered a series of amendments seeking to exclude commercial vehicles from the bill as well as strengthen language on cyber security, data privacy and intellectual property ownership. Ultimately all amendments were withdrawn, with Democrats and Republicans agreeing to work together to address all concerns before the bill moves to a full committee markup.   More

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee to Mark Up the REPAIR Act

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) announced that the subcommittee will markup 16 bills on Nov. 2, including H.R. 906, the REPAIR Act. More

NATSO Foundation Podcast Explores Opportunities at Travel Centers To Grow Wallet Share From Professional Drivers

NATSO Foundation Podcast Explores Opportunities at Travel Centers To Grow Wallet Share From Professional Drivers

To help operators understand recent research on professional drivers and what it means for the industry, the NATSO Foundation created the Opportunities Abound at Travel Centers to Serve Professional Drivers and Grow Wallet Share Toolkit. Christine Schoessler, COO of NATSO and Amy Toner, Executive Director of the NATSO Foundation, discuss the survey results on the foundation's podcast. More

Technology and Data Needed for Travel Centers to Thrive with PDI Technologies

Technology and Data Needed for Travel Centers to Thrive with PDI Technologies

Bethany Allee, head of marketing and education at PDI Technologies, joined the NATSO Foundation's podcast to talk about convenience and fuel technology. Together with NATSO Foundation Executive Director Amy Toner, they explore inventory technology, automation, loyalty and much more. More

Key Findings in New Study of Professional Driver Behavior at Truck Stops and Travel Centers

Key Findings in New Study of Professional Driver Behavior at Truck Stops and Travel Centers

Gather the key findings on how often professional drivers fuel, rest and shop at travel centers during their work week, what brings them inside and their expectations around wait times, employee interaction, and food and loyalty preferences. More

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