Topics: Truckstop Business

Appeal to Your Truckstop Customers From Abroad

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As ethnic populations continue to grow, demand for cultural foods at truckstops will continue to increase. More

Truckstop Advice: How to Work with Local Government on Exit Closing & Road Changes

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Highway repairs and road closures are often an inconvenience, but for truckstop and travel plaza operators, traffic detours or delays can result in a significant decrease in revenue. What’s more, changes to exits or traffic patterns can create long-term disruptions that can leave businesses at a permanent disadvantage. There are several steps operators can take to make the process easier, said David Fialkov, vice president of government relations and legislative and regulatory counsel for NATSO. “One thing you should always do is introduce yourself and get to know the local project manager who is going to be overseeing the operation and make sure that you get well acquainted with him or her,” he said. “That individual is the type of person who can make your life better or worse depending on the degree he or she agrees with you.” More

Reflections on a Successful NATSO Connect

Exceptional is the word that I believe best describes NATSO Connect 2019. Lisa Mullings, NATSO’s CEO and president, and all of her staff have to be thrilled with the success of this year’s event. I would name everyone, but I might inadvertently leave someone out. Congratulations to all as NATSO Connect matures and improves. More

Ideas for Private Labeling at Your Truckstop [Infographic]

Opportunities to private label products exist throughout a truckstop and travel plaza. More

Jubitz Travel Center Stands Out As a Top Employer Members Only Join or Login

Focusing on employees is a top priority at Jubitz Travel Center in Portland, Oregon, and the company was rewarded for its efforts with a 2018 Top Workplaces honor from The Oregonian newspaper. NATSO sat down with Tom Faricy, director of people services at Jubitz Corp., to learn more about how the company keeps its employees front and center. More

Three Ways Port Auto Boosted Sales and Increased Efficiency Through a Fresh Look

Sean Momin, vice president of operations for Port Auto Truck Stop, has extensive experience in the truckstop and travel plaza industry, but he said bringing in a fresh set of eyes through NATSO’s retail review helped him see the business differently. As a result, he has made small, meaningful changes that have boosted sales and profits. More

Highlights from NATSO Connect 2019

Truckstop and travel plaza operators came together in Orlando, Florida, for NATSO Connect 2019 and left inspired and informed. So many amazing things came out of the annual event. Here are a six highlights. Insight Into the Future We all want to know what the future holds, and much of NATSO Connect focused on helping operators prepare for the trends and technology that are coming down the pipeline. During one keynote, NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings sat down with Dave Manning, president of TCW Inc. and Immediate Past Chairman of the American Trucking Associations as well as Dan Murray, vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute, to discuss the latest trends affecting truck drivers. Attendees got a first-hand look at how hours-of-service requirements, electronic logging devices and e-commerce are all changing professional drivers’ operating environment. More

Sales of EVs Grow, Diesel to Remain Dominant

During NATSO Connect 2019, John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels Institute, told attendees that although electric vehicles continue to make headlines, diesel will remain the dominant fuel into the future. More

Executives Explore Changing Driver Needs

Hours-of-service requirements, electronic logging devices and e-commerce are all changing professional drivers’ operating environment, and the changing market dynamics are resulting in new opportunities for truckstop and travel plaza operators. During NATSO Connect, NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings sat down with Dave Manning, president of TCW Inc. and Immediate Past Chairman of the American Trucking Associations and Dan Murray, vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute, to discuss the latest trends among truck drivers. More

Regulatory, Legislative Decisions Shape Truckstop Operators’ Future

Government decisions are shaping the way truckstop and travel plaza operators will do business in the future, and operators and vendors need to work together to advance the industry’s shared advocacy goals. During a government affairs town hall meeting at NATSO Connect, David Fialkov, NATSO vice president of government relations and legislative and regulatory counsel, provided an inside-the-beltway scoop on some of the biggest government affairs issues facing the industry today. More