Topics: Truckstop Business

Truckstops and Travel Plazas  Work to  Stand Out Amidst Increased Competition

Truckstops and Travel Plazas Work to Stand Out Amidst Increased Competition

Today’s travelers and professional drivers have more choices than ever along the interstate, and truckstop and travel plaza operators can grow and retain business by knowing who their customers are, understanding what they need and building in convenience. “Ten to 12 years ago, we started seeing more and more c-stores on the interstate, specifically chains. Then those locations transitioned to travel centers,” said Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership. More

Clothing Best Practices to Help Keep Travel Center Employees Safe Indoors and Out

Clothing Best Practices to Help Keep Travel Center Employees Safe Indoors and Out

Travel center employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace, and the right clothing, equipment and training can help keep employees safe, whether they are working inside or outside of the building. The right tools are especially important in some situations, such as a roadside repair, that bring more risk to workers. Gather several ideas. More

Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s Corp. and Oasis Travel Center's Dale Elks to Kick Off NATSO Connect Great Ideas! Workshop

Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s Corp. and Oasis Travel Center's Dale Elks to Kick Off NATSO Connect Great Ideas! Workshop

NATSO’s popular Great Ideas! Workshop is returning to NATSO Connect 2023. This year’s session will feature opportunities for idea sharing as well as a fireside chat with Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s Corp. and a former politician from Georgia, and Dale Elks, general manager of Oasis Travel Center, led by Amy Toner, executive director of the NATSO Foundation. More

Looking Ahead 2023

Looking Ahead 2023

Few things will shape the political landscape in 2023 more than the 2022 midterm elections. The New Year ushers in a new chapter for the Biden Administration. With Republicans edging out a slim control of the House of Representatives and Democrats holding the Senate, many expect a legislative logjam in 2023. Learn more about the issues facing the travel plaza industry in the coming year. More

January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month: The NATSO Foundation Looks Back at 10 Years Fighting Human Trafficking

January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month: The NATSO Foundation Looks Back at 10 Years Fighting Human Trafficking

With the start of Human Trafficking awareness month, Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman, vice president of public affairs for NATSO, joined the podcast to discuss the NATSO Foundation’s 10 years of work in this important area. More

Lean on NATSO to Grow Your Business and Relationships

Lean on NATSO to Grow Your Business and Relationships

As we head into 2023, I encourage you to lean on NATSO. We have a great staff that will work with you to improve your business and expand your relationships. I know it works because I’ve been doing it for years. More

AI-Driven Checkout-Free Technology

AI-Driven Checkout-Free Technology

Smart travel center owners are building AI-driven checkout-free technology into their new builds and exploring retrofits. Krishna Motukuri, CEO and co-founder of Zippin, joined NATSO's podcast to breakdown the technology from security to layout best practices to the future of AI. More

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

NATSO is excited to announce its annual in-person industry meeting next year, NATSO Connect, scheduled to take place March 7-10, 2023 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. New for this year’s conference are dedicated sections for vendors specializing in alternative fuels, technology, and innovation. More

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