Don Quinn, NATSO Service’s vice president, and Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership, frequently consult for travel centers and truckstops. They help travel centers grow their business.
Oftentimes, that means coming out and spending a few days onsite doing a complete evaluation, but it also means answering a lot of critical operational questions to help those expanding their travel center business or entering the market.
In this episode, they explore some of the frequently asked questions they receive as they help those new to the industry.
First, they explore staffing looking at travel center pay, the difference between staffing at a convenience store versa a travel center and how to staff for speed. They also talk about tools to retain employees that are unique to travel centers.
Then, they explore operational questions on adding diesel fuel. They offer advice on about feasibility studies, ideal width for fuel islands and diesel pump maintenance. They finish with a discussion on typical product turns for a traditional truckstop.
These two have so much experience in the industry. Listen for their insight on these travel center fundamentals.
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It is a disruptive time in the fuel business, but NATSO’s The Truck Stops Here podcast is packed with critical analysis on what to expect as well as ideas to propel your travel center business into the future. You'll hear from experts on and off the NATSO staff and directly from NATSO members on what techniques they use to excel. Pull up, grab the fuel nozzle and get ready to fuel up with NATSO's newest educational offering!
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