Topics: Leadership & Strategy

2024 Trend: Travel Center Face Increased Competition

2024 Trend: Travel Center Face Increased Competition

Truck stop and travel center operators face competition from a wide range of industries, including traditional convenience stores that are now focusing on truck traffic, grocery stores and restaurants that are installing fuel pumps, and big-box stores that are adding quick-service food offerings. More

Travel Center New Year’s Resolutions With the NATSO Foundation

Travel Center New Year’s Resolutions With the NATSO Foundation

Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership, joined the podcast to advise on what every truck stop and travel center operator's new year's resolutions should include. More

Eight Trends Shaping the Travel Center Industry in 2024: New NATSO Foundation Toolkit

Eight Trends Shaping the Travel Center Industry in 2024: New NATSO Foundation Toolkit

The NATSO Foundation identified eight key trends expected to shape the truck stop and travel center industry in 2024. Download a copy of the new toolkit from the NATSO Foundation to identify and adapt to emerging trends, whether in consumer behavior, drivers’ needs, or industry practices. More

NATSO Has a New Dynamic Logo

NATSO Has a New Dynamic Logo

Under the leadership of NATSO’s Vice President, Branding and Marketing, Andrew Evans, NATSO undertook a comprehensive visual refresh, including a modernized logo and brand colors. Evans joins the podcast to break down this important transformation for listeners. More

Mother-Daughter Duo Attend NATSO Connect for Ideas

Mother-Daughter Duo Attend NATSO Connect for Ideas

The women have drawn on information from NATSO and attended NATSO Connect 2023. “One of the biggest takeaways is that people are so open and willing to share information. Coming here to the conference and meeting other truck stop and travel center owners has been amazing. There is so much sharing and the connecting,” Poe said. More

Five Ways to Contribute to the NATSO Foundation

Five Ways to Contribute to the NATSO Foundation

Please consider these five ways to give to the NATSO Foundation.  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

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

Survivor Fund: Providing Financial Support to Families of Roadside Operators Who Lose Their Lives

In 2005, the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum established its Survivor Fund to provide immediate financial support to roadside operators' families who lost their lives. Jeffrey Godwin, vice president, International Towing Museum, joined the podcast to share about the program. More

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