Topics: Highway Business Matters

A Day in the Life of Truckstop Operator Tony Moore

Tony Moore, manager of Simmons Travel Center in Emporia, Va., is either at work or on call 24 hours a day. Not only does his staff have his number, he leaves his cards throughout the location so customers know how to reach him day or night. His goal is to make customers feel welcome and he wants them to know he cares. More

Find and Execute Your Next Great Idea

Where will your next idea come from? During the Great Ideas! Session at The NATSO Show, Jeffrey Cufaude shared the following quick tips with business owners looking for inspiration. More

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Trucking

Diesel fuel will remain the primary fuel the trucking industry uses for decades to come, according to a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at a range of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline. More

Trends and Priorities Affecting the Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry

During The NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga., trucking industry experts and truckstop operators said everything from driver health concerns and hours-of-service regulations to increased fuel efficiency and changes in the length of haul are changing the way they operate. More

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Mark Russell

Industry suppliers know that understanding their customers increases service levels in addition to profits. While no two days are ever exactly the same for truckstop and travel plaza operators, Highway Business Matters sat down with Mark Russell, director of operations for Russell’s Truck and Travel Center 2, near Amarillo, Texas to learn about a typical day. More

Industry Vendors: We'll See You at the Show

In a matter of days, industry suppliers and truckstop operators will come together under one roof for The NATSO Show 2013. Take a look at our quick tips to help you make the most of your time at the show. More

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Michael Sibley

For Michael Sibley, Travel Center in LaPlace, La., work is spread between his home office and the travel plaza. More

Barbecue Moves from the Backyard Grill to Restaurant Menus

While barbecue is synonymous with summertime, leading restaurant operators have picked up on the trend and many are using limited-time offers to feature barbecue throughout the summer and even as a winter-time meal.Adding new barbecue offerings to menus could boost sales for truckstop and travel plaza operators and industry suppliers while also increasing customer satisfaction. More

Four More Ways to Connect with Operators Before and During The NATSO Show 2013

Perhaps the most important fact about exhibiting at trade shows is that successful trade show experiences require targeted, effective pre-show marketing and promotions. Exhibitors and sponsors cannot just show up and expect attendees to run to their booth. Here are four more ways to market your participation in The NATSO Show. More

Five Ways to Increase Your Success Before The NATSO Show 2013

Five ways to market your participation in The NATSO Show. More

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