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Funding, Grants Help Improve ROI on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travel Centers

Funding, Grants Help Improve ROI on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travel Centers

Investing in electric vehicle charging equipment can be capital intensive, but funding opportunities, such as rebates and grants, make equipment and installation more affordable and help truckstop and travel plaza operators enter the EV charging space. “Right now, the clean transportation funding opportunities are about $3 billion per year,” said Joe Annotti, senior vice president and partner for GNA. More

Solar, Lighting Solutions Help Travel Center Operators Cut Energy Costs

Solar, Lighting Solutions Help Travel Center Operators Cut Energy Costs

With rising costs and more stringent building codes, managing energy savings has become more important than ever and can help truckstop and travel center operators remain competitive. Plus, in many states, there are grants, subsidies and rebates available to make energy-saving solutions affordable. More

Travel Center Customer Expectations at Checkout Have Changed

Travel Center Customer Expectations at Checkout Have Changed

Improving checkout speed shortens lines and directly results in more sales. Given that the pandemic makes customers even more weary of lines, and the labor shortage has increased the time it normally takes to checkout, the use of kiosk ordering and self-check-out lanes has become a must-have for retailers. More

Sales of Light-Duty Electric Vehicles and Hybrids Increase

In the fourth quarter of 2021, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles collectively accounted for 11 percent of light-duty vehicle sales in the United States, according to data from Wards Intelligence. More

Understanding Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast-Charging Equipment

Understanding Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast-Charging Equipment

There are three types of chargers: Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Charging. More

Interest in Alternative Fuels Among Trucking Fleets Continues to Increase

Interest in Alternative Fuels Among Trucking Fleets Continues to Increase

Interest in alternative fuels among the public and fleets has continued to increase. More

Dodge City Petro Travel Center Collaborates with Vendors to Grow Their Business

Dodge City Petro Travel Center Collaborates with Vendors to Grow Their Business Members Only Join or Login

Keith Wade, vice president of operations with Dodge City Travel Center, embarked on a 10,000-squarefoot reset at the Hanceville, Alabama location. Wade worked with Tony Pendleton, Lynco, and Joey Osteen, DAS, on the project. More

Pat’s Travel Center Focuses on the Customer Experience and Its Staff

Pat’s Travel Center Focuses on the Customer Experience and Its Staff

Pat’s Travel Center in La Porte, Texas, got its start in 1980, and has been expanding and changing ever since. More

Take a Deep Dive Into Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Take a Deep Dive Into Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Members Only Join or Login

Original equipment manufacturers are advancing zero-emission vehicle technology, including hydrogen fuel cells, as they react to increasing regulatory demands for new technology. Hydrogen fuel cells hold promise as they enable an electric vehicle that doesn’t have to plug in for its energy. More

NATSO’s Leadership Explores Truckstop and Travel Center Trends

NATSO’s Leadership Explores Truckstop and Travel Center Trends

The truckstop and travel plaza industry has a long history of adapting to its customers’ needs, and there are several equipment trends that could affect what drivers need while on the road. During NATSO’s FastForwardFocus, Lisa Mullings, NATSO CEO, and Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, sat down to discuss the trends that could shape truckstop and travel plaza operators’ futures. More

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