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Automated Retail Creates Added Convenience for Customers

Automated Retail Creates Added Convenience for Customers Members Only Join or Login

Automated retail technology continues to improve and the pace of digital transformation is increasing. Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, said embracing new retail technologies can help operators increase efficiency, reduce errors, redeploy labor and enhance the customer experience. “It is costly, but if you’re blessed to have the resources, I would look at it,” he said. More

Truck Scales Provide a Service for Drivers and Revenue Stream for Travel Centers

Truck Scales Provide a Service for Drivers and Revenue Stream for Travel Centers Members Only Join or Login

Truck scales are an essential tool for drivers and fleets, and they can provide a valuable revenue stream for truckstop and travel plaza operators. Adding a scale can bring in new customers and improve service to existing customers while also increasing exposure and revenue. More

What the Fleet of the Future Could Mean for Truckstops and Travel Centers

What the Fleet of the Future Could Mean for Truckstops and Travel Centers Members Only Join or Login

New technologies, advancements in autonomy and advanced fueling options are bringing change to the trucking industry. Stop Watch, NATSO's magazine, examines what it means for the truckstop and travel center industry. More

Cybersecurity Risks Are Increasing for Retailers

Cybersecurity Risks Are Increasing for Retailers

All businesses should implement appropriate safeguards to help prevent a data breach that exposes sensitive information, disrupts operations and opens the door to lawsuits. More

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Q & A with Chartwell Law

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Q & A with Chartwell Law

As the use of marijuana increases, employers are faced with several questions about establishing drug use policies that keep employees and customers safe. NATSO allied member Chartwell Law sponsored a Focus Group during NATSO Connect 2022 in Orlando, Florida, where they answered truckstop and travel center medical marijuana questions. To share their expertise with Stop Watch readers, Stop Watch sat down with Robert Baker and Thomas Gallagher with Chartwell Law to learn more about crafting drug-related employment policies. More

10 Creative Solutions Travel Centers are Using to Overcome Inventory Challenges

10 Creative Solutions Travel Centers are Using to Overcome Inventory Challenges Members Only Join or Login

Supply chain issues and labor challenges continue, making it harder for truckstop and travel plaza operators to ensure they have the right products in the right place at the right time and pushing inventory management to the forefront. Operators have embraced several strategies to keep shelves stocked, including building safety stock, finding non-traditional suppliers and shifting SKUs. More

Amy Toner Named Executive Director of the NATSO Foundation

Amy Toner Named Executive Director of the NATSO Foundation

The decision to move Amy to the foundation comes at a time when the foundation is poised for growth, Mullings continued. “The NATSO Foundation board and I are thrilled that Amy has stepped up to lead the organization. Amy is the right person to take on the ambitious program of work that the foundation board of directors has established.” More

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The Racine Petro Offers Fun, Convenience and a Memorable Experience

The Racine Petro Offers Fun, Convenience and a Memorable Experience

Stopping at the Racine Petro in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, is a treat for locals, travelers and professional drivers alike. The location features a variety of fun features, from outdoor swings to an Airstream that sits inside the location as a centerpiece. More

Small, Meaningful Actions Help Operators Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

Increasing sustainability can have a wide range of benefits, from cutting costs to building a brand. Although there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, operators can take several small steps to go green. Stop Watch sat down with Mike Lawshe, founder of Paragon Solutions, to discuss ways truckstops and travel plazas can be more environmentally sustainable. More

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