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A Look at Shortening Length of Hauls

A Look at Shortening Length of Hauls

The NATSO Foundation identified eight key trends expected to shape the truck stop and travel center industry in 2024. One trend with a big impact on the travel center industry is shorter lengths of haul.  For years, companies have been moving warehouses and fulfillment and distribution centers closer to consumers, affecting the average length of haul. The American Transportation Research Institute estimates that the average length of haul has decreased 37% since 2000 More

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

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

Key Findings in New Study of Professional Driver Behavior at Truck Stops and Travel Centers

Key Findings in New Study of Professional Driver Behavior at Truck Stops and Travel Centers

Gather the key findings on how often professional drivers fuel, rest and shop at travel centers during their work week, what brings them inside and their expectations around wait times, employee interaction, and food and loyalty preferences. More

New Toolkit: Opportunities Abound at Travel Centers to Serve Professional Drivers and Grow Wallet Share

New Toolkit: Opportunities Abound at Travel Centers to Serve Professional Drivers and Grow Wallet Share

A new toolkit from the NATSO Foundation looks at how often professional drivers fuel, rest and shop at travel centers during their work week, what brings them inside and their expectations around wait times, employee interaction, and food and loyalty preferences. More

Professional Driver Buying Behavior at Travel Centers Toolkit Metrics-at-a-Glance

Professional Driver Buying Behavior at Travel Centers Toolkit Metrics-at-a-Glance

The NATSO Foundation's Professional Driver Buying Behavior at Travel Centers Toolkit covers several critical areas, including fueling payment options and factors influencing drivers’ fueling decisions. See key truckstop and travel plaza metrics-at-a-glance for the toolkit in this new infographic. More

10 Ideas for Hiring at Your Truckstop

10 Ideas for Hiring at Your Truckstop

Finding and hiring quality staff is especially tough right now. To help truckstops succeed, NATSO has many hiring resources in our archives. More

Thirteen Ways to Improve Your Truckstop's Net Operating Costs Members Only Join or Login

For truckstop and travel plaza operators, net operating costs provide insight into their locations’ profitability, efficiency and success, which explains why operators are constantly looking to improve their net operating costs. More

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