Topics: Trends

Mainstream Electrification of Vehicles is Coming: What Should Travel Centers Do?

Mainstream Electrification of Vehicles is Coming: What Should Travel Centers Do?

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What Do the Latest Trends in Retail Mean for Truckstops? Members Only Join or Login

The retail industry has experienced significant change over the past decade, and the pace of change shows no signs of slowing down. While no retailer will be exempt from the changing face of retail, staying current on industry trends can help truckstop and travel plaza operators prepare for the future. More

Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop Members Only Join or Login

The successes and challenges the trucking industry experiences have a significant effect on the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, which means staying cur-rent on trucking trends is crucial for businesses that serve drivers. What’s more, successful truckstop and travel plaza operators know that trends often result in new opportunities. More

15 Consumer Trends Shaping Retail Operations Today And in the Future from Coca Cola [Infographic]

Being in the retail business, consumer trends greatly shape the truckstop and travel plaza business. During NATSO’s fall board meeting, Coca-Cola shared these key consumer trends. Truckstop operators should read them and take note on how they will impact their business—both today and five years from now. More

Navigating the Norms

Being a successful business owner typically means operating within a certain set of norms. That certainly seems easy enough, but the challenge is that norms and the trends they are linked with can be ambiguous. More

The Significance of Leadership At Your Truckstop

Leadership is the most important aspect in every facet of our lives—both individually and within our families, our businesses, our communities, our government and our society. Without effective leadership, we cannot grow! More

Truckstop Leadership: Effective Leaders = Improved Profits

Great leadership not only improves the energy and atmosphere of a business, it can improve the bottom line. Research from the Gallup Organization shows that committed workgroups are 44 percent more profitable, 50 percent more productive and have 50 percent higher degrees of customer loyalty. More

Six Trends in Leadership for Truckstop Operators to Watch

Staying ahead of leadership trends can help truckstop and travel plaza operators prepare for the future. Stop Watch has identified six leadership trends that could shape the year ahead. More

American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist to Speak at The NATSO Show

Bob Costello, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, is back by popular demand to provide insight into the latest on the future of the trucking industry at The NATSO Show. More

Operators Slice And Dice Data for Business Insights

Information is everywhere and the number of sources producing information is constantly increasing. Big data—a popular term used to describe the growth and availability of both structured and unstructured information—is changing the way many companies operate. Today’s operators are relying on insights from their customers, internal processes and business operations to uncover new opportunities for growth. The challenge with any data set is converting it into useable information by identifying patterns and deviations from those patterns. By analyzing both internal and external sources of data, operators are able to better understand their customers, identify trends and predict sales. More

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