Editor's note: Darren Schulte, NATSO vice president of membership, frequently visits NATSO members to review their locations and offers impactful merchandising and operations improvements. Contact Schulte at email@example.com or (915) 526-5820 to learn more about the costs and details of this service.
As you know, I’m a big fan of touring truckstop and travel plaza locations. So much of what we do in our industry is similar to what the person down the street does—we all offer food and fuel, but it can be fun to see how locations do it differently.
Earlier this year I was able to visit Zip Travel Center in Salome, Arizona, and I’d love to take you on a virtual tour.
Reviews left on Google have nice things to say about the location, too. One reviewer said: “Has fairly decent parking in and around the truck stop, but what I like about it is they have the trucker's counter separate from the regular travelers check stand, which allows us truck drivers to get in and out a little faster, and I thank the owner for creating that.” Another said, “Great coffee and nice restrooms. I make it a point to stop here.”
It is always great to see positive feedback on a NATSO member location!
/// Did you know most weeks can find Darren Schulte, NATSO's Vice President of Membership, visiting a NATSO member truckstop location, spending three to four days, using his merchandising and operations expertise to help them grow their business? Learn about NATSO’s Profitable Retail Review program here.
Photos Credit: NATSO/Darren Schulte
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