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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

Truckstop Operators Reduce Water Use To Increase Profits Members Only Join or Login

For truckstops and travel plazas, conserving water can cut costs while also improving the company’s environmental stewardship. Monitoring and managing water is becoming even more important in certain parts of the country that are dealing with drought situations. Three NATSO members shared their methods for reducing water usage. More

Customization + Variety = The Future of Truckstop Beverage Sales

From traditional and craft sodas to coconut water to energy drinks, today’s consumers have more choices than ever when selecting a beverage, and the number of drinks competing for cooler space is expected to grow More

Industry Leader Bill Sapp Receives the Hall of Fame Award

During The NATSO Show 2015 the NATSO Foundation presented the industry’s Hall of Fame Award to William (Bill) Sapp, the co-founder of Sapp Bros. Travel Centers Inc.  More

What To Do When You Are The Aspiring Truckstop Leader

Leaders exist within every level of a business, whether it is an hourly employee, shift leader, a general manager or the head of the company. What’s more, everyone has the opportunity to lead in some way each day, either at work, at home or in the community. More

Broadway Truck Stop Raises Money for Spokane's Needy

For the month of March, Broadway Diner, located in the Broadway Truck Stop in Spokane, Washington, was a proud participant of the “Dine Out To Feed Spokane” project, a benefit to raise awareness for the Feed Spokane agency.  More

Broadway Flying J Supports Breast Cancer with Pink Hats

Broadway Flying J Travel Plazas created the Pink Hat campaign at their 7 facilities (Spokane, West Spokane, WA, Belgrade and Hardin, MT, Ellensburg and Pasco, WA and Battle Mountain, NV) to show their support for those with Breast Cancer. More

Multiple Markets and Suppliers Help Operators Get the Best Price on Fuel

Diesel fuel and gasoline are the lifeblood of a truckstop and travel plaza. Not only are they high-priced items, there is little margin, so finding the best price on each load is crucial. Plus, operators need to keep a steady supply flowing and work to minimize disruptions during periods of peak demand or bad weather. Diesel fuel and gasoline are too important to truckstop and travel plaza operations to leave the purchasing up to chance. Operators said they are working with multiple suppliers, utilizing contracts and securing lines of credit to ensure they always have product available and are getting it at a good rate. More

Focusing on the Future: Truckstop Operators Look to Innovation and Advocacy

Today's truckstops and travel plaza operators are navigating a mature industry. That means they must continue to innovate to maintain and grow sales. At the same time, they are also keeping tabs on government regulation that may change the way they do business and advocating for the future of the industry. More

Broadway Flying J Celebrates 50 Years of Extra Mile Service

In 1963 Don and Bernice Alsaker took a chance and opened a fueling station on the newly constructed Interstate 90. Today, Broadway Flying J has grown from the original location on I-90 to seven travel plazas in Washington, Montana and Nevada. For the past 50 years, Broadway has served highway travelers, local residents and professional drivers and has always gone the extra mile.  More