mental health tips for truckers

The Three Most Important Mental Health Tips for Truck Drivers

November 7, 2022

Increased supply chain pressures. Driver shortages. Record oil prices. The pandemic recovery has put truck drivers at the center of never-before-seen problems. Truck driver’s continued commitment to their vocation is fundamentally what keeps our supply chain working. With this added pressure though, there’s an industry-wide push to focus on truck drivers’ […]

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Thinking About Electric Vehicle Chargers at your gas station?

September 27, 2022

As a followup to last month’s blog post about electric vehicles in the trucking industry, let’s talk about independent gas stations. Last year, The Wall Street Journal estimated it will cost gas station owners more than $100,000 to install electric vehicle chargers. The price tag of installation isn’t the only disruption […]

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Are electric vehicles an immediate priority for truck stops? Not necessarily.

August 15, 2022

A June 2022 Consumer Reports article broke the news that automakers are adding pure battery electric vehicles to their lineup with a projected debut of 2024. Most notably Honda is teaming up with General Motors and using their long-range Ultium batteries. While these types of changes in automotive technology are unavoidable, […]

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Bear Market

What is a Bear Market. What the Heck Does That Mean?

June 20, 2022

Your phone notifications are buzzing with push alerts like, “S&P enters bear market territory,” and “Investors brace for bear market losses.” While you pickup on the vague sense of panic, do you know what a bear market is and what it means for you as a truck stop, gas station, or […]

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What You Need to Know about Credit Card Limits at Gas Pumps

June 20, 2022

UPDATE POSTED JUNE 2022:  Given the increase in the price of fuel, Visa/Mastercard have increased the authorization limit reached at the pump.  If you are accepting EMV payments at the pump, you can set authorization limits for Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express no higher than $175.  If you are not […]

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EMV Compliance: What To Do If Your Truck Stop Still Isn’t EMV Compliant

November 30, 2021

Last April came and went. With it, the extended EMV compliance liability shift deadline passed. Truck stops, convenience stores, and other retailers that missed the deadline now bear responsibility for fraud losses at their locations. The risk this lapsed deadline represents is tremendous, especially for small business owners. Here’s how you […]

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State of the Trucking Industry

State of the Trucking Industry in 2021

May 10, 2021

Last year, the record-high demand for online goods, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and medical supplies strained the country’s supply chain and ultimately tested logistical efficiency. Then, as states shut down, freight volumes rapidly decreased. Revenues took a dive. The most immediately impacted people in the industry were truckers. Truck drivers were […]

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Point of Sale System: Processing at Your Unbranded Diesel Island

January 21, 2021

You own a branded truck stop with an unbranded diesel island.  The harsh reality is you’re losing money every time a truck passes because your stop isn’t able to process Over The Road (OTR) fleet cards with your current point of sale system. Word gets out.  Then, not only are truckers […]

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COVID-19 and Your Truck Stop

December 7, 2020

UPDATE: Here we are, nine months later, and we are still in the grips of the Corona Virus pandemic. We’ve gone through widespread, unprecedented shut-downs and re-openings, only to be faced with the possibility of shut-downs again, as we navigate the holiday season. The trucking industry as a whole continues to […]

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Digital Marketing Checklist for Truck Stop Franchisees

October 12, 2020

In the middle of the night, the dispatcher for a large fleet is trying to find their drivers fuel, food, and parking. They’re searching to find the ideal stop, some place that won’t take their drivers more than five miles off the highway and has all of the services their drivers […]

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Take Charge of Your Truck Stop Inventory Management System

August 3, 2020

The average truck stop and convenience store may carry more than $100,000 in inventory on any given day. Do you have the information you need to make the most profit out of the way you manage your store stock? For convenience stores, inventory turns about 20 to 35 times each year. […]

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Thank a trucker.

Why We Appreciate Truckers–And You Should, Too

May 18, 2020

According to Business Insider, trucker’s move more than 70% of America’s freight. That’s more than 10 billion tons annually. How does that compute for the everyday American? Everything we buy in stores, everything in our homes came off a truck at some point in its product life cycle.  The trucking industry […]

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