Industry News

Electric Semi Truck

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

By FFS | Aug 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, it’s important to note […]

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Bear Market

We’re in a Bear Market. What the Heck Does That Mean?

By FFS | Jun 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, you might not be exactly sure what a bear market is and what it means for you as a truck stop, gas station, or convenience […]

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Credit Card Limits at the Pump

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

By FFS | Jun 20, 2022

UPDATE POSTED JUNE 2022:  Given the increase in the price of fuel, Visa/Mastercard have increased the authorization limits 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 currently reading EMV chip cards […]

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EMV Chip Cards

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

By FFS | Nov 30, 2021

Last April came and went. With it, the extended EMV 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 can better understand why so […]

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State of the Art of the Trucking Industry

State of the Trucking Industry in 2021

By FFS | 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 challenged to navigate potential […]

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trucker on cb radio

Processing at Your Unbranded Diesel Island

By FFS | Jan 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. Word gets out.  Then, not only are truckers not stopping to buy your diesel, they’re talking among themselves about […]

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Truck driver with mask and gloves on.

COVID-19 and Your Truck Stop

By FFS | Dec 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 play a critical role […]

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Digital Marketing Checklist for Truck Stops

Digital Marketing Checklist for Truck Stop Franchisees

By FFS | Oct 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 need. How do they […]

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C Store Inventory Management

Take Charge of Your Truck Stop Inventory Management

By FFS | Aug 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. Most stores keep about […]

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