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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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Why We Appreciate Truckers–And You Should, Too

By FFS | 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 contributes greatly to the […]

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Millennial Buying Habits at CStores

6 Millennial Buying Trends at C-Stores & Truck Stops

By FFS | Mar 2, 2020

Millennials have been blamed for “killing” at least 26 aspects of American life, from real estate to breakfast cereals to marriage. This group of consumers, born between 1981 and 1996, numbers about 71 million people, just behind the Baby Boomer generation (1946-1964) with 74 million people. They’re a growing part of your customer base, but […]

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Adding a Diesel Island

Benefits of a Diesel Island

By FFS | Dec 2, 2019

Thought about adding a Diesel Island to your location? Are you located near a major highway?  Do your customers ask if you accept OTR Fleet cards?  Are you located near a large trucking company?  If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you need to seriously consider adding a diesel island to your business. […]

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Truck Stops: Terminals vs. POS Systems

By FFS | Nov 18, 2019

Picture the average evening at one of your truck stop locations. It’s 7pm. A wave of customers rolls in. They just drove 8 straight hours and landed at your busiest truck stop during its busiest time. How does your truck stop manage all of their payments?  We’ll compare, in two scenarios, how your truck stop […]

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EBT/Food Stamps – Rules and Regulations

By FFS | Oct 29, 2019

Fuel stations that don’t accept federal benefits cards could be missing out on an opportunity to grow grocery revenues.   Each year, about 42 million Americans receive benefits to buy food through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP program. Historically, this program has also been known as food stamps, because in the pre-digital […]

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Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards

Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards  – What You Need to Know

By FFS | Oct 14, 2019

Most people with a job have the option of carrying two types of payment cards: a debit card and a credit card. While they may look the same, consumers who use the cards and the merchants that accept them should understand how the cards are different. Both types of cards are issued by a bank […]

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