Top Amenities for Long-Distance Drivers at Truck Stops

Photo courtesy of White's Travel Center

Photo courtesy of White’s Travel Center

 

In the age of “Cyber Monday” and virtual coupons, online shopping has slowly begun to edge out the drudgery of shopping in-store. We tend to see online shopping as easier, faster, and a welcome respite from the crowds during the season. Rarely do we think to peek behind the scenes…but there they are anyway, perhaps Santa’s most tireless helpers, the professional truck drivers who haul gifts from warehouses in droves for holiday shoppers.

It can’t be easy driving a truck around at all hours, for extended periods of time. One source of comfort and companionship for professional drivers is a pet, usually a dog…but with a dog, drivers have to contend with caring for him or her, even when they’re traveling. Luckily, there are systems like the Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash to ease some of the stress of caring for a pet on the go.

Lisa Markham, the Director of Marketing at White’s Travel Center, a popular stop for drivers, spoke with us about the key amenities White’s provides for road-weary travelers—including the Evolution Dog Wash.

Is there an increase in long-distance drivers at White’s during the holiday season?

No, or at least, not much. Truck drivers are on the road, typically—it’s their job. We’re not a vacation or holiday destination. We don’t see an increase.

What kinds of amenities does White’s provide for travelers?

Well, quite a bit! Some of the many amenities we offer:

  • Free parking (with a shuttle between the distant parking lots and the Travel Center)
  • Paid parking
  • Showers
  • Restaurants, including Iron Skillet; White’s Deli; Popeye’s; Caribou Coffee; Subway; and Burger King.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A pharmacy called The Medicine Shoppe®
  • A doctor on premises—Raphine Medical Associates serves professional drivers, as well as the public at large.

We also have some very exciting announcements for the 2016: We’re adding 300 more parking spots, a campground—not necessarily a driver’s amenity, but an amenity nonetheless—and a walking path, “StayFit”—which will be close to our pet exercise area. We’re very in-tune with drivers and their pets. “StayFit” will be nice for drivers who want to stretch and walk around, especially with their pets! Read more about White’s Travel Center News here. 

Wow! And do many long-distance drivers travel with dogs or other companion animals?

According to Road King—keep in mind that the article is from 2013; it’s two years old—over 45% of American households have dogs. More than 60% of truck drivers report having pets; more than 40% report traveling with them in their trucks.

How has the EVOLUTION Dog Wash benefited truck drivers and other long-distance travelers?

We have! It just opened on September 16th of 2015. We think it will really pick up and continue to grow—it already is growing. Many locals are also coming to wash their dogs. It’s beneficial to the community—not just the driver.

MF Amenity Competition Heats Up

CHICAGO—Multifamily developers once considered it sufficient to include a pool and clubhouse in new communities, but renters and buyers alike are beginning to expect more, and 2016 should see increased competition among builders to provide unique amenities.

“We’re seeing an evolution to more emphasis on overall wellness rather than strictly entertainment and recreation,” David Kennedy, principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Chicago/Midwest office, tells GlobeSt.com. “And this is not just happening on the East Coast or West Coast; it’s a national phenomenon.”
“Our lives are so connected now that sometimes we need some separation between our home lives and hectic work lives,” he adds, and developers who can provide that separation will have a leg up on the competition.  “It’s great to have a party room, but it’s also essential to let residents have quiet spaces.”
Crescent Heights’ Walton on the Park apartment tower in downtown Chicago, for example, features a seventh-floor meditation garden. And Waterton included a new outdoor Zen garden in its redevelopment of the 1980’s-era Presidential Towers.
“We’re finding residents value substance over flash and are more likely to appreciate the many uses for a garden, such as meditation, yoga or reading, over a single-purpose space like a screening room,” says David Schwartz, chief executive officer of Waterton, which owns and manages nearly 20,000 apartments across the US. As reported in GlobeSt.com, the company recently combined its apartment and hospitality sectors, partly to help the apartment side tap into the expertise hospitality executives have in providing amenities.
Kennedy recently toured a new community where the developer reserved an entire floor for amenities.  “They could have put more units in there, but they opted not to,” and as the multifamily market continues to boom, he expects to see more developers to take this option. “After a while, all of these new buildings, even if they are in great locations, will begin to look alike, and they need someting that sets them apart.”
Related Midwest has decided to take the concept one step further for One Bennett Park, its new hybrid condo/apartment tower at 451 E. Grand Ave., and include an adjacent 1.7-acre public park. The company plans to complete the project in 2017.
“The tower and park are named after Edward H. Bennett, co-author of the Plan of Chicago, which stressed the importance of green spaces in the cityscape,” says Curt Bailey, president of Related Midwest. “More than a century later, this balance is as important as ever.”

Source: Competition on MF Amenities to Increase By Brian J. Rogal | Chicago

Why Dogs Love Us and Why We Love Our Dogs

Couple with cute dog spending time on the beachThe relationship between man and the domesticated dog has a long history going back an estimated 18,000 to 23,000 years. Humans are the only animals said to keep other animals as pets. Have you ever spent much time thinking about our relationship with dogs?  Why do we enjoy our furry friends so much? Do dogs enjoy our company as much as we enjoy theirs? How has this relationship lasted for thousands and thousands of years? In this article, discover how it all started, and why it is that humans and dogs have had such a long-standing relationship.

 

The Roots Of The Relationship

Did you know that there have been many scientific research studies researching the relationship between dog and man? Of course, it is not exactly clear how long ago man began a domesticated relationship with dogs. One study that was published in May 21, 2015 by scientists at the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School reported that it appears that today’s domesticated dogs have ancestral roots to multiple wolf populations. One idea of speculation is that our ancestors may have first domesticated wolves because they were useful when it came to hunting. The wolves may have gradually became companions as humans tamed them, and then they eventually evolved into dogs.

 

Why Do We Love Our Dogs?

Besides the obvious reasons of adoration that include words such as “cute”, “fluffy”, “tail wagging”, and “cuddly”, what are the deep-rooted reasons that humans love dogs? Scientists in Japan have learned that there is actually a scientific explanation for why we have loved dogs for thousands of years.

 

The Science Behind Our Love Of Dogs

The Azabu University School of Veterinary Medicine in Sagamihara, Japan discovered that when humans gaze into the eyes of dogs, a “love hormone” called oxytocin spikes in humans. Oxytocin is considered one of the most important bonding mechanisms in humans. Without oxytocin, evolutionary bonding, trust, and affection would not be possible. One study had dogs and their owners interact for 30 minutes. After this time, the researchers tested oxytocin levels in both the dog’s and human’s urine. Surprisingly, it was found that the oxytocin levels in humans increased.

 

Do Dogs Love Humans?

We already know that dogs enjoy the companionship of humans, but did you know that dogs enjoy gazing into the eyes of humans?  The study revealed that the more dogs gazed into the eyes of humans, the more pleasure and feelings of adoration the dogs experienced. The scientists tested the dogs by spraying either oxytocin or saline into their canine subjects. Each dog was placed in a room with its owner and 2 strangers. The study found that dogs who were sprayed using oxytocin spent significantly more time gazing into their owner’s eyes than they did the others. Consequently, the level of oxytocin increased in the owners.

 

The Future For Dogs And Humans

These studies open the door to further research about topics such as, why dogs are useful as therapy dogs. Could it be due to the oxytocin connection? And why is it that the oxytocin reaction has not been observed between other species? As far as the dog/human bond goes, if you’ve ever wondered how your dog truly feels about you, now you know: dogs really do love humans as deeply as we love them.

 

Dogs Rule At Evolution Dog Wash

At Evolution Dog Wash we know that dogs are important family members. And now we know the science behind understanding how important we are to our dogs as well! When you think about how much we care about and for our dogs, and just how much the pet care industry offers for dogs, did we really need science to prove that to us? Probably not, but it’s good to know that our dogs truly do love us back!

Evolution Dog Wash Is ADA Compliant

ADA-Compliant-Dog-WashNot only is the Evolution Dog Wash built to be convenient for our pets, but in order to accommodate those with disabilities and limited mobility, the Evolution Dog Wash is designed to be accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.

 

As the “gold standard” in self serve dog washes, we are proud of what our Evolution Dog Wash system offers today. Although the Evolution Dog Wash features the absolute latest in what is available and possible with technology, we are constantly looking at ways to improve and update our machines to the benefit of the users, their pets, and the owners of the machines.  The Evolution Dog Wash is now ADA Compliant, which means that our dog wash machines meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and this is welcome news to many people.

 

Who Benefits From ADA Compliant Dog Wash Machines?

Being ADA compliant gives easier access of the Evolution Dog Wash machines to those who use wheelchairs or who have limited mobility. Owners of therapy dogs and guide dogs who are disabled will appreciate being able to easily use the Evolution Dog Wash, thus providing them with a bit more independence in their lives. Those with limited mobility will appreciate not having to lean or bend down to wash their dogs using the ADA Compliant Evolution Dog Wash machine.

 

Evolution Dog Wash Features

The Evolution Dog Wash is designed for ease of use and convenience, which benefits all individuals. While your dog stands on a non-skid contoured platform, there’s no need to strain and bend because of a conveniently located extendable shower spray. Hair and water flow underneath the platform and through a triple filtered drain. Our dog wash can be used for shampooing, conditioning, treating dogs with specialty treatments such as flea and tick shampoos, and even drying.

 

Evolution Dog Wash Makes For A Quick Clean Up

Because all the models of the Evolution Dog Wash are made of Aircraft quality stainless steel, clean up is a breeze. All that is needed to clean the dog wash is a quick lifting of the platform, which rests on a kickstand, and a simple hosing down. Any hair in the tub is easy to access and can simply be removed by hand, and any further hair and residue that flows down through the triple filter drainage trap, can be removed with the trap which is convenient and easy to lift out and empty, when necessary. The tub can be easily and quickly disinfected with a quick spray and rinse solution.

 

More Locations And Opportunities To Find The Evolution Dog Wash

An ADA compliant dog wash means that there are so many more ideal locations to consider housing an Evolution Dog Wash system.  Locations and facilities that are frequented by those with therapy dogs can provide a valuable service to therapy dog owners while benefitting from the extra business at the same time. To learn about how the Evolution Dog Wash can help your business see more revenue and growth, we invite you to call our team today at 800-426-0760.

The Evolution Dog Wash Attains CE Certification

CE-Certified-Dog-WashThe Evolution Dog Wash self-serve dog wash has attained CE Certification and now carries the CE Mark.

What CE Certification Means For Evolution Dog Wash

Evolution Dog Wash is proud to announce that our Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash now carries the CE Mark, a visible sign of its compliance with the relevant product supply law, and our conformity with the relevant product safety directives. There are specific requirements of the European health, safety, and environmental protection legislation that the manufacturing of our dog wash has complied with.  Products that are CE certified and marked are entitled to move freely throughout the European market which includes a total of 28 countries. The CE Marking is also known as the “trade passport to Europe” for products that are not manufactured in the EU, so the Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash is now also available outside the US.

CE Marking 101

Once specific requirements have been met, a product can affix the CE Marking. The letters “CE” stands for  “European Conformity”,  and the CE Mark is a distinct symbol displaying the letters “CE”.  When you see the CE Mark affixed to an Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash, you know that it has met these requirements and can be legally placed on the market in certain countries outside the US.

Our CE Certification Process For CE Marking

Evolution Dog Wash went through a number of complex steps specific to our dog wash system in order to earn CE certification. Between testing, quality system assessment, and inspection, we are proud to have completed the required steps that shows our conformity with all the relevant legislations.

The Evolution Dog Wash Is Also ADA Compliant

In addition to CE Certification, we are proud to announce that the Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash system is ADA Compliant. Technically, this means that our dog wash machines have met the standards set by the Americans wish Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) in order to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  For our customers, this brings great news. ADA compliance means that the Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash is accessible and usable by those with disabilities. Opening up accessibility of the Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash means we can open up our dog wash machines to new customers who are wheelchair bound or who have limited mobility. Guide dog owners and therapy dog owners with disabilities will be able to appreciate the independence of using our ADA compliant self serve dog wash, and will find our machines even more convenient than bathing their dogs at home. Using the Evolution Dog Wash, individuals with limited mobility may find relief in not having to strain or bend to reach their dog while washing them. And overall, the time savings and convenience of our self serve dog wash machines will be appreciated by all.

Evolution Dog Wash Is Always Looking Ahead

There’s a reason why you’ll find the Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash in so many different types of businesses. Not only have we perfected the self serve dog wash machine, but at Evolution Dog Wash, we are constantly considering advancements to our dog wash machines that can benefit both our customers and our pets. Learn more about our dog wash company here.

Multi-Family Top Revenue Producing Pet Amenities for 2016

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As more Americans become pet owners, real estate investors and property owners are learning that catering to these pet lovers makes great business sense.  In the past many properties banned pets completely.  However, as the number of empty nesters continues to grow and young people delay marriage, pets are filling the voids of companionship for a large segment of the population.  This is proven with record levels of pet ownership in the U.S.

 

The American Veterinary Medical Association published some surprising statistics related to pet ownership in America.

  • Over 74 million households have at least one pet
  • Over 43 million households have a dog
  • Dog ownership is growing, especially among renters and singles
  • Between 2006 and 2011, the latest period of time where data is available, dog ownership grew 39% among women living alone, 48% among men living alone and 46% among apartment renters.

 

How Are Property Owners Responding?

Property owners are now finally starting to roll out the red carpet to pet owners.  They are using a variety of a amenities that are not only accommodating for renters, but for their pets as well.  A few of the most popular pet amenities that will sure to be a hit in 2016 include:

 

Dog Parks

For years large neighborhoods have been installing dog parks as a way to draw in pet loving residents.  Apartment owners themselves are beginning to include dog parks in their construction plans.  Apartments around the country are offering dog parks to help attract pet owners.  Even apartment owners in urban areas like New York are installing roof top dog parks for pet owners looking to keep their pets healthy and active, even in the city.

 

Dog Washing Stations

Dog washing stations are another pet amenity that is growing in popularity among multi-family property owners.  These pet washing stations allow pet owners to wash their pets without the normal mess that occurs when using a normal bathtub.  Property owners are looking to models like the Evolution Dog Wash that offer years of worry free service for a large multi-family property.

 

Dog Walking Services

Some apartment owners in large metropolitan areas are even offering dog walking services for their busy tenants.  How great would it be if you could assure your dog was getting his or her daily exercise thanks to dog walking from your apartment staff?  This dream is now a reality in a number of apartment complexes around the country.

 

Grooming Services

Another growing trend in luxury apartment buildings are pet grooming services.  Simply drop your pet off on the way to work and come back to find your furry friend bathed and groomed!

 

Indoor Pet Play Spaces

No one loves rain, especially pets!  While outdoor dog parks are great when it’s nice and warm outside, they don’t serve much of a purpose during the winter months or when it’s raining.  A few apartment owners have taken this concern to heart by installing indoor pet play spaces for those times when playing outside is not conducive for pets.

 

Evolution Dog Wash Excited About These New Pet Amenities

At Evolution Dog Wash we’ve been advocating for additional pet amenities in multi-family apartment buildings for years.  It finally seems as if property owners are starting to listen.  We hope to see property owners continue to be accommodating to the growing number of pet owners across the country.

Doggie Daycare is as popular Child Day Care

waiting for my massageWith pets playing an even larger role in the lives of families than ever before, gone are the days where most homeowners just left Fido at home to play outside while family members traveled or went to work.  The doggie daycare industry has seen a huge uptick in popularity over the past few years as more people look for ways to entertain their pets while they travel or work.  With the entire pet industry accounting for over $58 billion in revenues in 2014, it’s no secret that Americans love their pets!  The American Pet Products Association indicates that in 2014 $4.84 billion was spent just on pet grooming & boarding alone.  In this blog we’ll outline what to look for in a doggie daycare facility and interview a local Cleveland dog trainer with ample experience as to what constitutes a safe and fun boarding facility for your dog.

 

Paul-Pollock-Sit-Means-SitWhat Does a Leading Cleveland Dog Trainer Have to Say About Doggie Daycare Facilities?

We interviewed our friend Paul Pollock who is owner of Cleveland’s own Sit Mean Sit.  Paul’s company works to provide all sorts of dog training to residents of the Cleveland area.  We asked Paul a few questions about his experience with dog boarding facilities and what dog owners should look out for when choosing a doggie daycare.

 

What red flags should you look for in a dog boarding facility?

Facilities that don’t ask for vaccinations and veterinary records could be a red flag.  Also, if a facility is not willing to show you where the dogs are staying it could mean that they’re ashamed of their conditions.  If the facility stinks where they’re willing to take you, it is likely much worse where the dogs are being kept.

 

What are some important questions to ask the facility?

What is the dog to staff ratio?

How long has the facility been in business?

What’s their protocol if a dog gets sick or injured?

Will they provide contact information for current clients?

 

How do you know you’re getting what you’ve paid for?

If the facility staff can tell you specific things about your dog it shows that they actually are getting to know your dog and aren’t just leaving him or her in their cage all day.  Also you should be able to get a sense of the staff knowledge to determine if the facility employees will be able to respond to your dogs needs.

 

What is a good size play area for small dogs, big dogs, etc..?

I would say it’s not as important as how how safe the areas are and how the dogs are being supervised.

 

At Evolution Dog Wash We Always Put The Dogs First

Just like Paul, at Evolution Dog Wash we’re committed to dog boarding facilities that provide the highest level of care to our pets.  We understand that dogs are an integral part of our families and if we have to leave them somewhere we want to make sure that the facility cares for our dogs in the best way possible.  We hope that you’ll do a bit of investigating prior to dropping your dog off at a doggie daycare facility in the future.

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Senior Living Communities

Pet-Friendly-Senior-CommunitiesAs the baby boomers begin to slow down and even retire, senior communities around the country are rolling out the red carpet to entice this huge infusion of new individuals.  One requirement that many of these seniors have is a safe and comfortable place to live, not only for themselves but in many cases for their furry friends as well.

 

Senior Living Communities Becoming More Pet Friendly

Just a few years ago in 2005, very few senior living communities accepted pets.  Fast forward to today and a recent New York Times piece pointed out that an estimated 40% of senior communities welcome pets.  This is largely due to the huge shift in many seniors’ affinities towards pets that has caused a seismic shift in the marketplace.

 

Not only are these senior communities becoming more accepting of pets but they are also adding a variety of amenities that pamper pets, which in turn pleases their owners.  Some of the amenities that are being added to senior communities around the country include dog washing stations, dog parks, agility courses and much more!

 

Top Dog-Friendly Communities for Seniors

We’ve put together a list of 5 of the top dog-friendly communities for seniors across the country.

 

The Palace Suites, Royale, and Renaissance

11355 SW 84th Street

Miami, FL 33173

 

The Palace Suites in Miami offers both accommodations for active seniors as well as options for long-term care if necessary.  These wonderful senior rental communities are all extremely pet friendly and offer a continuum of care for both the residents as well as their family members.  The various communities have specialized staffing in place to handle the ever-changing needs of a senior community.

 

Atria Hacienda

44600 Monterey Avenue

Palm Desert, CA 92260

 

Residents of Atria Hacienda are able to enjoy luxurious living including a movie theater, fitness center, a full-service grill and even a luxurious spa.  Atria Hacienda caters to seniors with pets and will welcome both residents as well as their furry friends with open arms.

 

The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

290 Kingstown Way

Duxbury, MA 02332

 

This lifestyle community is a full service senior center dedicated to individuals aged 62 and over.  Opened in 1994 the 38-acre campus offers a beautiful, wooded backdrop that is a favorite among the many residents that call this great community home.  Full pet care is available as well.

 

The Taylor

3100 Carlisle Street

Dallas, TX 75204

 

The Taylor offers luxury living in Dallas at its finest.  Some seniors are not quite ready to move to a senior-only community and would rather just live somewhere that offers full amenities and maintenance-free living.  The Taylor is in the heart of Uptown Dallas and even has a dedicated Evolution Dog Wash to keep your furry friends clean year round!

 

Brookdale Skyline

2365 Patriot Heights

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

 

Brookdale Village offers a senior living community focused on independent living.  With a full calendar of special events as well as luxury amenities, seniors will undoubtedly fall in love with their new home at Brookdale Village.  Both dogs and cats are welcome as well.

 

Pets Will Continue to be Welcomed At Senior Communities Across the Country

As more seniors begin to transition toward senior living communities, there is little doubt that pet friendly communities will continue to grow.  This is good news for the droves of pet loving seniors across the country.

One Self Serve Dog Wash Company Taking Advantage of 3D Technology

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Evolution Dog Wash is proud to introduce customers to their new virtual showroom where visitors to the Evolution Dog Wash Company’s website are able to get a virtual preview of our popular Evolution self serve dog wash.

New Virtual Showroom Features a 3D Model

Taking advantage of the latest technology, Evolution Dog Wash Company is excited to announce that we now offer an interactive 3D model of our premier dog wash system.  View the interactive model of the self serve dog wash here. With the new interactive 3D model, prospective owners will be able to better visualize the dog wash unit prior to purchasing and installing.

Easier Installation Using a Virtual Showroom

The virtual showroom will enable prospective buyers to not only have the dimensions of the dog wash system, but to also get a pretty clear idea of exactly where and how they will be able to position their dog wash unit in their facility, right down to the rough in for utilities. Once the owners have a clear 3D visual of the size and scope of their new dog wash system, installation should pretty much fall right into place.

Manufacturers Using Virtual Showrooms is a Trend

Home designers and the architectural industry have been using 3D technology applications for space planning for a few years now. The trend seeing an upswing now is manufacturers and marketers using this technology as an effective sales tool.

For manufacturers and distributors of exclusive and/or larger items such as Evolution’s dog wash, there is an obvious benefit to using a 3D virtual showroom. The customer is not likely to be able to readily make a trip to the actual sales floor to view the product prior to purchasing. This gives the manufacturer the opportunity to allow prospective buyers to truly view the unit from all sides and from different perspectives.  Clickable bullet points located on specific positions on the 3D model are used to highlight special features of items.  A zoom-in function allows for a close-up view of the product and a zoom-out function gives a birds-eye view.

3D Virtual Showroom is Not Evolution’s Only Technological Advance

The new 3D virtual showroom is not the first technological advance that the Evolution Dog Wash Company has taken advantage of with their dog wash systems.  Evolution is leading their industry with their newest and most technologically advanced self-serve dog wash system. This advanced dog wash keeps owners abreast of their business and features with live system monitoring and the ability to access data from a smartphone or tablet.

Visit Evolution Dog Wash at The Car Wash Show 2015

Evolution Dog Wash Company will be an exhibitor at the Car Wash Show 2015 in Las Vegas April 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Come and connect with us for a hands-on demonstration of our Evolution dog wash.  Car Wash businesses have been experiencing overwhelming success with the addition of Evolution dog wash systems. Visit our exhibit at the Car Wash Show 2015 to see our dog wash up front and to learn how your car wash business will benefit by adding one of our Evolution dog wash units.

How Truck Stop Owners are Adding Additional Revenue in 2015

Red-SemiIt’s the start of yet another new year and a perfect time to perform an annual financial evaluation of your truck stop business. If your financial analysis reveals that your truck stop business is losing money in certain areas, it may be time to carefully consider whether or not to remove or update those products or services that are taking up your truck stop’s valuable, potentially income-producing space.

If you have determined that revenues from certain products or services that your truck stop offers are  decreasing or holding steady, now is a good time to take a closer look at ways to boost revenues from those areas.

 

Drive Traffic to Your Truck Stop

Most important is finding unique, useful and profitable features for your truck stop that will keep travelers coming back to your spot again and again.

If you’re committing to a resolution in the new year to increase revenue opportunities for your truck stop, you might consider that in our fast-paced changing retail environment, even the truck stop business could use an update to keep up with the world around us.

Products and Services for Your Truck Stop in 2015

Here are various unique and profitable ideas to keep your truck stop on top of what is trending for 2015.

Video Poker Machines / Game Room – Travelers appreciate time to wind down and keep their minds off the road ahead. Truck stop owners will appreciate the cash revenue from gaming machines.

Showers/Laundromat/Barber Shop/Masseuse – For travelers, finding these personal services at a truck stop is a major convenience and less expensive than paying a motel for such services. For truck stop owners, these services provide cash income and a major draw to keep travelers coming back.

Self Serve Dog Wash/Green Pet Area – It is common for truck drivers to bring their best canine friends along for the long hauls. These truckers will remember the pet friendly truck stops that offer services that cater to dogs, especially a warm dog bath. Truck stop owners will enjoy the return business and the quick return on this type of investment.

Drive-Thru Truck Wash – This is a popular low-maintenance, sure-bet service for a truck stop to offer.

The NATSO Show 2015 – Consider attending the NATSO Show Feb 16-19 this year at the Wynn Las Vegas. This very specialized conference offers truck stop owners the edge in the business with networking and opportunities to learn about the newest products, advice and ideas for the industry.

Put New Revenue Ideas to Work for You in 2015!

For information about how you can build lasting relationships with travelers at your truck stop with self serve dog washes while increasing your truck stop revenue, call Evolution Dog Wash today at 800-426-0760 or visit EvolutionDogWash.com.

 

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