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New Feature - Truck Stop Reviews

02/02/09

New Feature - Truck Stop Reviews

Truck Stop Reviews Added

We just hooked up a feature we've been testing in-house for awhile - the ability to leave reviews on truck stops that you've visited.

This new feature requires that you create a user account for the TruckMaster Fuel Finder™, so that we have some accountability built into the system, and keep spammers out as much as possible.

The basic operation of this system system is as follows:

  • A user can leave one "review" per truck stop, although he can update his review and leave new comments as often as desired.
  • A user representing the truck stop is allowed to offer a response to any reviews that are left for his truck stop. It's assumed that if a user leaves a poor review, the manager may want to respond with corrections that they have made to improve the situation, in an effort to coerce the reviewer to upgrade his review.
  • The average rating for the truck stop is the average of all of the reviews left by distinct users.

We've yet to allow you to see ratings anywhere except for on the individual truck stop pages, i.e. they do not show up in the Fuel Finder results area, the affiliation pages, or the state listings. We want to observe posting behavior a few days prior to "hooking up" this last portion, as we want to make sure that we have "responsible" posts and ratings being assigned. The ultimate plan entails allowing you to sort returned results by the truck stop rating just as you can CPG, distance from origin, etc.

Hopefully you find this new feature as exciting as we do, we look forward to your comments.

Greg Dodson
TruckMaster Fuel Finder™ Team Leader
TruckMaster Your Trucking Company

3 comments

Ryan

I stumbled upon Boz Bros. Truck Stop
(New Lisbon, WI Exit #61) and was, quite frankly, amazed at the notion of an American family-owned business taking on the nearly impossible financial challenge of operating and revamping a major truck stop (formerly CITGO). During my visits there, it felt like Aunt Martha was baking biscuits in the kitchen while Uncle Charlie was hobnobbing with hungry, spirited diners. One would think in such a revenue-pressurized situation that a down home, friendly atmosphere would be unsustainable. Their shop is meticulous and clean enough to be a satellite dining area. Attached is contact informaton.

Like many businesses in the past year, we have received surprise ‘credit line reduction’ calls from stammering, panicked Financial Managers who spread fear like hot sauce at a Texas barbeque.
We all need to hear about optimistic entrepreneurs like the Boz (Bozovich) Brothers . Their fortitude and unflinching faith in free enterprise gives us strength to fight our own battles. Most truckstops today are corporate-owned and bear little resemblance to cozy trucker havens of the past.

05/20/09 @ 04:32 pm
Comment from: richard
richard

Recently I stopped back in Boz Bros after being out west for a few months. I was saddened to see that my Ray Of Sunshine was no longer there- Asst Mgr Carrie. She always had a smile on her face, a happy word for anyone who walked into the building and kept us laughing on the radio. When I asked the manager Julie what happened, she had no comment. Maybe I broke up the smokers lounge with my comment. I decided to stop for something to eat and the waitress- JoJo-NoTeeth- was as surly as ever. She may be a favorite amongst locals but when someone new comes in, tone down the foul language and the smoke breaks.
All I can say is that I will let the other drivers know that Carrie is no longer there and to keep driving either to Mauston or Oakdale. What a pity…..

01/26/10 @ 10:13 am
Comment from: Paul  
Paul

LOL!! Tell me that review wasn’t written by the Boz Brother’s financial manager!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!!!! Please, how stupid do you think the public is?

07/22/10 @ 07:14 am

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