TA Launches TruckSmart i-Phone Application

“TruckSmart provides invaluable data and locating services, some of which have never been available before in the industry,” says CEO.

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has launched a new smart phone application called TruckSmart.

“TA and Petro offer customers the full-service advantage and TruckSmart is yet another dimension to what TA is doing to help professional truck drivers optimize their business,” said Thomas O’Brien, president & CEO of TravelCenters of America. “TruckSmart provides invaluable data and locating services, some of which have never been available before in the industry.”

Using TruckSmart, professional drivers can access:

— an interactive map displaying all TA and Petro locations;

— a location list by radius of current location in addition to a State by State site location lookup;

—current posted fuel prices;

—available showers, both in total and the number available currently at any location;

— turn by turn directions to any location;.

— current location weather conditions;

— estimate (generally within last two hours) of available truck parking spaces by location;.

— a complete amenities and services list by location;

—current special offers at TA and Petro restaurants, travel store and truck maintenance centers;

— a link to the RoadSquad national network of roadside assistance services.

Two key highlights of TruckSmart include information and capabilities never before available: TruckSmart lets users directly dial and link to TA’s RoadSquad roadside assistance program. When called or linked, the RoadSquad national call center captures precise coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the downed trucker, providing RoadSquad precise dispatch capability. In addition, TruckSmart provides available truck parking space information at TA and Petro locations. TA and Petro have over 42,000 truck parking spaces across the U.S. TA believes that the launch of TruckSmart represents the first time this kind of parking data has been made available to truckers.

TruckSmart is currently available for Apple iPhones. Phase II development, including applications for Android phones is expected to be available soon.

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