TA Releases TruckSmart 2.0 Mobile App

New version includes UltraONE Rewards access and instant shower feature.

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has released version 2.0 of its TruckSmart mobile application for Android and iPhone smartphone platforms.

Version 2.0 continues the track record of the popular 1.0 by bringing even more first-in-the-industry features. TruckSmart 2.0 gives professional drivers the power to access their UltraONE Rewards Program account information including points balances, shower credits and recent transactions without stopping at the driver kiosk.

TruckSmart 2.0 also features upgraded search capabilities, and each location’s amenities screen has a place to show special at-location promotions and events. Navigational enhancements also make it easier to find locations and amenities within the app.

“TruckSmart 2.0 is a blockbuster; a category killer. Drivers have asked for the UltraONE loyalty club features we’ve added. But what I am really excited about is the instant shower feature. UltraONE members can reserve a shower from their sleeper cabs, from the store, or from anywhere in the country, without stopping at the driver kiosk,” said Tom O’Brien, president and CEO of TA. “TA and Petro are in the business of helping professional drivers be successful at their business. TruckSmart 2.0 features allow drivers to save time and quickly get back on the road.”

Other enhancements built into the new version include the ability for users to search for locations by highway, to share their location coordinates, and to place a call to TA customer service with the press of a button. The new instant shower feature tells the driver if there’s a wait for a shower and will alert the driver when the shower is ready for them. Ready showers will be held open for 15 minutes.

The app continues to feature the capabilities from Version 1.0, released March 1, 2011, including restaurant, service and travel store specials; location mapping and directions to all TA and Petro locations; site amenities; one-touch calling for RoadSquad 24-hour emergency roadside assistance; as well as real time shower wait times and parking space availability (updated every two hours).

New app users can download TruckSmart 2.0 at http://www.tatravelcenters.com/trucksmart. TruckSmart 1.0 users will see an update notification on their smartphone app screen. TA continues to work on more TruckSmart capabilities and expects to release Version 3.0 soon.

TravelCenters of America LLC, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands.

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