Kids to Eat Free at TA, Petro Stopping Centers this Summer

TravelCenters of America Invites Kids to Eat Free All Summer Long at TA and Petro Stopping Centers Full-Service Restaurants TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is upping the stakes in the foodservice business. The company is inviting all kids to eat free for the summer. From May

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Pantry, TA Release Financial Results

Both The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America release their third and second quarter financial results, respectively. The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America (TA) report their financial results through the end of June for this year. Pantry Inc. reported its net income was $14.8 million or $0.65 per share. This compares to net income

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TA Acquires Travel Center In N.M.

TA adds business and fuel services for professional drivers and motorists in the southern N.M.-area. TravelCenters of America announced the acquisition and rebranding of the former Savoy Travel Center to the Petro Stopping Centers brand. The new travel center is located in Deming, N.M. The opening of this new location raises the number of full-service

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TA Installs At-The-Pump DEF At 100th Location

TA reaches milestone with installing DEF dispensers at its locations. TravelCenters of America LLC completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. The company plans to have most of its locations fitted with on-island bulk DEF by the end of 2012. The new dispensers

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TA Builds Its StayFit Fitness Program

TravelCenters of America moves forward with its StayFit program by adding a new fitness center at a Dallas-based store. TravelCenters of America opened its 40th StayFit fitness center in a Dallas-based travel plaza.  The company announced all of its StayFit fitness rooms are free to professional drivers who carry the UltraONE Driver Rewards card.  The

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TA Hosts Recipe Challenge For Drivers

Professional drivers get creative and submit their favorite recipes to TravelCenters of America for its UltraChef contest.  Professional drivers can show off their chef skills in TravelCenter of America’s second UltraChef One Million Point Recipe contest to earn points, prizes and recognition. TA wants professional drivers in the UltraONE Driver Rewards program to submit their

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TA Opens Two New Full-Service Travel Centers

TA adds two more travel centers in the Michigan-area this week. TravelCenters of America LLC opened two new TA-branded locations on June 25 at Tekonsha and Battle Creek, Mich. The addition of the two new stations brings the total number of TA full-service travel centers to 240. The new Tekonsha location includes all of the

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TA Honors Military For Independence Day

TravelCenters of America serves free, home-cook style meals to veterans who served the nation on July 4. TravelCenters of America (TA) wants to invite veterans and active duty military to enjoy a free meal on Independence Day, July 4 at participating TA ad Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurants. The company plans to honor the men

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TA To Offer LNG Fueling Lanes

TravelCenters of America answered questions on whether to support the emerging natural gas market today with the help of Shell Oil Products, TA CEO Tom O’Brien says. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) entered a memorandum of understanding with Shell Oil Products US and its affiliates to construct and run a network of liquefied natural gas

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TA Offers Free Food For Female Drivers On Mother’s Day

Women holding commercial drivers licenses eat free May 13 at TA and Petro full-service restaurants. TravelCenters of America (TA) is inviting all professional driving women to enjoy a complimentary meal on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, at any participating TA and Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurant across the U.S. TA and Petro will be honoring

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TA Launches “Name the Burger” Contest

TA and Petro Stopping Centers full-service restaurants, professional drivers are encouraged to submit burger names for the chance to earn 25,000 UltraONE loyalty points. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) invites all professional drivers to enter its online “Name the Burger” contest for a chance to win big. Burger creations have been unveiled by the executive

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TA Announces New Ways To Save

UltraONE Member Pricing and Buy Big & Save introduced at Mid-America Trucking Show. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced two major savings programs for professional drivers available at TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel stores. Professional drivers who are members of the UltraONE Driver Rewards program will receive special Member Pricing discounts on

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Prepaid Provides Incremental Sales Opportunities

Mercator Advisory Group’s Prepaid Market Forecast 2011-2014 expects prepaid market growth to slow over the next four years as regulatory and economic issues, as well as saturation in segments including unemployment, impact the market. Open-loop loads are expected to total $281.7 billion in 2013, down $139.4 billion from last year’s forecast of $421.1 billion. “I

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TA Sponsors MATS Health Awareness Walk

At Mid-America Trucking Show walk promotes healthier professional drivers. The entire trucking industry is invited to join TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) and Trucking Solutions Group for the third annual MATS Health Awareness Walk. The walk, sponsored by TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, together with Trucking Solutions Group, is set for Friday,

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TA Opens Its Fourth Dunkin’ Donuts

TA adds a Dunkin’ Donuts to its Mebane Petro Stopping Center to complement the location’s full-service Iron Skillet restaurant. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced the opening of Dunkin’ Donuts at the Petro Stopping Center located at I-40/I-85, Exit 157 in Mebane, N.C. The new location will be open from 5 a.m. to 10

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TA Bulks Up with DEF At Over 60 Locations

TruckSmart Mobile App shows all on-island DEF sites. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (“DEF”) dispensers at 62 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. Included in this number are four sites that have bulk DEF pumping capabilities Professional drivers can see all TA and

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TA Donates More Than $212,000 to SCF

Second annual campaign results in largest donation to truckers fund. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) wrapped up its second annual ‘Band Together for SCF’ campaign with $212,538.87 in donations to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). Customers and employees of TA and Petro Stopping Centers made donations from Nov. 15 –

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Driving Foodservice Profitability

Taking steps to promote innovative products and value pricing can elevate the whole roller grill experience. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. When consumers think of convenience store food, roller grill hot dogs are top of mind. Roller grills have developed a mixed reputation over the years, but they remain a staple of c-store foodservice programs

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TA Adds New High Tech Laundry Equipment

Drivers can be notified by text message when their laundry is complete. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has begun its rollout of the most modern laundry facility equipment on the highway. TA’s 190 laundry rooms in company-operated locations today contain nearly 2,000 washers and dryers; all of these machines are expected to be replaced with

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TA Opens Fresh Healthy Café

“We are adding this new Fresh Healthy Café to augment our StayFit program, which provides professional drivers better ability to follow their own wellness program,” says TA CEO. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has opened a Fresh Healthy Café at TA Livingston, located at SR 99, Exit 203 – Winton Parkway, in Livingston, Calif. Fresh

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Customers to Vote for Best TA & Petro Restaurants

Online ballots accepted through Jan. 3. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) is asking all of its guests to identify the best TA and Petro Stopping Center sit-down, table-service restaurant locations and servers. Customers are asked to cast their votes through an online ballot at www.ta-petro.com/thebest. Votes will be accepted through midnight on Jan. 3, 2012.

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ATA Welcomes TravelCenters of America

“We intend to play an active role in the ATA to help promote the success of the trucking industry and continue to foster the respect its drivers deserve,” says TA CEO. American Trucking Associations has welcomed TravelCenters of America LLC as its newest allied member. “I am excited about becoming an ATA member. TravelCenters of

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TA Opens Eight UltraMobile Verizon Retail Outlets

Plans include expansion to 100 locations through 2012. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has become an authorized Verizon wireless retailer and opened retail outlets under the UltraMobile name at eight of its TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The UltraMobile outlets provide a full service offering in a convenient location

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TA Kicks Off Annual Campaign

Donations raised benefit professional drivers in need. TravelCenters of America LLC’s full-service TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands have launched their support of the 2011 customer and employee donation drive to benefit St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), an organization that helps truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems. The

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TA Enters New $200 Million Credit Facility

TravelCenters of America LLC has entered into a new $200 million revolving credit facility. The new facility replaces TA’s previous $100 million credit facility, which had a maturity date of Nov. 12, 2012. The maturity date of the new facility is Oct. 25, 2016. Drawings under this new credit facility will require interest payments of

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