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Truckstop Sales Surge 10%

Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 10% during the 2011 third quarter compared with a year earlier led largely by growth in automotive product and hot dispensed beverage sales, according to the McLane-NATSO Index. The index, designed to illustrate market trends within the truckstop and travel plaza industry by comparing

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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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TA Expands Loyalty Program Benefits

Professional drivers can now redeem UltraONE points for merchandise in new online merchandise catalog. TravelCenters of America LLC has unveiled a new online merchandise catalog for its UltraONE loyalty program members. Now, professional drivers have thousands of top quality, name brand rewards from which to choose – items that can be obtained using UltraONE Points

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TA Dominates Driver Satisfaction Survey

TravelCenters of America LLC has announced the results of the fifth annual “Voted Best” survey. The survey was conducted during August and September 2011, by Overdrive Magazine.“The 2011 survey results show a clear and growing preference by drivers for what we call the Full-Service Advantage. Our Petro Iron Skillet restaurants and TA Truck Service facilities

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TA Announces New Subway Restaurant

New this year, the Porter South TA location now offers hungry guests a fresh sandwich option. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has opened a Subway restaurant in Porter, Ind., on the south side of I-94. The Porter South TA is a new location added to the TA system earlier this year. It is an ancillary

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TA Opens New Petro Stopping Center

Acquired in May 2011, the new Brazil, Ind.-based site has been renovated and is ready to greet customers. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has completed renovations and rebranding on its newest Petro full-service travel center at Exit 23 off I-70, 1035 West State Road 42, Brazil, Ind. The location was previously operated as Steel City,

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TA Welcomes Customers’ Four-Legged Friends

Designated pet areas now available at all sites. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) is adding to its full-service benefits by welcoming back-seat drivers of the furry kind to all travel centers within the TA and Petro Stopping Centers network. Drivers will see a designated pet area at each location, inviting them to let their pets

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TA Opens New Store in DeMotte, Indiana

Former Gas City opens as a TravelCenters of America store, featuring a Country Pride restaurant and BP-branded gasoline. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has completed the renovations and rebranding of the newest TA full-service travel center at Exit 230 off I-65, 11166 West State Rd., DeMotte, Ind. The location was previously operated as Gas City,

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TA To Accept Cards From U.S. Bank’s Voyager Network

Fleet drivers with a Voyager card can now use it to buy fuel at TA and Petro Stopping Center locations.  TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) and U.S. Bank have reached agreement where TA will accept Voyager Fleet Systems fuel payment cards. The agreement will allow fleet drivers who hold a Voyager card to make fuel

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TA Opens Raphine Petro Stopping Center

“This location provides motorists a stopping point on I-81 and I-64 in southwest Virginia, where they can enjoy a hot meal, plenty of parking, shopping and a full range of other amenities,” says TA CEO. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) owner of Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the opening of its newest Petro full-service travel

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Petro Stopping Center Re-Opens in Salina

TravelCenters buys back and re-introduces former franchise location. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA), owner of Petro Stopping Centers, today announced it has completed its planned acquisition and opening of the newest Petro travel center at Exit 252 off I-70 in Salina, Kan. “We were very happy to have the chance to buy this location and

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Flourishing After the Floods

After suffering extensive water damage at its Nashville, Tenn., store, TravelCenters of America has reopened the unit with a new look and a host of modern features. By: Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Just a year ago, the TravelCenters of America truck stop in Nashville, Tenn., fell victim to the historic flooding that ravaged Middle Tennessee

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TA Launches UltraChef Million Point Recipe Contest

TravelCenters of America and Petro restaurants plan to feature winning recipes submitted by customers. TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro Stopping Centers have announced the UltraChef One Million Point Recipe Challenge. Professional drivers are encouraged to enter for their chance to earn fortune and fame. Any UltraONE driver rewards program member can submit comfort food

TA Adds “On Your Time” Fuel Receipts

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has added “On Your Time” fuel receipts to enhance the professional driver’s experience and time management at all TA and Petro branded full service locations. The “On Your Time” Fuel Receipt System gives UltraONE members the choice to: Print fuel receipts at the UltraONE kiosk in any location (even a

TA/Petro Offers New Fleet Cards

TravelCenters of America (TA)/Petro Stopping Centers has teamed with Fuelman Network, a division of FleetCor Technologies LLC, to introduce Fuelman and CFN FleetWide fleet cards at all participating TA/Petro locations. “The inclusion of more than 225 of the nation’s top travel plazas into our acceptance program considerably strengthens Fuelman and CFN FleetWide cardholders’ access to

TravelCenters of America Posts Q2 Results

TravelCenters of America LLC has announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010. As of  June 30, 2010, TA’s business included 229 sites, 166 of which were operated under the “TravelCenters of America” or “TA” brand names and 63 of which were operated under the “Petro” brand name. TA’s

TA Prepares Drivers For CSA 2010

This week, TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) announced the industry’s only comprehensive set of initiatives to help drivers adapt to the new, important safety and inspection standards, commonly referred to as “CSA 2010″, at all TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube locations. A comprehensive set of industry leading manuals about CSA 2010, produced by J.J. Keller,

TravelCenters of America Adds Low-Cal Meals

This month, TravelCenters of America (TA) Executive Chef Thomas Straub has introduced four flavorful and fit-friendly menu items to the TA full service restaurants. Introduced under the banner of “Stay Fit with Flavor” these meals only have 600 calories, perfect for health conscious consumers. The items include: Shrimp Stir Fry, Chicken Stir Fry, a Grilled

Energizing Beverage Sales

Thirteen years after the energy drink market emerged in the U.S. with the introduction of Red Bull, the category remains popular with consumers, who are willing to pay higher prices in a difficult economy for an extra jolt.  But while Mintel reported in July 2009 that the energy drink market had climbed to an estimated

TravelCenters of America And McLane Renew Contract

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has renewed its contract with McLane, for supply chain services to its 233 TA and Petro Stopping Center branded travel stores throughout 41 states. The companies began their relationship in 1999. McLane’s 19 facilities will continue to support distribution of a broad line of products for TA. The stores offer

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