TravelCenters of America Now Carrying MICHELIN Duals and X One Tires at TA and Petro Stopping Centers

  TravelCenters of America Now Carrying MICHELIN Duals and X One Tires at TA
  and Petro Stopping Centers

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- December 20, 2012

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA^® and Petro
Stopping Centers^® branded travel centers, announced today that it is offering
both MICHELIN^® duals and X One^® tires at participating TA and Petro
locations. The addition of the Michelin duals expands TravelCenters’ quality
brand offering of commercial truck tires, and gives fleets and owner operators
more than 200 additional 24/7/365 points of service for the Michelin brand.

The Michelin steer, drive and trailer tires will be available and serviced at
all participating TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube truck service facilities
within the TA and Petro network. RoadSquad 24/7/365 emergency roadside service
trucks within the network will also carry Michelin ^ tires. TA and Petro will
offer the popular Michelin ^ XZA3^®+ EVERTREAD^TM steer, XDN^®2 and X^®
Line^TM Energy D drive, XT-1^® trailer, as well as other tread designs and
sizes. TA and Petro have been carrying the Michelin X One line of tires since
September 2012.

“We are pleased to expand our agreement with Michelin and offer fleets and
owner-operators more Michelin quality truck and trailer tire options,” said
Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “Adding dual and wide-base
Michelin tires to our tire line up provides drivers with the most tire options
over-the-road,” he added.

“This expanded agreement with TravelCenters of America provides our fleet and
owner-operator customers additional access to Michelin dual and X One products
wherever they need it”, said Vic Koelsch, Chief Operating Officer for Michelin
Americas Truck Tires. “We are proud to work with the TA and Petro network to
offer a full range of tire options over the road.”

TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube facilities offer a combined 1,000 service bays
and are staffed by nearly 3,000 technicians trained in TIA (Tire Industry
Association) Basic Commercial Tire Service. RoadSquad provides a fully staffed
24/7/365 emergency roadside service, with 450 service trucks located at TA and
Petro Stopping Centers locations.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under
the TA^® and Petro Stopping Centers^® brands. With 243 convenient locations
off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro offer customers diesel and gasoline
fueling services, nearly 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour
convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™
(24/7/365 emergency roadside service), electronic communication (WiFi), and
many other services – all within large, high traffic facilities. For more
information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit For
more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit


Tom Liutkus
TravelCenters of America
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