TravelCenters of America and the Trucking Solutions Group Again Sponsor 2013 MATS Health Awareness Walk at Mid-America Trucking

  TravelCenters of America and the Trucking Solutions Group Again Sponsor 2013
  MATS Health Awareness Walk at Mid-America Trucking Show

                 Walk Promotes Healthier Professional Drivers

2013 Mid-America Trucking Show

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- March 20, 2013

Together with Trucking Solutions Group, TravelCenters of America
(TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® branded
travel centers, invites the entire trucking industry to join their 4^th annual
MATS Health Awareness Walk. The walk will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013,
at 2 p.m. during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

The MATS Health Awareness Walk – the first of its kind – is a fitness event
for the trucking industry. There is no cost. Registration is required, and is
available online at or at MATS prior to the
walk. Walk participants will meet outside of room B103 at the Kentucky Expo
Center at 1:45 p.m. to register and prepare for the 2 p.m. step-off led by Tom
O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. All walk participants will
receive T-shirts and goodie bags, while supplies last, with health information
and giveaways.

The MATS Health Awareness Walk is a fun, non-competitive 1.5-mile course for
anyone in the trucking industry who wants to help raise fitness awareness, get
fit, stay healthy or find tips to enhance their workouts. Participants can
choose to walk all or part of the 1.5-mile distance.

TA and Petro, together with Trucking Solutions Group, are innovators in the
trucking industry, working toward making personal health and fitness easier
for all truckers. TravelCenters rolled out its StayFit program in 2010,
offering better-for-you restaurant menu options and travel store items, in
addition to free fitness centers, mapped walking trails and basketball courts,

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 244 convenient full-service
locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro Stopping Centers offer
customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, more than 500 full- and
quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance
services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), and
Reserve-It™ (truck parking reservations), 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

About Trucking Solutions Group

The Trucking Solutions Group began in 2008 for members to share best practices
in the trucking industry and assist each other with improving their
businesses. The Driver Health Council, a committee within the Group, is
dedicated to raising awareness of health issues in the industry. The Council
began Health Awareness Walks in 2010, and holds them at various trucking
industry conferences and events.


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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