TravelCenters of America to Rename Truckstops after ‘Citizen Drivers’

  TravelCenters of America to Rename Truckstops after ‘Citizen Drivers’

2013 Mid-America Trucking Show

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- March 22, 2013

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, announced today at the Mid-America
Trucking Show its first ‘Citizen Driver’ award program, designed to recognize
professional drivers who evoke public respect for the truck driving

A professional driver may be nominated for the ‘Citizen Driver’ award by
anyone. The nomination form, rules and other information will be posted to the
TA and Petro web sites in April 2013. Nominations will be accepted throughout
2013 and the winner or winners will be announced in March of 2014.

TravelCenters expects to invite trucking industry organizations to provide
judges for submitted nominations. Nominees will be judged on factors
including, demonstrated, exemplary citizenship in the driving community and
otherwise; driving safety record; community involvement; leadership and
healthy lifestyle. ‘Citizen Drivers’ will be honored at a special event in
Louisville next year during the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show, and each will
have their favorite TA or Petro travel center named after them. Additional
prizes will be awarded to nominees and finalists.

“We are extremely proud to play a role in support of the companies and drivers
that make up the great truck driving industry,” shared Tom O’Brien, President
and CEO of TravelCenters. “Our customers log millions of miles each year and
move the freight that keeps the U.S. economy going. We do our best to provide
them with unparalleled hospitality, customer service and tools they need to be
successful in their businesses, because they deserve it. Our ‘Citizen Driver’
award is a way to recognize the best of the best, not just for being good at
their jobs, but for being good people that everyone, everywhere, both inside
and outside of trucking, can admire and respect. A ‘Citizen Driver’ is
intended to be someone the whole trucking industry is proud to be associated
with, and whose stories should be heard by their peers and those outside the
industry,” he added.

More information regarding the ‘Citizen Driver’ award and nominations will be
available soon.

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 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), 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


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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