TravelCenters of America Opens Two New Always-Open Truck Service Centers

  TravelCenters of America Opens Two New Always-Open Truck Service Centers

 Petro:Lube Truck Service Center Opens at Salina, Kansas and TA Truck Service
                           Opens at Porter, Indiana

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- April 25, 2013

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the opening of two newly
built truck service facilities. The newest Petro:Lube Truck Service is located
at I-70, Exit 252 in Salina, Kansas, and offers four service bays. TA Truck
Service adds is newest facility at I-94, Exit 22B in Porter, Indiana, with six
bays. Both facilities are open 24/7/365.

Highly trained ASE- and TIA-certified technicians will be on staff at these
locations and throughout the TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube network. The TA
and Petro Service Network specializes in providing light duty repair, brakes,
electrical, alignment, air conditioning, preventive maintenance, inspections
and RoadSquad™ emergency road call services. These two new locations take the
total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to

Both facilities have been built to include generator power in case of an
electrical outage. Additionally, to enhance the comfort of professional
drivers waiting for maintenance work to be performed, outdoor patio and
seating areas have been designed for customers to enjoy. Large, indoor waiting
areas with TVs are also available.

“We are happy to open new truck service operations at both of these locations
in order to provide a complete full-service offering to customers and keep
them rolling,” shared Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.

The TA-Petro annual independent survey of Overdrive magazine readers in late
2012 showed that TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube were “Voted Best” by
professional drivers in eight categories, including Best Maintenance Shops,
4:1; Most Competent Technicians, 7:1; Most Trusted to Perform, 10:1; and Most
Complete Shops, 8:1. These ratios depict driver preference for TA and Petro
versus the next closest over-the-road repair and maintenance facilities,
including truck stops. TA and Petro were voted Best Overall Truck Stops,
preferred 4:1 over the competition.

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 245 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),
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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