TravelCenters of America Opens First TA Travel Center Location in Rhode Island

  TravelCenters of America Opens First TA Travel Center Location in Rhode
  Island

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- May 3, 2013

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and
rebranding of the only travel center in the state of Rhode Island. The newest
TA travel center is located in West Greenwich, at I-94, Exit 5B (849 Victory
Highway). The opening of this location, planned for May 4 at 8 a.m., raises
the number of travel centers in the TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded
chain to 246. TA and Petro locations can now be found in 42 states.

Amenities at the new TA currently include:

  *200 truck parking spaces on a spacious, well-lit parking lot;
  *6 diesel lanes;
  *Travel store;
  *5 showers;
  *Full-service restaurant;
  *Emergency roadside service, available 24/7/365; and
  *UltraONE^® Rewards Program kiosk and swiping system.

This location also offers a variety of other full-service professional driver
amenities, including Wi-Fi, weigh scale, and ATM, check cashing and TripPak
services. Gasoline is offered at six fueling lanes.

“We are very pleased to have acquired this location,” said Tom O’Brien,
President and CEO of TravelCenters. “We plan to add a number of new amenities
to this location. We expect to invest in the restaurant to transform it into a
full-service Country Pride, and perform extensive renovations to the TA Truck
Service facility. Additionally, we plan to add our state-of-the-art laundry
system, remodel the driver’s lounge, and pave the parking lot,” he added.

TA and Petro conducted the annual independent survey of Overdrive magazine
readers in late 2012. The results showed that drivers prefer TA and Petro over
the next closest truck stop brand 4:1 for the best overall truckstop category.
TA and Petro dominated the survey in 33 other categories, including largest
parking lots 5:1; best overall food 6:1; most comprehensive driver services
3:1; cleanest showers and restrooms 3:1; best fitness facilities 6:1; best
overall truck repair 4:1; and most competent technicians 7:1. These ratios
depict driver preference for TA and Petro versus the next closest truck stop
brand.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 42 states and Canada operating under
the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 246 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 www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping
Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.

Contact:

TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
tliutkus@ta-petro.com
 
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