TravelCenters of America Expands Diesel Engine Oil Offering with 10W-30 High-Performance Synthetic Blend

  TravelCenters of America Expands Diesel Engine Oil Offering with 10W-30
  High-Performance Synthetic Blend

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- May 29, 2013

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, announced today that it is offering
low-viscosity, 10W-30 synthetic blend diesel engine oil at all participating
24/7/365 TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube truck service facilities.

Recommended for nearly all high-performance diesel engine types, 10W-30 is
formulated to deliver a wide range of performance benefits over conventional,
mineral-based lubricants and higher viscosity synthetic blends, including
enhanced fuel economy potential, outstanding wear protection, and shear
stability, as well as exceptional low-temperature performance.

TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube now carry Mobil Delvac™ Elite 10W-30, the
latest addition to ExxonMobil’s family of Mobil Delvac™-branded heavy-duty
diesel lubricants. Shell and Chevron synthetic blends are also available at TA
and Petro locations. All brands will be available with preventative
maintenance services, as well as for purchase in containers.

“We are pleased to now offer our fleet and owner-operator customers the 10W-30
semi-synthetic base oil option for their trucks,” said Tom O’Brien, President
and CEO of TravelCenters. “In addition to helping with fuel economy, the
10W-30 has a longer life, which will save drivers time and money, and allow
them more hours on the road,” he continued.

TA and Petro Technical Training Manager, Homer Hogg, shared a word of advice
for professional drivers. “Although the 10W-30 synthetic blend can extend the
time between oil drains, it does not extend other preventative maintenance
measures, including complete lubrication service, and checking all fluids,
belts and hoses,” he said. “Drivers should follow the complete preventative
maintenance schedule to prevent heavy repair expenses down the road.”

All TA and Petro truck service facilities provide extended maintenance
services designed to meet in-between-drain needs.

The TA and Petro Truck Service Network specializes in providing light duty
repair, brakes, electrical, alignment, air conditioning, preventive
maintenance, inspections and RoadSquad™ emergency road call services. More
than 3,000 highly trained ASE- and TIA-certified technicians staff TA Truck
Service and Petro:Lube locations, which offer 1,000 service bays nationwide.
RoadSquad provides a fully staffed 24/7/365 emergency roadside service, with
450 service trucks located at TA and Petro Stopping Centers sites.

In late 2012, TravelCenters conducted its annual independent survey of
Overdrive magazine readers. Results 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 42 states and Canada operating under
the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 247 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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