TravelCenters of America Honors Truckers and Educates Motorists Through Kid’s Meal Placemats in Full-Service Restaurants

  TravelCenters of America Honors Truckers and Educates Motorists Through
  Kid’s Meal Placemats in Full-Service Restaurants

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- August 5, 2013

TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has introduced a new placemat in its
full-service restaurants designed to educate the motoring public about the
role that truckers play in the economy. As part of an exclusive online
partnership with MiniTime (, a travel website dedicated to
helping parents plan affordable and fun family vacations, TravelCenters and
the online family travel planning site will provide kid's meal menu placemats
that focus on trucking facts.

Kids and their families will learn interesting details about trucking through
fun facts and games, including Truck-Tac-Toe, and a seek-and-find picture
highlighting a few of the items that trucks transport.

"We love professional drivers and are striving to aid in raising the image of
professional drivers at every opportunity," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice
President, Food Marketing & Operations at TravelCenters. "Our partnership with
MiniTime is just another opportunity to inform the general public of the hard
work professional drivers do, day in and day out, to keep America moving,” he

Throughout the summer, TravelCenters has also partnered with RadioDisney in
the Cleveland, Indianapolis and Detroit markets to inform families about TA
and Petro Stopping Centers travel centers and just how important trucking is
to America. At events in these communities, families can pick up a pamphlet
that discusses motorist safety when sharing the road with trucks, and
information about professional drivers and their contributions.

TravelCenters also recently launched its Citizen Driver Award program to
recognize and reward the best truckers in the industry for their efforts both
on the job and in their communities. Anyone can nominate a driver. All of the
details can be found at

TA and Petro locations are conveniently located off interstate highway exits.
TA and Petro full-service restaurants have been recognized by customers for
great food, cleanliness and an unmatched level of service.

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 For more information on Petro Stopping
Centers, please visit


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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