TravelCenters of America Kicks Off Fourth Annual Fundraising Campaign to Benefit St. Christopher Fund

  TravelCenters of America Kicks Off Fourth Annual Fundraising Campaign to
  Benefit St. Christopher Fund

          Customer & Employee Donations to Benefit Truckers in Need

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- August 22, 2013

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, today launched its annual campaign in
support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a
non-profit organization that helps truck drivers suffering from financial
hardship due to medical problems. The campaign will run at all TA and Petro
locations from Aug. 22 – Sept. 30, 2013.

During the event, guests and employees at TA and Petro Stopping Centers will
be invited to make donations of $1 or more. Commemorative 2013 wristbands will
be given to everyone choosing to donate. Donations may be made at all company
restaurants, travel stores, fuel buildings and truck service facilities. One
hundred percent of all donations will go to the SCF.

“I look forward to this campaign each year, and I know our employees do as
well. It’s a great feeling to be able to help the SCF raise money for truck
drivers in need,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “The
campaign has become very recognizable for drivers, and anticipated by them, as
well,” O’Brien continued. “They like knowing they can help their fellow
drivers in some small way. All of those dollar donations really add up to a
great deal of assistance.”

TravelCenters has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010. The TA
and Petro annual campaign contributions mark the largest single donations the
Fund receives each year. As of July 31, 2013, SCF has helped 806 truck drivers
and their families with monthly bills, including utilities and mortgages.

“We are so happy and thankful that TA and Petro are once again putting on the
Band Together for SCF campaign on our behalf,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, SCF’s
Executive Director. “The support we receive from TA and Petro and all of their
customers during this campaign and year-round events enables us to help
hundreds of drivers with financial assistance.”

Professional drivers who are suffering from financial hardship due to medical
problems can apply to the SCF for assistance at www.truckersfund.org.

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.

About St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3),
nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to professional
truck drivers who have medical problems and are in need of financial
assistance. For more information, please visit www.truckersfund.org or call
(865) 202-9428.

Contact:

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