TravelCenters of America Now Accepting Nominations for 2Nd Annual ‘Citizen Driver’ Award Program

  TravelCenters of America Now Accepting Nominations for 2Nd Annual ‘Citizen
  Driver’ Award Program

    Site Renaming and Dedication Ceremonies to Take Place for 2014 Winners

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- May 6, 2014

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, is now accepting nominations for the
2015 Citizen Driver Awards. The program, launched last year, is designed to
recognize professional drivers who evoke public respect for the truck driving
profession through goodcitizenship, safety, community involvement, health and
wellness, and leadership.

Anyone -- fleet owners and executives, co-workers, friends,husbands, wives,
sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, trucking organizationmembers, trucking
industry suppliers, trucking industry customers -- may nominate a professional
driver for the award. Nomination forms, rules and other information can be
found at Nominations will be accepted
through September 30, 2014. The 2015 Citizen Driver Award recipients will be
recognized at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March 2015, in Louisville,

“We saw many outstanding drivers among the 2014 nominees,” said Tom O’Brien,
President and CEO of TravelCenters. “I encourage everyone who knows and works
with truckers to think about and nominate a worthy driver. And, the more we
know about them -- the more you can share on the nomination form -- the
better. Don’t hold back. Tell us how much of an impact you feel the nominee
has made on those around them,” he continued.

It was difficult for the industry-expert judging team to narrow down the 2014
nominees to a group of finalists, and finally winners. Seven nominees,
including a team, were named Citizen Drivers and had a TA or Petro location of
their choice named for them. The signs have all been changed at these
locations, and dedication ceremonies will take place over the coming weeks.
The ceremony dates and times are:

  *May 7, 1 p.m. - Linda and Bob Caffee -- Petro N. Las Vegas, NV -- “Linda
    and Bob Caffee North Las Vegas Stopping Center”
  *May 10, 1 p.m. - Jimmy Ardis -- TA Manning, SC -- “Jimmy Ardis Manning
    Travel Center”
  *May 15, 1 p.m. - Shawn Hubbard -- Petro Ontario, CA -- “Shawn Hubbard
    Ontario Stopping Center”
  *May 16, 2 p.m. - Jerry Fritts -- Petro West Memphis, AR -- “Jerry Fritts
    West Memphis Stopping Center”
  *May 17, 1 p.m. - Charley Endorf -- Petro York, NE -- “Charley Endorf York
    Stopping Center”
  *May 24, 11:30 a.m. - Norman Knight -- TA Columbia, NJ -- “Norman Knight
    Columbia Travel Center”
  *May 28, 11 a.m. - Henry Albert -- TA Laredo, TX -- “Henry Albert Laredo
    Travel Center”

TravelCenters congratulates all of the 2014 Citizen Driver Award recipients
once again. Articles on each of the winners can be found in the May/June issue
of RoadKing magazine, available at all TA and Petro locations.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 43 states and Canada operating under
the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 250 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. TravelCenters also operates
gasoline/convenience stores in Kentucky and Tennessee under the Minit Mart
brand name. For more information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit For more information on Petro Stopping Centers,
please visit

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