- A driver builds up his own trucking business
- Father and son share a love of life on the road, even if it makes visits rare
- This driver always makes time to mentor the next generation — whether at home or on the road
- This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes
- Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom
- This driver sees the world through Google Glass
- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
- Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids
All Together Now
For some time now, we’ve been reaching out to you, our guest, to let you know that TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers offer full-service, at-your-service facilities. Friendly and efficient, our employees strive to respect you and your important business, and to offer you something you can’t find at smaller facilities run by the “fuel and get lost guys.”
When you need a break from the road, we’re here for you. When you need fast in and fast out, we’re here for you. When you need a clean, hot shower, we’re here for you. When you need a parking spot, we’re here for you. When you need an oil change, a mud-flap, new tires or a home-style meal, we’re here for you.
When we say full-service we mean it. It’s not just that you can eat, fuel, shop and have your vehicle repaired at TA and Petro locations. We mean that TA and Petro employees are able and willing to help get you the services you need, because they understand your business, the timetables you work with and the pressures of your life on the road. And they appreciate and respect the job you do for everyone in the country. Our employees strive to know everything they can about our company, their co-workers, the location where they work and their own department in order that they might help you in any way possible.
You have our attention. We want you to be able to get everything you need in one place, when you need it. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope that we “make your day” every time you visit with us.
TA and Petro will install 50 on-island DEF dispensers at locations across the country throughout 2011. That will allow drivers to fuel up and fill their DEF tanks in a single transaction. The first locations to have the dispensers installed will be the TA centers in Lodi, Ohio, and Nashville, Tenn., and the Petro centers in Spokane, Wash., Kingman, Ariz., and El Paso, Texas. All TA and Petro locations offer DEF in 2.5 gallon jugs at the fuel desk, travel store, truck maintenance counters and RoadSquad roadside assistance trucks.
TA President and CEO Tom O’Brien (right) and Marketing Coordinator Cindy Fortesque (left) accepted a certificate from St. Christopher’s Truckers Development and Relief Fund in appreciation of the recent TA and Petro Band Together fundraising effort. Employees and customers raised an astounding $211,115 for the organization that offers financial relief to truckers who are dealing with serious medical issues.
Nashville TA reopens
The Nashville TA, at I-24, James Robertson Pkwy., Exit 48, has reopened, and it’s better than ever. The site was under repair after devastating floods hit the area last May. Thanks to all of you for your patience during closing, and welcome back! See the next issue of Road King for a tour of the revamped Nashville TA.
New Service Center
A new TA truck service Center is now open in Pioneer, Tenn., at I-75, Exit 41. The freestanding center has five service bays and RoadSquad roadside assistance.
Get the latest information on StayFit fitness rooms and walking trails at: www.tatravelcenters.com/services/stayfit.