TravelCenters of America

TA announces Reserve-It parking

TravelCenters of America has announced a new program that allows drivers to reserve a parking space at select TA and Petro locations in advance of arriving.

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Back ‘On the Road’

Driver and songwriter Tony Justice’s trucking CD is back on the truckstop racks, blazing new trails for independent artists -- and benefiting a good cause.

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Talking ‘essentials’ with John Ratzenberger

Ratzenberger knows a thing or two about skilled labor. His father was a truck driver (Ratzenberger paid homage to his dad with his role as Mack, the Mack truck character in the “Cars” movies), and he framed houses before becoming an actor.

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Big success for ‘band together’ campaign

TA Petro has raised more than $750,000 in their three years of efforts to secure donations to the St. Christopher fund in exchange for wristbands.

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Michelin releases X Line long haul tire

Michelin announced its new X Line Energy D tire on Aug. 22 at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

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Shell, TA partner to sell natural gas

Shell and TA have agreed to an understanding to sell liquefied natural gas at roughly 100 TA sites around the U.S.

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Southeastern Regional truck show one month hence

Mid-America had to start somewhere. --owner-operator Ted Bowers, president of the American Truck Historical Society's Smoky Moutains chapter The show about which Bowers had those thoughts for me is a joint venture with his ATHS chapter and several others in the Southeast, and it's coming up quick: April 13-14 in Knoxville. Bowers made his comparison with the giant Louisville trucking show after noting that he expected more than 200 trucks to enter the Knoxville event. Some of ...

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Truckers lobbied to support National Pork Rind Day

This wouldn't be the salty snack's first appearance on the Channel 19 blog. For that, we'd have to go back to August 2010, when a driver choked on one and his rig left the roadway -- and didn't spur mainstream media calls for a ban on eating behind the wheel. All the same, Ohio-based Rudolph Foods, makers of the pork rinds pictured here, spent all day Sept. 14 giving out bags of its barbecue, spicy and ...

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Plugged In

In an era of idling prohibitions and $4 fuel, the power switch is back on for truck stop electrification.

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TA opens facility in Indiana

TA full-service travel center is at exit 230 off I-65 in DeMotte, Ind.

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