This week, TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) announced the industry’s only comprehensive set of initiatives to help drivers adapt to the new, important safety and inspection standards, commonly referred to as “CSA 2010”, at all TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube locations.
A comprehensive set of industry leading manuals about CSA 2010, produced by J.J. Keller, outline the new standards and are available for purchase at all locations. In addition, every TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube location plans to conduct “training days” for drivers from mid-July through November. Every Thursday at 2pm local time, informational videos will air detailing the new CSA 2010 standards. These 20-minute videos will be followed by opportunity for drivers to submit feedback.
TA & Petro locations now also offer a new inspection service specifically designed to focus to areas vital to a good CSA 2010 rating.
“TA is uniquely positioned to offer information and technical services as the industry adapts to CSA 2010 standards, because we operate the largest independent chain of truck maintenance facilities on the interstate,” said Ara Bagdasarian, executive vice president of Truck Service for TA. “We have prepared for the new CSA 2010 standards for nearly a year, carefully planning programs in conjunction with individual drivers and many of the most respected fleets in the trucking industry and training all of our staff to provide those programs. Thousands of hours of classroom training and development time were committed to ensure that the right information and services could be brought to our fleet and independent customers alike. No fuel only truck stop or chain can provide the kind of information and service that our 3,900 truck service personnel provide every day.”
TA is, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio and operates travel centers in 41 states and Canada under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands.