“We intend to play an active role in the ATA to help promote the success of the trucking industry and continue to foster the respect its drivers deserve,” says TA CEO.
“I am excited about becoming an ATA member. TravelCenters of America provides fleets and drivers with facilities and services that help drive their efficiency. Additionally, we provide the care, comfort, and hospitality to drivers while they are on the road away from home,” said TA President and CEO Thomas O’Brien.
Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio TA is a travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands.
TA’s new association with the ATA enables it to lever its services, including truck maintenance, roadside assistance and its growing health & fitness initiatives in order to better the world of trucking, noted O’Brien. “No one else has the breadth of services or the knowledge and experience of trucks and drivers in the truck stop industry as we do. Pace-setting programs such as our StayFit health and fitness initiative, StaySafe parking lot program and our TruckSmart smart phone application demonstrate our ability and desire to provide the trucking industry with effective solutions for the efficiency, comfort and well being of its drivers and optimization of their business processes,” he said.
“We couldn’t be happier that TravelCenters has chosen to join the thousands of carrier and allied member companies working together to serve the industry that delivers the vast majority of America’s essential goods,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “Our industry faces tremendous challenges, both political and economic, but those challenges also present opportunities for us and our members. Decisions are made by those who show up, and I am tremendously pleased that TravelCenters has chosen to show up to help and to lead.”
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on to move our nation’s freight.
“We intend to play an active role in the ATA to help promote the success of the trucking industry and continue to foster the respect its drivers deserve. We look forward to our partnership with the American Trucking Associations and leveraging our combined resources on matters important to the world of trucking,” O’Brien said. “Above all, we look forward to doing what we can as an organization to bring additional respect to the trucking industry and the drivers who serve in it.”