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TA Truck Service Shows More: Expertise at State Technician Competitions in 2017

WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, is recognizing the TA
Truck Service technicians who have shown off their skills at various
2017 state diesel technician championships across the country in
preparation for both the TA Truck Service Top Tech Challenge in-house
competition taking place in Lodi, Ohio on Aug. 1-2 and the TMCSuperTech
national commercial vehicle technician championship, taking place in
Orlando, Florida on Sept. 16-21.

Approximately 100 TA Truck Service technicians from nearly all of the
140 TA Truck Service facilities in the 17 states where these
competitions were held participated in March through July.

Individual state events include a written test and a variety of hands on
station challenges in specific technical areas including drive train,
wheel end, information systems, engine diagnostics, tire and wheel,
fasteners, electrical, HVAC, brakes, chassis, DOT inspection and
preventative maintenance.

TA Truck Service technicians placed top three overall in ten states and
took first place at 35 individual stations.

Special congratulations go out to William Andazola, who earned Grand
Champion at the New Mexico state competition and Joseph Anderson, who
earned Grand Champion at the Georgia state competition – a competition
where a TA Truck Service technician has won grand champion for five
consecutive years. They will be part of the team representing TA Truck
Service at the National TMCSuperTech competition this September.

Bo Logan, who won student grand champion at the IMTA Technician
Championship in Indiana, will also represent TA Truck Service in Orlando
in the affiliated TMCFutureTech national student technician competition.

The remainder of the TA Truck Service TMCSuperTech team, which is made
up of ASE Master Technicians, will include any TMCSuperTech station
winner from the prior year’s competition and the top scoring technicians
from the upcoming Top Tech Challenge competition.

"We couldn’t be more proud of our technicians who competed in this
year’s state competitions. Our customers expect only the best when it
comes to our technical services, and we work hard every day to make that
happen. TA technicians study hard, train hard and work hard as a team to
bring truck drivers more every day. The results of these competitions
highlight our technicians’ hard work and dedication," shared Tom
O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.

TA Truck Service centers are consistently Voted Best in annual
independent driver surveys* for Best Overall Maintenance Shops, Most
Competent Technicians, Best PM and Lubrication Services and Best
Roadside Assistance.

*Results based on TA and Petro independent surveys of Overdrive
magazine readers.

About TravelCenters of America LLC
of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart®
convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and
Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com.
For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.

About TA Truck Service™
The TA Truck
Service network includes 244 truck service facilities, 1,090 repair
bays, nearly 3,000 technicians, a fleet of more than 600 RoadSquad
service trucks, more than 2,000 third party provider service trucks and
more than 100 OnSite™ mobile maintenance vehicles. TA Truck Service
technicians are distinguished by more than 2,000 ASE certifications. TA
Truck Service is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which
offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair
facilities, convenience stores and other
services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and
TA Truck Service, please visit www.ta-petro.com.


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
[email protected]