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TravelCenters of America Presents Check of More Than $241,000 to Help Truckers in Need

WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, announced today that their
annual campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief
Fund (SCF) has concluded for 2017. The customer and employee support
received during this annual campaign, “Band Together for SCF”, along
with raffles and other events held throughout the year, has resulted in
the presentation of a check in the amount of $241,310.58 to the SCF.


By rallying customers and employees around the single cause of helping
professional drivers who are suffering financial hardship due to medical
problems, TravelCenters has worked to help provide more than $2.2
million since 2010 for the fund.

Band Together ran during August at TA and Petro Stopping Centers
locations nationwide, and invited customers and employees to support the
cause in helping drivers in need. The Band Together campaign provides
wristbands, in exchange for donations of $1 and $5, that drivers and
others can wear to show their support for the campaign. TA pays the cost
of all of the wristbands and the organization of the campaign and, as
such one hundred percent of all monies collected can go to the SCF.

"We’ve been proud to partner with SCF for the past eight years by
organizing Band Together. It is truly amazing to see drivers dig deep to
help fellow drivers in need. Our company and our employees are honored
and proud to stand with drivers, for drivers,” said Tom O'Brien,
President and CEO of TravelCenters.

“Band Together is such a special time for us: Not only do we see how
generous and supportive drivers are, but we see how many drivers are in
need of that generosity and support. We are grateful for those that gave
their time, energy and dollars for this program,” said Dr. Donna
Kennedy, Executive Director of the SCF. “We are blessed to be here for
drivers and we are thankful to TravelCenters for helping us support the
truck driving community,” she continued.

About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters
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 St. Christopher Truckers Development and
Relief Fund
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and
Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides
assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led
to financial hardship. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment
for mortgage/rent, utilities, vehicle payments, insurance, prescriptions
and/or some medical procedures. For more information, please visit www.truckersfund.org
or call (865) 202-9428.

Contacts

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