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May 6, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens First TA in Rhode Island

TravelCenters of America announced the acquisition and rebranding of the only travel center in the state of Rhode Island. The newest TA travel center is located in West Greenwich, at I-94, Exit 5B (849 Victory Highway).

Tags: Rhode Island, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go

Tony the resident tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. -- photo courtesy of Tiger Truck Stop.

Tony, a 550-lb, 12-year-old Bengal-Siberian tiger that lives in a 40 by 80 foot pen at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. may soon need a new home.

Tags: Tiger Truck Stop, Tony the Tiger, Truckstops, Louisiana

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

TA Opens Two Petro:Lube Truck Service Centers in Indiana, Kansas

TravelCenters of America opens two newly built truck service facilities with 10 always open service bays.

Tags: Petro, TravelCenters of America LLC, Petro:Lube, Truckstops

April 26, 2013 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Center Open in Wells, Nevada

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has acquired and rebranded a travel center in Wells, Nev.

Tags: Truckstops, Petro, Nevada

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Company Files Lawsuit Against Pilot Flying J Following FBI Raid

A lawsuit is seeking class action status to represent “all persons or entities who have sustained economic losses as a result of [Pilot Flying J’s] wrongful withholding of rebate funds.”

A trucking company has filed what is the first known lawsuit against truckstop operator Pilot Flying J stemming from allegations of fraud against its customers.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 19, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Probe Alleges Pilot Flying J Defrauded Customers

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said in a statement responding to FBI allegations that "any willful wrongdoing by any employee of this company at any time is intolerable."

Details have started to emerge following a raid by the FBI and IRS on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Diesel

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Location in San Antonio

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in San Antonio, located off Interstate 37 at exit 125 at 4105 Loop 1604.

Tags: Texas, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Customers, Employees Donate More Than $2,800 to St. Christopher Fund

Customers and employees of TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, have donated $2,811.26 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

Tags: Charity, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, St. Christopher Fund

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J CEO Haslam Speaks Publicly Following Raid

About 24 hours after a raid by federal officials on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of Pilot Flying J, CEO Jimmy Haslem talked with reporters, saying he was “shocked” by what’s happening, but is confident things will work out in favor of the company.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Shorepower I-5 Corridor Complete

Shorepower Technologies recently completed the installation of power pedestals and held a grand opening at the Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza in Frazier Park/Lebec, Calif.

Truck drivers can now drive the entire length of U.S. Interstate 5 between Seattle and San Diego and parallel State Route 99 in California and get restful sleep without idling the truck engine, running down batteries or firing up an APU.

Tags: Shorepower, Idle Reduction, MPG, Truckstops

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Second Search Warrant Served on Pilot Flying J HQ

Another search warrant has been executed on the headquarters of the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports it spoke with U.S. Attorney Bill Killian, who would only say it was served last night.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

FBI, IRS Raid Pilot Flying J Headquarters

Pilot Flying J says its locations are all still operating despite an FBI/IRS raid on its Tennessee headquarters.

Dozens of agents from the IRS and FBI conducted a Monday raid on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of the nation’s largest truckstop and travel plaza operator and one of the nation’s largest private companies, Pilot Flying J.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

Shell and TravelCenters of America have finalized plans to build a network of liquified natural gas fueling stations.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

Tags: Natural Gas, Shell, Liquefied Natural Gas, TravelCenters of America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Truckstops

April 12, 2013 - Industry News

Medical Services Added To Bordentown Petro

TravelCenters of America has opened a medical clinic at the Petro Stopping Center, located off I-295, Exit 57, in Bordentown, N.J. This is the first medical clinic offering in the state for the chain and its 18th location nationwide offering medical services.

Tags: TA, Petro, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, TravelCenters of America, Drivers, Driver Health, Health, Truckstops

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Finalizes RFID Fueling System

Love’s Travel Stops is completing the addition of an RFID-enabled payment system at its travel stop locations, saying it's the first travel stop company to give customers the ability to process payment at the diesel bay through radio frequency technology.

Tags: Diesel, RFID, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Hits Bulk DEF Milestone

LOUISVILLE -- The parent company of the truckstops chains TA and Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, announced at last week’s Mid America Trucking Show it has completed the installation of its 1,000th bulk on-island diesel exhaust fluid dispenser.

Tags: DEF, TravelCenters of America LLC, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Rand McNally Selling TND 760 EOBR at Truckstops

Rand McNally's TND760 device

Rand McNally has begun selling its TND 760 EOBR/fleet management solution at retail locations, with Travel Centers of American and Petro truckstops the first retailers to carry it.

Tags: Rand McNally, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, EOBRs

February 15, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop opens in Natalia, Texas

Love's new location in Natalia, Texas, was built from the ground up.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Natalia, Texas, built from the ground up to provide a new travel stop for professional drivers and motorists.

Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Haslam to Resume Role as CEO of Pilot Flying J

Jimmy Haslam will be returning to the family business in his previous position as CEO of Pilot Flying J. In September, Pilot Flying J hired John Compton to serve as CEO of the company to allow Haslam the time to focus on the Cleveland Browns football team, which he bought last summer.

Tags: Leadership, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, People

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

DEF Tote Prices Drop

Tote refill deliveries made in January 2013 recorded a 5-cent drop on the previous month across the 10 U.S. pricing hubs monitored by DEF Tracker.

Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Truckstops

January 30, 2013 - Industry News

Chevrolet Supports Project to Help Truckers Avoid Idling

As part of its carbon offset program, Chevrolet is supporting IdleAir, a project to help long-haul truckers avoid idling during rest breaks at truckstops.

Tags: Chevrolet, MPG, Idling, Truckstops, IdleAir

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Acquire Two Patriot Truck Care/HSV Service Centers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced the acquisition of two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations.

Tags: Industry, Bosselman, Virginia, Maryland, Truckstops

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, EVs, Alternative Fuels, shore power

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

New Love's Locations Open in Iowa and Idaho

Sunrise at the new Love's Travel Stops in Davenport, Iowa.

Love's Travel Stops opened two new locations recently in Davenport, Iowa, at Interstate 80, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, at Interstate 15

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Love's, Iowa, Idaho

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Opens 39th Location

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced its newest location in Sayre, Okla. Located adjacent to the Flying J Travel Plaza, this Boss Shop will be part of the Uni-Maxx Truck Care network

Tags: Industry, Truckstops, Tires

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