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TravelCenters Forms TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network

November 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has formed the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network.

TA has been in the truck stop tire business for more than 40 years.

The TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network allows TA to meet increased customer demand for flexible, efficient sourcing of commercial tires, according to Tom O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America.

“We have significantly expanded the ways in which we may sell tires and the tires that we may sell to our customers,” O’Brien said. “In addition to our traditional retail and ‘national account’ offering, we have already added tire brands, including Cooper Tire Roadmaster, Goodyear Marathon and Kelly, and expect to add others soon, including BF Goodrich, Pirelli and Formula by Pirelli. We have also expanded the array of tire brands available through both our RoadSquad emergency roadside service and our growing OnSITE mobile maintenance service.

“Many of the tires in our lineup will now also be available for pick-up by customers, delivery at customer locations and through direct sales. We have assembled a leadership and dedicated sales team to bring the combination of wide product choice, flexible delivery/install capability, and competitive pricing to our customers.”

O’Brien said TA Truck Service technicians are distinguished by more than 2,000 ASE certifications. The TA Truck Service network includes 243 truck service facilities, 1,079 repair bays, nearly 3,000 technicians, more than 1,600 RoadSquad Connect emergency roadside assistance vehicles and a growing fleet of OnSITE mobile maintenance vehicles.

TravelCenters of America is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, and 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.