WESTLAKE, Ohio— TravelCenters of America (TA) is expanding its network of TA Truck Service Centers by opening a new location in Summit, South Dakota. The truck service repair facility offers four service bays, with TA Truck Service Emergency Roadside Assistance available for drivers in need of assistance while in transit.
The TA Truck Service has a team of technicians, providing preventive maintenance, computerized diagnostics, tire services, DOT inspections, brake/wheel end, electrical systems services and oil changes. All TA Truck Service centers provide a vast selection of parts inventory, oil brands and a full line of tires from Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear.
“As TA celebrates its 50th anniversary year, we are pleased to continue expanding our TA Truck Service network so drivers have more places they can count on while they are on the road,” said Brian Lukavich, divisional vice president, truck service. “We are honored to serve all professional drivers, and our ASE certified technicians work hard every day to deliver on our mission of returning every traveler to the road better than they came.”
TA Truck Service technicians consistently earn top honors at the annual TMCSuperTech Competition, according to TA. The company said that it is committed to hiring dedicated technicians and providing them with comprehensive training to provide the highest quality truck maintenance and repair on the highway.
TA recently announced it completed the acquisition of two travel center locations for $45 million. The company has acquired Petro Raphine in Virginia and TA Lexington, which were previous TA franchise locations that opened in 2011. TA said it expects to realize significantly more cashflow from owning these locations than as franchise locations and forecasts these locations will generate about $9 million of site-level earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in 2023.
A new survey by TA found that leaders of the largest U.S. trucking fleets are moving forward with planning and investment in fleets powered by sustainable fuel. Fleet companies have begun investing in electric- and hydrogen-powered vehicles and expect to continue to do so in the next few years.