TravelCenters of America and NATSO Improve Roadside Work Conditions

A digital alert can now warn oncoming drivers when safety vehicles are at work.

April 11, 2024

TravelCenters of America (TA), in conjunction with the NATSO Foundation, announced a new initiative to enhance the safety of TA’s Emergency Roadside Assistance technicians who repair commercial vehicles along the interstate highway system.

All TA Truck Service Emergency Roadside Assistance vehicles are now equipped with the HAAS Alert Safety Cloud digital alerting platform, a software that sends “slow down” and “move over” alerts to oncoming drivers when an ERA vehicle activates its flashing lights and is stopped alongside a roadway. These digital alerts are sent directly to drivers using popular navigation apps like Waze and Apple maps, and through the infotainment screens of 2018 and newer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles.

“HAAS Alert’s real-time digital notifications provide a safer work environment for the thousands of team members who provide emergency roadside services to professional drivers in need of help,” said Debi Boffa, TA CEO. “Safety is our top priority, and we are extremely proud to drastically improve roadside working conditions and better protect both our team members and professional drivers.”

"Our collaboration with TravelCenters of America is a vital step forward in our shared commitment to road safety,” said Cory Hohs, CEO of HAAS Alert. “By offering Safety Cloud digital alerts, we can help more roadside service workers get home to their families every night.”

The NATSO Foundation in 2023 unveiled a strategic partnership with HAAS Alert to enhance safety for the industry’s roadside service technicians. Under this program, the NATSO Foundation aims to connect HAAS Alert with the nation’s vast network of truck stop and travel center locations.

TravelCenters of America Inc., part of the bp portfolio, is a full-service travel center network operating under the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express brands.

In February, TA celebrated the milestone of reaching 300 locations.