TravelCenters of America Completes Its 1,000 th on-Island Bulk Def Dispenser Installation and $100 Million Investment in Fuel Islands
WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the completion of installation of its 1,000th bulk on-island Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispenser.
The on-island installations include an industry-best dispensing technology that provides professional drivers with a more efficient fueling process. Called the "DEF+1", the dispensers pump both diesel fuel and DEF. Drivers can authorize diesel and DEF transactions at the same time at the same dispenser, pump both products in any order, and pay for both fills at the same time. The "DEF+1" dispenser also saves time because it eliminates the need for drivers to leave the diesel island to accommodate both fills. In addition, drivers with refrigerated trailers can dispense diesel to their vehicle, diesel to their refrigeration unit and DEF to their DEF reservoir, in a single transaction without leaving the fuel island.
“Our installation of on-island DEF dispensers not only uses the latest, most efficient dispensing equipment available, we also took the time to eliminate product and equipment failure risk for drivers by using underground storage and piping. In addition, our DEF installations were completed hand-in-hand with the installation of new, higher-speed diesel dispensers; our investment in these technologies, totaling about $100 million, was made to serve our customers better than anyone else on the interstate,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.
TravelCenters expects that, with the exception of two sites where local zoning has delayed completion of planned installation, 100% of its operated locations will offer on-island bulk DEF by the end of May 2013, and that all locations will offer on-island bulk DEF by the end of June 2013. For a complete listing of locations with on-island DEF, please see the TA and Petro websites at www.tatravelcenters.com and www.petrotruckstops.com or the TruckSmart® mobile app.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 244 convenient full-service locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro Stopping Centers offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, more than 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), Reserve-It™ (truck parking reservations), and many other services – all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.
TravelCenters of America
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