January 16, 2020 4:00 PM, EST

TA Express Truck Stop Opens in Kilgore, Texas

TA ExpressThe exterior of the new truck stop. (TravelCenters of America)

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TravelCenters of America announced Jan. 15 it has opened a new TA Express truck stop in Kilgore, Texas.

Truck drivers on Interstate 20 can find it at Exit 587, about 120 miles east of Dallas. The site offers diesel fuel pumps, resting facilities and additional amenities.

The location was previously occupied by a Gateway Travel Plaza, owned by Gateway of Kilgore Inc., which agreed to a franchise deal with TravelCenters. TravelCenters’ nationwide presence includes TA and Petro Stopping Centers.

“With the highest concentration of truck traffic in the nation, Texas is a state where drivers could benefit from our offerings,” Barry Richards, president and chief operating officer of TA, said in a statement. “The addition of 50 truck parking spaces is an example of the Gateway of Kilgore team’s commitment to its loyal customer base. We’re proud they chose to align with us and make us part of their honorable local reputation.”

TA Express

Gas islands at the new location (TravelCenters of America)

TravelCenters said that the new facility will offer six diesel fueling positions with four lanes, 16 Exxon gasoline fueling lanes, 85 truck parking spaces and 65 auto parking spaces.

Denny’s, Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, a deli and a travel store also are available at the new facility. Truckers will have access to 10 private showers and a laundry room.

“We’ve spent many years working hard to build a network of businesses that our customers can trust and rely on,” Brian Hatchett of Gateway of Kilgore said in a statement. “Joining TravelCenters of America means we can continue our growth and we’ve shown in this conversion just how working together can provide a better experience for drivers.”

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