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Business, Fuel

TravelCenters of America Lifts Results With Operating Improvements

TravelCenters of America headquarters sign TA reported a profit of $28.9 million in the second quarter compared with $2.15 million in the 2020 period. (TravelCenters of America)

TravelCenters of America Inc. reported gains in net income and revenue in the second quarter as a result of operating improvements across nearly all business lines.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2021

TravelCenters to Open First California TA Express

A TravelCenters of America in Tennessee A TravelCenters of America in Greeneville, Tenn. The TA Express in Bakersfield will be the first one in the state of California. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

TravelCenters of America signed a franchise agreement with CSG Petroleum to open its first TA Express in California, the company announced June 23.

June 26, 2020
Business, Fuel

How Truck Stops Are Serving Truckers While Keeping Them Safe

Collage of truck stops

The nation's truck stop chains and travel centers are working hard to remain open and serve drivers during the coronavirus crisis, while also taking steps to ensure safety. Here's a rundown of what they are doing.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stops Providing Essential Services to Truckers, Navigating the Downturn

Iowa 80 Truckstop Vehicle traffic at Iowa 80 Truckstop is down by more than 50%, according to Heather DeBaillie, vice president of marketing for I-80 Group. (Iowa 80)

Like truck drivers, truck stops are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. But they are still open, working to ensure drivers have the essentials they need.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stops, State Associations Offer Free Food, Parking to Drivers

Parked trucks Getty Images

Travel center chains along one of the nation’s busiest freight corridors are offering free meals and parking to truck drivers making deliveries to help the nation battle the COVID-19 virus.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2020
Business, Safety

Focus on Driver Health Renewed Amid Outbreak

An UrgentCareTravel location at a Pilot Flying J An UrgentCareTravel facility at a Pilot Flying J. Thirteen Pilot stations have UrgentCareTravel locations, with a 14th being added in Hubbard, Ohio. (UrgentCareTravel via YouTube)

Companies are taking steps to ensure that truck drivers have access to adequate information and medical care to mitigate their risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stops, Travel Centers Open During Coronavirus Crisis

Love's Travel Stops A Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores location in Hazen, Ark. Love's is providing food on a drive-through and carryout basis. (Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores)

Most travel centers and truck stops nationwide are remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic but operate with restrictions ranging from disallowing sit-down food service to practicing social distancing precautions.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Gas Stations Rush to Convert Fuel Pumps to Accept Chip Cards

Man refueling car Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Gas stations around the United States are rushing to upgrade fuel pumps to accept credit and debit cards with chips after Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. rejected a request to delay a looming deadline to complete the work.

Jenny Surane | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Gambling Expands at Pa. Truck Stops, but Opponents Continue Fight

Truck Stops Rutter's via YouTube

Four Pennsylvania truck stops are the latest to have been given conditional approval to operate video gaming terminals at their facilities, the latest step in a long-running, controversial effort in the state to introduce the gambling devices in truck stops and convenience stores.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Fuel-Card Partnerships Proliferate Amid Growing Competition for Discounts

Conard Transportation driver A Conard Transportation driver with a QuikQ card at the pump. (Conard Transportation)

Cost savings and conveniences offered through fuel cards are spurring an increase in partnerships among card issuers, truck-stop chains and other industry players as competition heats up in the fuel-discount arena.

April 23, 2018