WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing its “first to market” track record with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (“DEF”), TravelCenters of America LLC confirmed its on-island DEF dispenser roll-out. TA expects to install about fifty on-island DEF dispensers at locations across the country in 2011. Installations will utilize new dispenser and POS systems that will make purchasing DEF quicker, more efficient and customer friendly.
Sites will feature dedicated DEF dispensers at the fueling islands, while large storage tanks will be installed away from the fuel island.
Thomas M. O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters of America LLC said:
“We are excited to have worked so hard and so closely with key industry players to develop and bring to our customers the best solution for their DEF needs. The technology we will employ integrates the DEF dispenser with our point of sale and other systems so that drivers can purchase fuel and diesel exhaust fluid in a single transaction, and TA is the first travel center chain to bring this capability to market.”
All TA and Petro branded locations currently offer 2.5 gallon containers of DEF at all 228 of its locations, available at the fuel desk, travel store or truck maintenance counters and all of the company’s RoadSquad emergency roadside vehicles carry a supply of DEF. TA’s on-island DEF dispenser installations will further add to current capacity; the first five locations are the TravelCenters of America in Lodi, OH and Nashville, TN (reopening February 2011) and the Petro Stopping Centers locations in Spokane, WA, Kingman, AZ and El Paso, TX. TA and Petro were the first national chains to offer DEF at all locations. Further, because nearly all TA and Petro locations offer extensive truck maintenance services, TA expects to offer DEF top-off services as part of routine preventive maintenance, or PM service to vehicles that use DEF.
About TravelCenters of America, LLC
TravelCenters of America (TA), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio is a leading national chain of travel centers in 41 states and Canada under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands. With convenient locations on interstate exits, TA offers its customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, full and quick-service restaurants, heavy truck maintenance services, 24-hour convenience stores, RoadSquad roadside assistance, electronic communication (WiFi) and other services --- all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters of America, please visit www.tatravelcenters.com