TravelCenters of America Receives ATA’s Mike Russell ‘Good Stuff’ Trucking Image Award

WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, today announced it has received the American Trucking Associations’ Mike Russell “Good Stuff” Trucking Image Award for generating positive awareness of the trucking industry’s essential role in the nation’s economy.

TravelCenters was honored for promoting health and wellness throughout the driver community and for promoting the trucking industry and professional truck driver images. TravelCenters has worked hard over the last several years to dedicate many of its programs to these initiatives. Specifically, TravelCenters is:

  • Offering StayFit®, the industry’s only driver health and wellness program with better-for-you meal and snack options, free driver fitness rooms, walking trails, basketball courts, pet exercise areas, and more.
  • Supporting the Saint Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). SCF assists ill or hospitalized drivers without health insurance with their expenses. TA and Petro locations have spearheaded fundraising efforts that have yielded more than $750,000 over the last three years.
  • Actively participating in Truckers Against Trafficking, a grassroots organization promoting professional truck drivers as assistants in the fight against human trafficking along the nation’s interstates.
  • Supporting positive driver stories within its Road King Magazine, an award winning trucking publication. Articles promoting driver health, charitable causes, highway safety and driver community citizenship are regular features of the publication.

“We are extremely honored that the ATA has recognized our efforts to promote all that is good about trucking and truck drivers,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.

“Our company has a passion and deep respect for professional truck drivers and the job they perform. We have and will continue to promote the enormous positive impact that trucking and the drivers who work tirelessly within the industry have on our nation’s economy,” he added.

The Mike Russell “Good Stuff” Trucking Image Awards are named in honor of the late Mike Russell, a trucking industry supporter and former ATA vice president. This is the sixth year ATA has awarded carriers, suppliers and trucking organizations this important designation.

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 242 convenient locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, nearly 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), electronic communication (WiFi), and many other services – all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit

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Source: TravelCenters - General