TravelCenters of America opens truck repair center in South Dakota

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WESTLAKE, Ohio— TravelCenters of America (TA) is expanding its network of TA Truck Service Centers by opening a new location in Summit, South Dakota. The Truck Service repair facility offers four service bays, with TA Truck Service emergency roadside assistance available for drivers needing assistance during transport.

TA Truck Service has a team of technicians, providing preventative maintenance, computer diagnostics, tire services, DOT inspections, brakes/wheels, electrical systems services and oil changes. All TA Truck Service Centers carry a wide selection of parts, oil brands and a full line of tires from Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear.

“As TA turns 50e anniversary year, we are pleased to continue to expand our TA Truck Service network so drivers have more places to rely on while on the road,” said Brian Lukavich, Division Vice President, Service trucking. “We are honored to serve all professional drivers, and our ASE-certified technicians work hard every day to fulfill our mission to get every traveler back on the road better than they came.”

According to TA, TA Truck Service technicians regularly win top honors in the annual TMCSuperTech competition. The company said it is committed to hiring specialist technicians and providing them with comprehensive training to ensure the highest quality truck maintenance and repairs on the highway.

TA recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of two travel centers for $45 million. The company acquired Petro Raphine in Virginia and TA Lexington, which were former TA franchise sites that opened in 2011. TA said it expects to realize significantly more cash flow from owning these sites than as a than franchises and expects these sites to generate approximately $9 million in site-level earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in 2023.

Leaders of America’s largest trucking fleets are making progress in planning and investing in fleets powered by sustainable fuel, a new survey from TA has found. Fleet companies have started investing in electric and hydrogen vehicles and plan to continue to do so over the next few years.

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