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TravelCenters of America Opens First South Carolina Petro Stopping Centers Location in Florence

WESTLAKE, Ohio, December 31, 2012 - TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Florence, SC, to the Petro Stopping Centers brand. Petro Florence is located at I-95, exit 169 (3001 TV Road), in South Carolina. The opening of this location raises the number of travel centers in the TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded chain to 243.

Amenities at the new Petro include:

This location also offers a variety of other full-service professional driver amenities, including a game room; drivers' lounge; Wi-Fi; ATM, check cashing and TripPak services; and UPS and FedEx drop boxes. Shell branded gasoline is also offered at 8 fueling lanes.

"We are very pleased to have acquired this location and open it as another full-service Petro," said Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.

Last fall, Overdrive magazine conducted its annual "Voted Best" survey. The results showed that drivers prefer Petro and TA over the next closest truck stop brand 4:1 for the best overall truckstop category. Petro and TA dominated the survey in 33 other categories, including largest parking lots 5:1; best overall food 6:1; most comprehensive driver services 3:1; cleanest showers and restrooms 3:1; best fitness facilities 6:1; best overall truck repair 4:1; and most competent technicians 7:1.  

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 243 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 www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.

Contact:
Tom Liutkus
TravelCenters of America
440-808-7364
tliutkus@ta-petro.com

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