Winter Additive Helps Prevent Hazardous Driving Issues
WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, is continuing its annual
winter diesel additive program to help trucking fleets and professional
drivers weather what is forecasted to be a brutally cold and snowy
winter. The treated fuel dispenses directly from TA and Petro fuel
island pumps and helps to eliminate breakdowns due to fuel line and
filter freezing and corrosion.
More than 186 TA and Petro locations will dispense this winter blend. Of
those, at least 148 of them are expected to include the additive from
now until late March. Again this year, nearly 38 locations will dispense
the winter blend when temperatures fall under 16 degrees Fahrenheit.
These locations are situated in areas of the county that have
sporadically low temperatures and occasional winter storms.
"As winter weather begins to set in for most of the country,
professional drivers need to take precautions to keep them and their
trucks safe," said Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. "Our
winter diesel additive program delivers the serious weather protection
our drivers need to keep them running smoothly on the road this winter.
Most importantly, it gives them added peace of mind in knowing their
winter driving experience will be a positive one," he added.
Customers will know a TA or Petro location offers winterized diesel
through pump hose signs, and through amenities listings on its
TruckSmart® app and the TA and Petro web site (www.ta-petro.com/refuel).
The winterized additive used by TA and Petro is a multifunctional,
polymer-based cold flow additive supplied by several nationally
recognized providers. Unlike kerosene/D#1 blends that can degrade fuel
efficiency, this additive has minimal impact on fuel economy.
More specifically, winterized fuel from TA and Petro provides
professional drivers with a high level of low-temperature diesel engine
operability and performance by:
Lowering CFPP (Cold Fuel Pour Point) and Pour Point by as much as 30
degrees and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively;
Enhancing fuel lubricity;
Utilizing de-icer chemistry to help prevent fuel filter and fuel line
Containing cetane improver for better cold weather starting and
reduced emissions; and
Dispersing water to help prevent corrosion and sludge.
TravelCenters reminds professional drivers that should they experience
fuel line freezing or require other truck maintenance and repair, most
of the TA Truck Service facilities are open 24/7/365. Additionally,
RoadSquad Connect™ emergency roadside service is available around the
clock by calling (800) 824-7467 or visit http://www.ta-petro.com/location
for further information.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart®
convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and
Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com.
For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.
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TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
Source: TravelCenters - General
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