Winter Additive Helps Prevent Winter 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 another harsh and cold winter.
The additized fuel dispenses directly from TA and Petro fuel dispensers,
and helps to eliminate breakdowns due to fuel line and filter freezing
More than 150 TA and Petro locations will dispense this winter blend. Of
those, at least two-thirds of them are expected to include the additive
from early November until late March. Again this year, nearly 50
locations will dispense the winter blend when temperatures fall to or
under 15 degrees Fahrenheit. These locations are situated in areas of
the county that have sporadically low temperatures and occasional winter
"We want to make sure drivers and their trucks' fuel are well protected
while out on the roads, but especially during the coldest months of the
year," said Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. "Our winter
diesel additive program provides convenience and reduces risk for our
drivers. 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 that a TA or Petro location dispenses 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, TA
Truck Service and Petro:Lube facilities are open 24/7/365. Additionally,
RoadSquad Connect™ emergency roadside service is available around the
clock by calling (800) 824-7467.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake,
Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 43 states and Canada
operating under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 252
convenient full-service locations off interstate highway exits, TA and
Petro Stopping Centers offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling
services, more than 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour
convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™
(24/7/365 emergency roadside service), Reserve-It™ (truck parking
reservations), and many other services - all within large, high traffic
facilities. TravelCenters also operates gasoline/convenience stores
primarily under the Minit Mart brand name. 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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