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TA Truck Service Technicians Take Top Honors at 2021 TMCSuperTech Competition

TravelCenters of America is pleased to announce the success of its team of expert technicians competing at the 2021 TMCSuperTech Competition. Joseph C. Anderson Jr. placed second in the overall competition, and Michael Kerfoot, placed third overall.

This year’s competition consisted of a one-day, one-track competition featuring a written test and 11 skills stations. 34 professional technicians participated in this year’s event and the TA team won six of the 12 competitions.

Congratulations to the following TA Truck Service winners:

Joseph Anderson, TA Commerce, Georgia

  • Written Test station winner
  • Second overall

Lucas Coyle, Petro Gaston, Indiana

  • Transmission station winner
  • Lighting station winner

Michael Kerfoot, Petro San Antonio, Texas

  • Wheel End station winner
  • Coolant & DEF station winner
  • Belts & Hoses station winner
  • Third overall

This year’s team award also went to TravelCenters of America, consisting of Anderson and Kerfoot. Prizes were awarded to all winners during TMC’s awards luncheon ceremony at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland.

"This was yet another outstanding year for our technicians competing at the state level and TMC SuperTech and I am proud of all of their accomplishments," said Brian Lukavich, divisional vice president, TA Truck Service. "The consistent success of TA Truck Service technicians is a testament to the expertise they provide professional drivers every day, and delivering on our mission of returning every traveler to the road better than they came.”

TA Truck Service is committed to hiring dedicated technicians and providing them with comprehensive training to provide the highest quality truck maintenance and repair on the highway. On average, 1,600 technicians, managers and repair shop staff receive training at one of two TA Truck Service training facilities located in Lodi, Ohio and Eloy, Arizona each year.

About TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) is the nation's largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its more than 18,000 team members serve guests in 275 locations in 44 states and Canada, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, travel stores, car and truck parking and other services dedicated to providing great experiences for its guests. TA is committed to sustainability, with its specialized business unit, eTA, focused on sustainable energy options for professional drivers and motorists, while leveraging alternative energy to support its own operations. TA operates over 600 full-service and quick-service restaurants and nine proprietary brands, including Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.