Warranty Services for ODYSSEY® and NorthStar® Batteries Available at TA Truck Service Centers
In January 2021, professional drivers can start receiving repair services under warranty for ODYSSEY® and NorthStar® batteries at any TA Truck Service center across the country. The new partnership provides fleets easy access to a support network no matter where they purchased the battery, both Original Equipment (OE) and aftermarket purchases.
In addition, any purchase of any of the ODYSSEY® and NorthStar® Group 31 brand batteries at a TA Truck Service center will include up to a four-year replacement warranty. NorthStar® PRO Group 31 batteries for heavy duty applications have been available for purchase at TA Truck Service Centers since May 2020. ODYSSEY® Performance batteries will become available February 1, 2021.
“We’re always looking at the needs of our customers and how we can provide solutions to increase uptime and efficiency. ODYSSEY® and NorthStar® battery solutions are becoming a household name in the industry and we are thrilled to be adding them to our line-up of TA service offerings,” said Brian Lukavich, Division Vice President, TA Truck Service. “As part of the TA network, we will work closely with the team at EnerSys® on a growth strategy and to raise further awareness of the benefits and features of both battery portfolios to our customers.”
“Customers are searching for a dependable and hassle-free battery that’s going to deliver on performance and produce long-lasting power – especially when you consider all of the onboard electronics it’ll need to support in today’s high-end vehicles,” said Jeremy Cordray, Director of Transportation Sales at EnerSys. “Our selection of high-performance and virtually maintenance-free ODYSSEY® and NorthStar® batteries are the ideal power solutions with industry-leading cranking power, reserve capacity and battery life.”
Since the acquisition of NorthStar Battery Company in September 2019, EnerSys® has strengthened its operations and production of Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technologies, including its portfolio of ODYSSEY® batteries, engineered to deliver premium, reliable power for heavy duty commercial trucks. ODYSSEY® Performance and NorthStar® PRO Group 31 batteries provide deep cycle reserve power and maximum cranking power, with engine cranking pulses up to 2,150 amps for five seconds, which is double that of equally sized conventional flooded lead acid batteries. They feature a three- to ten-year service life and a two-year storage life at 77°F (25°C). Classified as “non-spillable” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, they are also vibration and shock resistant.
For more information on EnerSys® and its full line of products, systems and support, visit www.enersys.com.
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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 nearly 20,000 employees serve customers in over 270 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, convenience stores, full-service and quick-service restaurants, car and truck parking and other services and amenities dedicated to providing great experiences for professional drivers and the general motoring public. TravelCenters of America operates nearly 650 full-service and quick-service restaurants and 10 proprietary brands, including Quaker Steak and Lube®, Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.
EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries, which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.