TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, is honoring professional drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), which takes place September 13 – 19, by hosting Driver Appreciation events at many of our TA and Petro locations from August 31 – October 2.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is when America takes the time to salute and recognize professional truck drivers for the difficult and demanding job they do so well, each and every day.

Each location will be handing out driver appreciation giveaways and UltraONE members will earn Double Points on fuel purchases when they swipe their UltraONE card at our sites on Monday, September 14. There will also be an array of goodies, games and music at many of the sites during their event.

“Millions of professional drivers deliver our goods across America safely, securely and on time every day,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “Not only are they handling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs, but they are also helping keep our highways safe. It’s important we take the time to honor these hard working and committed individuals for not only their dedication, but for continually moving America forward.”

The health fairs will include health care professionals conducting blood-pressure screenings and glucose testing. Other activities will vary by location, such as bean bag toss, basketball, dog washing, live bands, truck windshield washing, and more.

TA and Petro are uniquely qualified to host these health fairs given their focus on driver health through the StayFit® program, launched nearly six years ago, to assist professional drivers in getting more healthy and fit. The StayFit® program includes healthier meal options at TA and Petro full-service restaurants and better-for-you snack options in the Travel Stores. Additionally, free fitness rooms, walking trails and basketball courts are offered at a variety of locations nationwide. TravelCenters believes that helping to raise awareness of health issues affecting professional truck drivers, as well as helping drivers to make health improvements, is part of showing drivers the respect they deserve.