TravelCenters of America LLC (Nasdaq: TA), operator of TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® full service travel center brands, has announced the opening of the first four travel centers under its new TA Express brand at the following locations:
- US Hwy. 85 and SR 68 in Alexander, North Dakota;
- 455 US 85 in Walsenburg, Colorado;
- 1041 North Colorado Avenue in Brush, Colorado;
- 2222 US Hwy 6 in Grand Junction, CO.
TA Express travel centers will offer a majority of the fuel, merchandise, food and other services that professional drivers familiar with the TA and Petro brands have come to know and prefer. For professional drivers, TA Express offers smaller, more nimble facilities allowing drivers to fuel faster, fulfill basic travel needs and return to the road. Professional drivers are able to earn and redeem UltraONE loyalty points at TA Express sites. For motorists, TA Express will provide branded gasoline options, national food offerings, convenience items and clean restrooms.
TravelCenters will soon develop the TA Express network across the nation’s interstates and other heavily traveled highways. Franchising TA Express units will be one avenue of growth.
“TA has served the needs of professional drivers and motorists for nearly 50 years”, said Barry Richards, President and Chief Operating Officer of TravelCenters. “We’ve listened to our customers and have adapted our facilities to meet their needs, including their need to have our locations in some areas where you just cannot put a large format TA or Petro travel center. New distribution centers country-wide have changed freight patterns and call for additional fueling locations not restricted to interstates and 25 acre parcels.”
The newly branded locations consist of two new additions to the TravelCenters fueling network in Brush and Walsenberg, CO, a TA operated site known as The Wild Bison in Alexander, ND and the conversion of a TA in Grand Junction, CO.