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WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America LLC is continuing its annual winter diesel additive program to help trucking fleets and professional drivers weather what is forecasted to be another harsh winter.
This year, more than 150 TA and Petro Stopping Center locations will dispense the winter blend, which dispenses directly from TA and Petro fuel dispensers and helps to eliminate breakdowns due to fuel line and filter freezing and corrosion.
Of these 150 locations, at least two-thirds are expected to include the additive from early November until late March. Nearly 50 of the locations will dispense the winterized fuel when temperatures fall to or under 15 degrees Fahrenheit. These locations are in areas of the county that have sporadically low temperatures and occasional winter storms.
"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."
Pump hose signs and the amenities listing on the TravelCenters TruckSmart app will indicate which locations offer winterized diesel.
Westlake-based TravelCenters of America operates 252 full-service locations under the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands in 43 states and Canada. The company also operates gasoline/convenience stores primarily under the Minit Mart brand name.