TravelCenters of America Launches 'Citizen Driver' Award Program


TravelCenters of America Launches 'Citizen Driver' Award Program

Now Accepting Nominations; Winners to Have Truckstop Named after Them

WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has launched its 'Citizen Driver' award program, designed to recognize professional drivers who evoke public respect for the truck driving profession through good citizenship, safety, community involvement, health and wellness, and leadership.

The Citizen Driver award program was first introduced by TravelCenters in March. The award web site is now available to accept professional driver nominations. Anyone -- fleet owners and executives, co-workers, friends, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, trucking organization members, trucking industry suppliers -- may nominate a professional driver for the award. Nomination forms can be found at

Nominations will be accepted to November 30, 2013. A panel of distinguished trucking professionals will serve as judges to review the nominations and name finalists, and ultimately grand prize winners. Among other recognition and honors, winners will have a TA or Petro location named after them. All of the prizes for finalists and grand prize winners can be found on the Citizen Driver web pages.

"We are very proud of the men and women who drive trucks and keep America moving," shared Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. "We want to help share their stories within and outside of trucking. We see our Citizen Driver Award as one more step in helping ensure everyone knows all about the great, hardworking, respected men and women that make trucking happen, and we look forward to receiving many nominations and naming multiple winners," he added.

Nominees will be judged on factors including demonstrated, exemplary citizenship in the driving community and otherwise, community involvement, leadership in their personal or professional lives, and healthy lifestyle. Winners of the Citizen Driver award will be honored at a special event at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 42 states and Canada operating under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 247 convenient full-service locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro Stopping Centers offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, more than 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), Reserve-It™ (truck parking reservations), and many other services - all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit

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