TravelCenters of America LLC operates and franchises travel centers primarily along the United States interstate highway system. Its customers include long haul trucking fleets and their drivers, independent truck drivers and motorists. As of December 31, 2008, the Company’s business included 233 travel centers located in 41 states in the United States and the province of Ontario, Canada. Its travel centers include 166 that are operated under the TravelCenters of America (TA) brand names, including 143 that it operates and 23 that franchisees operate. Sixty-seven are operated under the Petro brand name, 45 of which are operated by the Company and 22 by the franchisees. It offers a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, more than 20 different brands of quick serve restaurants (QSRs), travel and convenience stores and various driver amenities.
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