TA Will Donate All Proceeds to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund
WESTLAKE, Ohio – May 22, 2023 – Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, TravelCenters of America Inc. is launching its annual Round Up campaign in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF). From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (May 26 – September 4), guests at participating TA, Petro and TA Express locations will have the opportunity to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar. The difference will be donated directly to SCF to help support professional drivers who have experienced an injury or illness that has taken them off the road within the last year.
Marshanna J. (at left) is one of nearly 3,700 truckers St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund has helped when drivers were out of work due to illness or injury. A serious back injury forced Marshanna J. off the road for 8 months. St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund helped Marshanna from losing her home with mortgage and utility payments. She is now fully recovered and back on the road.
“Professional drivers are the backbone of the nation’s economy and TA is committed to supporting drivers in need by easing the financial burden brought on by health concerns,” said Jon Pertchik, Chief Executive Officer of TA. “This annual campaign is part of our wholistic approach to the health and well-being of professional drivers; we remain committed to also providing services and amenities like healthy food options and fitness centers to help them stay healthy while on the road.”
TA has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010, raising $3.1 million dollars through its campaigns and initiatives.
“Studies have shown that more than 70% of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems, and I could not be more proud of our work with TA to give any professional driver experiencing illness or injury the much-needed support they deserve,” said Donna Kennedy, director of SCF. “Alongside their Round Up campaign, TA’s work to provide health and wellness programs is crucial to our mission here at SCF.”
About TravelCenters of America
TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) is the nation’s largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its over 18,000 team members serve guests in 281 locations in 44 states, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, travel stores, car and truck parking and other services dedicated to providing great experiences for its guests. TA is committed to sustainability, with its specialized business unit, eTA, focused on sustainable energy options for professional drivers and motorists. TA operates over 600 full-service and quick-service restaurants and nine proprietary brands, including Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.