TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has introduced a new placemat in its full-service restaurants designed to educate the motoring public about the role that truckers play in the economy.
As part of an exclusive online partnership with MiniTime (www.minitime.com), a travel Website dedicated to helping parents plan affordable and fun family vacations, TravelCenters and the online family travel planning site will provide kid’s meal menu placemats that focus on trucking facts.
Kids and their families will learn interesting details about trucking through fun facts and games, including Truck-Tac-Toe, and a seek-and-find picture highlighting a few of the items that trucks transport.
“We love professional drivers and are striving to aid in raising the image of professional drivers at every opportunity,” said John Ponczoch, senior vice president, Food Marketing & Operations at TravelCenters. “Our partnership with MiniTime is just another opportunity to inform the general public of the hard work professional drivers do, day in and day out, to keep America moving,” he added.
Throughout the summer, TravelCenters has also partnered with RadioDisney in the Cleveland, Indianapolis and Detroit markets to inform families about TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel centers and just how important trucking is to America. At events in these communities, families can pick up a pamphlet that discusses motorist safety when sharing the road with trucks, and information about professional drivers and their contributions.
TravelCenters also recently launched its Citizen Driver Award program to recognize and reward the best truckers in the industry for their efforts both on the job and in their communities. Anyone can nominate a driver. All of the details can be found at www.ta-petro.com/citizendriveraward.
TravelCenters of America LLC, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a travel center business in 42 states and Canada operating under the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands.