TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, sponsored and hosted the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas from Aug. 27-29.
From the Shower Trailer, to FREE Truck Parking, to hosting the “Be an Instant Winner” game in its booth TravelCenters made sure professional driver attendees had a great time at the show.
FREE Truck Parking made possible by TravelCenters offered more than 36 acres of paring at the conveniently-located Cotton Bowl’s Fair Park lot, drivers were able to park trucks/RVs for FREE (no hook-ups), and use regular shuttles to and from the convention center, food vendors, showers and portable restrooms.
Shower Trailer: New this year, TA and Petro made a splash at GATS as sponsor of the shower trailer located in the FREE truck parking lot. Drivers were able to schedule a shower at the TA and Petro booth #16081or at the shower tent in the lot. TA and Petro provided two FREE souvenir towels and soap with each shower appointment, while supplies lasted.
Be an Instant Winner: With just a swipe of their UltraONE card, drivers had the chance to be instant winners and enter grand prize drawings. Grand prizes include: FREE Set of Steer Tires – one winner each day; FREE Ultimate/The Works PM Service – two winners each day; FREE 3-Axle Alignment – two winners each day; dual elite headset by Blue Tiger – one winner each day; and 2,500 UltraONE points – one winner each hour.
FREE Samples to Savor: New this year, attendees visiting TA and Petro Stopping Centers booth #16081 were in for a treat with FREE tastes of its world-famous Johnson Corner’s Cinnamon Rolls and World Blends Coffee, the freshest roast on the road.
Healthy Journey: Making the StayFit pledge to eat healthier on the road, drivers had the chance to commemorate their commitment by taking a photo with FUN-sized fruits and vegetables and grab a $1 greenback for use at TravelCenters’ restaurants by swiping their UltraONE card.
Citizen Driver Meet & Greet: On Friday, Aug. 28, from 10-11 a.m., drivers had the chance to visit with 2015 Citizen Driver honorees during the Citizen Driver open house in TravelCenters’ booth.
Maintenance Matters: Drivers were also able to stop by and visit with Homer Hogg as he shared the latest in “Maintenance Matters.”
Live Entertainment: Attendees had the chance to catch Tony Justice performing live on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m.
Spin the Wheel: With the spin of the wheel, attendees won prizes and made donations… all proceeds benefit the St. Christopher Fund (SCF).
SCF’s Driven to Be Healthy Challenge: New this year, drivers were able to visit the SCF booth in the GATS Health Pavilion and begin SCF’s six-month health challenge. Valuable prizes were awarded to drivers with the greatest percentage weight loss and most time spent walking/running. TA and Petro supported this program with a “get started at GATS” incentive along with information and giveaways.
Health Awareness Walk: TA and Petro Stopping Centers, a co-sponsor with Trucking Solutions Group, provided a water bottle, cooling towel and 500 UltraONE points to all Health Awareness Walk participants. The walk took place on Aug. 29 at 7 a.m. at truck parking in the Cotton Bowl’s Fair Park lot. Trucking Solutions Group conducted the Health Awareness Walk in conjunction with the GATS Fit For The Road 5K Run/Walk. Registration fees were donated to SCF.