Truck Stop Operators Launch Food Discount Program for Truckers, TA Cuts 130 More Jobs
Little Rock, AR – In this edition of Truck Stop News: Travel Centers of America (TA) shakes up its executive team and cuts another 130 jobs, the National Association of Truckstop Operators (NATSO) is launching a new program to help truckers get discounts on meal options at popular restaurants, and Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations.
TA Shakes Up Executive Team and Cuts 130 More Jobs
On Friday, TA announced that it has commenced a company-wide reorganization of its executive team in the hopes of improving “operational efficiency and profitability.”
“The reorganization plan includes significant leadership changes with the addition of new Senior Vice Presidents for a newly created hospitality department, under which the areas of restaurants, gaming and convenience stores will be consolidated, as well as in information technology,” TA said in a statement.
TA has also appointed a new Senior Vice President of corporate development, a new department initially tasked with delivering on the Company’s reorganizational initiatives.
In addition, as part of its reorganization plan, TA is reducing its corporate headcount by a total of approximately 130 and eliminating certain positions.
In April, TA furloughed more than 3,000 employees primarily as a result of its full-service restaurant closures due to widespread COVID-19 mitigation policies.
NATSO Launches Partnership to Help Truckers Get Discounts on Food
NATSO, the national association representing truck stops and travel plazas, announced this week that it has partnered with the International Franchise Association (IFA) to share information with truck drivers about discounts on food options at truck stops and travel plazas nationwide.
Also involved in the partnership program is the Owner Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
As part of the program, truckers can obtain discount codes for franchises such as Firehouse Subs, Fuzzy’s, Long John Silvers, McDonald’s, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Ruby Tuesday, Shoney’s and Sonic.
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Love’s Opens Two New Locations With More Than 200 Truck Parking Spaces
Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of two new locations this week in Sauget, Illinois, and Watertown Township, Michigan.
The Sauget store, located off Interstate 255, adds 55 jobs and 85 truck parking spaces.
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The Watertown Township store, located off Interstates 69 and 96, adds 85 jobs and 116 truck parking spaces.
Each location is open 24/7 and also features nine diesel bays, seven showers, laundry facilities, bean to cup gourmet coffee, and a Cat Scale.
“Love’s is glad to open two new locations for customers in Illinois and Michigan,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s. “We are continuing to open new locations in order to help get customers back on the road quickly, especially professional drivers as they continue to deliver vital goods throughout the country.”
That’s all for this week’s Truck Stop News.
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