WESTLAKE, Ohio--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands, has announced its participation in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC, on Saturday, December 17.
“As always we want to thank those drivers and trucking companies who volunteer their time in transporting the wreaths to Arlington - a critical function of this special event,” said Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “The Christmas season is an important time to honor and remember our servicemen and women since the holidays can be a challenging time for military members and families.”
Along the route to Arlington, the volunteers and veterans invited by Wreaths Across America will stop at the Petro Stopping Centers location in Bordentown, NJ, on December 14. The volunteers and vets will be served dinner at the Iron Skillet®, and spread the WAA message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes and honoring those who served.
More than 6,000 volunteers are expected to help place the projected 245,000 veteran wreaths at Arlington on December 17, once they are delivered.
The Truckload Carriers Association, or TCA, has been coordinating the nationwide effort of organizing professional truck driver and motor carrier donations of trucks, time and fuel for the WAA annual event since 2012. The Wreaths Across American organization is a not-for-profit charity that delivers remembrance wreaths to military cemeteries all over the country. These activities are made possible by volunteers who help raise funds to sponsor the wreaths and participate in the event.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart® convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.
About Truckload Carriers Association
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) represents nearly 700 companies working in and serving the truckload freight industry. Collectively, TCA member companies employ several hundred thousand people across the US and Canada. TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of more than 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $20 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.