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TravelCenters of America's Annual Band Together Campaign Helps Bring Hope to Professional Drivers


TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and
Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will launch its annual
campaign on August 15, in support of the St. Christopher Truckers
Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a non-profit organization that helps
truck drivers suffering financial hardship due to being out of work for
an illness or injury. The month-long campaign will run at participating
TA and Petro locations through September 30th.

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Band Together 2018 (Photo: Business Wire)

Band Together 2018 (Photo: Business Wire)

During the event, guests and employees at TA and Petro Stopping Centers
will be invited to make contributions. New this year, commemorative 3"x
3" window clings will be made available for $1 along with the annual
wristbands and SCF keychains for $1 and $5 respectively. Contributions
may be made at participating TA and Petro restaurants, travel stores,
fuel buildings and truck service facilities. One hundred percent of
proceeds go directly to SCF.

"With driver health and wellness becoming a higher priority within the
truck driving industry, we understand how important it is for drivers to
have access to appropriate medical and financial support that will help
get them safely back on the road," said Barry Richards, President and
COO of TravelCenters. "We are honored to continue our support with SCF
this year and look forward to another successful Band Together campaign."

TravelCenters has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010.
The TA and Petro annual campaign marks the largest single contribution
the Fund receives each year. As of July 2018, the SCF has helped more
than 2,300 truck drivers and their families with monthly bills,
including utilities and mortgages totaling up to $2.3 million.

"It's hard to believe that Band Together is in its ninth year! The St.
Christopher Fund has truly been blessed with the support of TA and
Petro. This campaign not only supplies us with needed funding, but it
also raises awareness of the organization. There have been a countless
number of drivers helped directly as a result of Band Together. Once
again, we thank all of TravelCenters employees and customers for their
part in ‘Saving Lives and Families, One Driver at a Time'," said Dr.
Donna Kennedy, Executive Director of SCF.

Professional drivers who are suffering from financial hardships due to
medical problems can apply to the SCF for assistance at

About TravelCenters of America LLC
of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, offers
diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities,
convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in 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
For more information on Minit Mart, please visit

About St. Christopher Truckers Development and
Relief Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and
Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides
assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led
to financial hardship. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment
for mortgage/rent, utilities, vehicle payments, insurance, prescriptions
and/or some medical procedures. For more information, please visit
or call (865) 202-9428.

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