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The Full-Service Advantage at TA and Petro

Posted on 12/22/2016 by in fuel tires maintenance TA/Petro TA Truck Service

New HOS regulations are cutting into the operating efficiency of fleets everywhere. That’s why TA and Petro’s full-service advantage leads to better optimization of a fleet’s business. Your drivers can get fuel, get fed, and even get maintenance all in one stop. Better yet, FTS Plus+ offers a full suite of savings with TA and Petro.

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You Might Have a Mud Flap Problem...

Posted on 11/30/2016 by in maintenance

Thousands of commercial vehicles make their way across the nation's highways every day, but not all of them run with the same equipment. One piece of equipment that you probably don't think much about is your mud flaps, but it's one that shouldn't be overlooked. The right flaps can extend the life of your truck, save on fuel expenses, and directly affect your driving experience.

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7 Signs Your Truck's Engine Might Give Up on You

Posted on 9/27/2016 by in Equipment maintenance

Trucking is tough. Anyone who knows a trucker is well aware of the long hours and hard work involved in providing for your family. Your truck is your livelihood, and when it starts creeping towards the million-mile mark, it’s easy to get blindsided by an engine that gives up on you.

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Clean up Your Act: DPF Cleaning from TA Truck Service

Posted on 6/23/2016 by in maintenance TA/Petro TA Truck Service

The commercial trucking industry is an industry that, because of the nature of its work, contributes to the pollution problem present today more than many other industries. However, thanks to modern technology, we have been able to find ways to remedy these problems. TA Truck Service is at the forefront of this movement with its recent addition to its list of services available. Now you can have your Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) picked up, cleaned, and delivered back to you. Make sure you're doing your part to help save the environment as well as performing as efficiently as possible.

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MORE than Ever Before with TA and Petro

Posted on 4/12/2016 by in Industry News maintenance TA/Petro TA Truck Service

As a very well-known name in the trucking industry, TA and Petro recently made an announcement to many company executives as well as to some of its loyal followers at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show. With hundreds of people crowded around the TA-Petro booth, it was revealed that TA Truck Service, Petro: Lube, RoadSquad™, RoadSquadConnect®, RoadSquad OnSite® and eShop® will be coming together under the single brand umbrella of "TA TRUCK SERVICE".

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Maintenance Matters: A Webinar on the Value of Regular Preventative Maintenance

Posted on 1/15/2016 by Sommer Stein in maintenance webinar TA/Petro

You've heard before how important preventative maintenance is, but do you know the real value of regular preventative maintenance? Join industry expert Homer Hogg on Tuesday, January 26th at 11:00AM EST for a webinar teaching you the true value of scheduling regular preventative maintenance for your truck. One lucky webinar attendee will also win a TA prize pack!

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Should You Handle Your Roadside Assistance Needs In-House?

Posted on 10/26/2015 by Sommer Stein in maintenance breakdown services RoadsideMASTERS.com

Traditionally, fleets have handled roadside service responsibility in-house. With fuel costs, tighter EPA restrictions on exhaust, and more stringent just-in-time delivery windows, more and more fleets are outsourcing their maintenance and service functions. So when trucking companies ask, “Does it make sense that we handle our roadside assistance needs in-house?” RoadsideMASTERS.com, the leading provider in Emergency Roadside Service Membership Program geared towards the heavy duty segment, answers “no”, and here’s why.

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Say Hello to RoadsideMASTERS.com

Posted on 10/20/2015 by Sommer Stein in maintenance breakdown services

We're excited to introduce our newest partnership with RoadsideMASTERS.com! With years of experience servicing both owner operators, and large fleets, RoadsideMASTERS.com offers the most comprehensive, top quality emergency roadside assistance membership program for heavy-duty trucks in all industries. Whether you own a single tractor and trailer or you have a fleet of tractors, RoadsideMASTERS.com has the services you want.

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National Brake Safety Week

Posted on 9/10/2015 by in maintenance Brake Safety National Brake Safety Week PM/DOT Services

September 6-12 is recognized as National Brake Safety Week and put in place to ensure drivers all across the country are safe while on the road. While the brakes on heavy-duty vehicles are specially designed to withstand the conditions many drivers regularly see, it is important to use this time to make sure you are keeping yourself and others around you on the road safe. Read below to learn about the importance of brake safety and see how you could take advantage of a FREE mid-trip inspection for your vehicle with TA and Petro.

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Say Hello to New Savings with TA & Petro

Posted on 8/27/2015 by Sommer Stein in Industry News fuel maintenance

Change can be hard sometimes, but it's not always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it's down right exciting! We are thrilled to bring you even more great ways to save with TA and Petro. In addition to the recent fuel increase on TA and Petro gallons, beginning September 1, 2015, FTS Plus+ members can now save on PM/DOT services and RoadSquad Connect breakdown services.

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