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TravelCenters of America® Registers Diesel Technician Apprenticeship Program with U.S. Department of Labor

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TravelCenters of America, LLC (“TravelCenters”) (Nasdaq: TA) has
registered its longstanding diesel technician apprenticeship program
with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The program was developed in
partnership with FASTPORT, Inc., the DOL Industry Intermediary for the
Transportation and Logistics sector.

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Harold Smith, ASE Certified L2 Master Technician and Technical Trainer, instructing technicians on t ...

Harold Smith, ASE Certified L2 Master Technician and Technical Trainer, instructing technicians on the intricacies of a truck’s electrical system. (Photo: Business Wire)

The apprenticeship program gives technicians at any skill level guided,
hands-on experience, teaching them to safely and efficiently perform the
maintenance and repairs needed to keep today’s technologically advanced
heavy-duty vehicles on the road. The program allows participants to work
full time at a TA Truck Service facility while completing their
training, instead of paying to attend a vocational school or training

The majority of the training is facilitated by a mentor technician while
on the job. Participants also have access to live support from an
around-the-clock technical support team, made up of ASE Master
Technicians based at TravelCenters of America headquarters. Advanced
technical training takes place at one of two TravelCenters-operated
training facilities, each outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment,
tools and a full service bay with a pit. More than 1,500 technicians per
year attend classes at these facilities covering topics like electrical
systems, HVAC and braking systems. Classes are taught by a team of ASE
Master Certified technicians and Daimler certified trainers.

Participation in the apprenticeship program can span from 12 to 36
months, depending on the skill level of the technician being enrolled.
At the successful completion of the training, the technician receives
recognition by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Journeyman Diesel

“The apprenticeship program provides a tangible starting point for men
and women seeking a new career, members of the military looking for a
second career or for current technicians wishing to advance their
skills,” said Skip McGary, TA Executive Vice President. “The high level
of hands-on training associated with the program equips participants
with the mechanical and computer skills needed to work on today’s
vehicles, all while they work in a full-time position.”

To learn more about joining the TravelCenters of America diesel
technician apprenticeship program, contact Chad Estle, Lead Recruiter at

About TravelCenters of America LLC
of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA®,
Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® travel
center brands. For more information on TA, TA Express and Petro, please

About TA Truck Service®
TA Truck Service network includes 244 truck service facilities, 1,090
repair bays, nearly 3,000 technicians with certifications in ASE and
TIA, a fleet of more than 2,600 RoadSquad® and third-party
provider service trucks and more than 200 TechOn-SITE™ mobile
maintenance vehicles. TA Truck Service is a division of TravelCenters of
America LLC and is an authorized Freightliner Trucks and Western Star
Trucks warranty provider.

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