A Destination Spot for the Professional Truck Driver and the Local Community in Columbia, South Carolina

PetroinColumbiainArticle.jpgPhoto credit: TravelCenters of America

This spring, TravelCenters of America (TA) opened a new Petro Stopping Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The 42,000-square-foot facility has eight diesel lanes, parking for 134 trucks, 10 showers, a CAT Scale, a Minute Mart convenience store, a very large game center, a t.v./movie room and a workout room.

In an effort to make a destination spot for the professional truck driver as well as the local community, it also has a Starbucks, a 16-lane bowling alley, 10 BP-branded gasoline lanes, a Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant and 315 car parking spots.

“This is the first time we’ve added so many car parking spots and the re­strooms are huge. There is one in the front of the facility and one by the bowling alley,” said Barry Richards, executive vice president for TA...

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Toner markets NATSO products, services and meetings. She is the content editor of NATSO's core websites, Stop Watch magazine and Highway Business Matters biweekly articles. In addition, she provides creative services across all departments. Toner joined NATSO in 2006. Prior to joining the association, she served as director of membership services at an association for ambulatory surgery centers. Toner lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. More
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Supplier Focus:
CAT Scale Co.
Retailer Featured:
Petro Stopping Center, Columbia, SCTravelCenters of America

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