CARTHAGE, Texas — TravelCenters of America Inc., operator of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel-center network, has opened a new TA Express in Carthage, Texas. The new TA Express franchise, operated by Brian Hatchett, is at the former Gateway Travel Plaza site on Interstate 20 and U.S. 59.
“We’ve spent many years working hard to build a network of businesses that our customers can trust and rely on,” Hatchett said. “It’s been a pleasure being a franchisee of TravelCenters of America, and we look forward to continuing our growth with the company.”
This is the third travel center The Gateway Group has converted to a TA Express in 2020. The team opened a TA Express in Kilgore, Texas, in January and another in Nacogdoches, Texas, in June. The group plans to open a TA travel center in Fairfield, Texas, next year.
The new TA Express in Carthage offers:
- Five diesel fueling positions with RFID and DEF on all lanes;
- 16 Exxon gasoline fueling lanes;
- 50 truck parking spaces;
- 100 auto parking spaces;
- Four private showers;
- Laundry facilities;
- A travel store;
- Dining options, including Denny’s and an on-site deli;
- A gaming room; and
- Transflo scanning.
“With the highest concentration of truck traffic in the nation, we’re pleased to bring more travel centers to the state of Texas,” said Barry Richards, president of TA. “The Gateway Team has a strong, established reputation with professional drivers and we’re proud they chose to align with us as we continue growing our footprint through franchising.”
The opening of TA Express Carthage brings the company’s total nationwide network of travel centers to 271.
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