WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America, which operates TA and Petro Stopping Centers in 41 states and Canada, has begun rolling out the most modern self-service laundry equipment on the highway, the company says.
TravelCenters’ 190 laundry rooms in company-operated locations today contain nearly 2,000 washers and dryers that will be replaced with new machines before the end of March.
Laundry payment stations will be added at 98% of its locations to provide customers the optional convenience of paying with credit or debit cards, in addition to the traditional cash payment option.
The payment station can notify drivers via text message when their washer and dryer cycles are completed.
The equipment rollout will coincide with the addition or replacement of folding tables, hanging racks and other equipment.
“We’ve taken a chore and made it simpler and more efficient,” says Tom O’Brien, TravelCenters President/CEO. “Not only will these advanced machines shorten the time it takes a guest to do a load of laundry, the new systems should also increase the availability of machines for all of our guests.”
TravelCenters will be offering promotional rates to credit/debit card users for 30 days after the new machines are installed.