TA changing to all paid parking??

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Brucesmith, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    TA/Petro used to do fine when they had no reserved parking. The restaurants also used to be full with drivers.

    Love's is going all out on all the new truck stops and they seem to be making money and have all free parking. Maybe that's the new business model. Lots of smaller truck stops. Maybe they will just sell everything so cheap and you pay for what you use. You want to use the bathroom that will be $1.50 you want TP that an extra $1.00. you want a parking spot that $14
     
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  3. TIMPTE 527

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    The 3 newest PFJ. 9,22,12. I pretty sure those are number of parking spaces for each location.
     
  4. MEscobar48

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    It's bad enough there isn't enough parking to go around for us anyway. Now we have to pay for it ?? TA used to charge for parking and it's not a shock if they start charging for 24 hour parking again. There is a fee for reserved parking also which should be plenty. TA is a large cooperation and they should be able to afford free parking, they have some of the largest parking lots and are connected to Iron Skillet and Country Pride. They should have plenty of money and do not need to scam Drivers for all parking. The only time I can agree with paying for parking are the smaller independent truck stops who sell Diesel fuel and have limited spaces. Like most of the responses, It's a business and I agree if they need the extra funds to help their business. A Multi Billion dollar Cooperation like TA does not.
     
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  5. nikmirbre

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    That should be the case anyway.....
     
  6. MEscobar48

    MEscobar48 Bobtail Member

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    Loves is expanding and building new Stops all over, Especially in Texas. Their showers are nice plus the TV rooms and fast food stores are much nicer than most TA stops any day.
     
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  7. Cattleman84

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    About a month ago I stopped at the Petro in Greensburg, IN to use the Cat Scale, and do a 30 min break. They have a pretty good sized parking lot, but the only spots in the whole lot that were free were those around the perimeter, all the spots in the center of the lot were paid spots. Looked to be about 75% or 80% of the entire lot was paid parking.
     
  8. MEscobar48

    MEscobar48 Bobtail Member

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    I myself have noticed that TA's prices on the store items can be a bit cheaper but most of the food prices are higher. The only reason I like stopping TA is because they have large TV rooms and plenty of parking at most of their locations.
     
  9. MEscobar48

    MEscobar48 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah most TA's are quite nasty and the smell is wretched ..
     
  10. fargonaz

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    You might want to wait until they actually spell out what the changes are going to be, before you burn them at the stake. The OP is the one putting words in their mouth.

    You can have your loves... all of them.
     
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  11. JonJon78

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    I dont agree with this at all. Any travel center is definitely going to want business from the occasional customer. It would be foolish to not want it.

    When the revenue numbers were posted in one of the truckers magazines a month or so ago it showed TA-Petros numbers down.

    To counter the loss in revenue the new CEO of TA-Petro stated that to try and make up for that lost revenue he was going to be expanding his reserved paid parking operations to make the lost money up.

    Would be interested to see how the numbers are now. I'd bet they are getting worse.

    They've got the worst rewards program in the industry, highest priced showers, ridiculously high fast food, generally fuel that's a couple pennies more than the competition and you gotta pay just to park?

    Sounds like a ship that's fixing to capsize. Go ahead and try and market yourself to a small exclusive bunch of truckers. You'll be out of business real soon as your competitors thrive on the customers you have lost because of greed.
     
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