TA losing money...

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Hardlyevr, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. 1nonly

    1nonly tease-y-ness

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    Of the big chains, TA is lowest on my list. A few of the country ones are OK, and I have slept in one a few times when I've been desperate and nothing else was around. Any TA in or near a big city, though, I will avoid at all costs. I'd actually be happy to see them bought out.
     
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  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Of course they're losing money. They don't have a handle on how to run a business. Not enough hired help, filthy properties, sky high prices, you know I'm right.
     
  4. lowbudget

    lowbudget Medium Load Member

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    of the big chains, I like petro: clean, most of the time large lots, riff-raff usually kept out......too bad TA bought them, shoulda been petro buying TA
     
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  5. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Yeah it's full but do you ever see anybody buying anything except a coke and candy bar maybe? Drivers dont buy stuff they just take up parking space and wander around the store thinking to themselves how ridiculously hogh the prices are :biggrin_25523:
     
  6. Tazz

    Tazz Road Train Member

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    I see more and more of those GOASIS things that are replacing them since Hospitality Inc.(or whatever) bought them out.

    No truck fuel,parking,restaurant just a good old fashioned tourist trap sans pee filled parking lot:biggrin_25525:Gonna see a whole lot more as Pilot takes over the J's and consolidates pricing to preferred fleets.TA can not compete apparently,they bought Petro that was already hemorrhaging money anyway or Hospitality wouldn't have had a shot at them.Soon it will be Pilots and Loves with the occasional independent.
     
  7. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    Hess and Kangaroo are still doing ok from what I can see but a lot of those are nothing more than gas stations.
     
  8. Tazz

    Tazz Road Train Member

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    Yeah we got Mapco's popping up locally but they are less truck friendly than Goasis:biggrin_25510:
     
  9. trustno1

    trustno1 Bobtail Member

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    SO do I but its my money so I can be picky.
     
  10. fat albert

    fat albert Light Load Member

    I like Loves better than the Pilots.
     
  11. ETCH5858

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    I have come to realize that the TA's are the ghetto of the thruck stops. Nasty, dirty and just plain disgusting.
     
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