New TravelCenter of America opens in Texas

A new TA Express location has opened in Carthage, Texas.

The site, which was formerly Gateway Travel Plaza, is located on Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 59.

The site contains new amenities such as:

  • Five diesel fueling positions with RFID and DEF on all lanes
  • 16 Exxon gasoline fueling lanes
  • 50 truck parking and 100 auto parking spaces
  • 4 private showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Travel store
  • Dining options: Denny’s, on-site deli
  • Gaming room
  • Transflo scanning
  • The new franchise is operated by Brian Hatchett.

“We’ve spent many years working hard to build a network of businesses that our customers can trust and rely on,” said Brian Hatchett, who operates the new franchise. “It’s been a pleasure being a franchisee of TravelCenters of America and we look forward to continuing our growth with the company.”

The Gateway Group has converted three travel centers into TA Express locations in 2020. Their other locations include Kilgore, Texas and Nacogdoches, Texas. They also plan to open a TA travel center in Fairfield, Texas next year

“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.”