Cookeville – Travelers and truck drivers will soon have another option as they roll through Cookeville. The TA Express Travel Center on Hwy. 111 plans to open its doors to the public at the first of the year, TA Express maintenance manager John Luick told the Upper Cumberland Business Journal.

TA Express sign is in place

The travel center is located on Highway 111 on exit 288 at the former Amish owned gas station and truck stop site. The former building has been demolished and the new 16,200 square-foot structure has taken form.

“We are listening to our guests’ feedback and are pleased to offer what they are looking for – a welcoming and engaging travel center experience- through newly built and refreshed locations,” Jon Pertchik, CEO of TA said on “As we continue growing to serve more travelers, we are enhancing their experience by expanding food offerings, supporting guest health and continuing to update and upgrade our sites.”

Car island

On site, there will be a Sbarro, Hardees, El Tapatio, a dog wash, adjacent truck wash, public laundry and more. The foundation has been laid on the 6 truck fueling station and plans include six islands for cars.

Truck fueling station

TA says their mission is to “return every traveler to the road better
than they came”. They offer over 275 full service travel centers, serve 44 States and 40 franchise operated sites. TA has been operating for 50 Years and employ over 19 thousand people.

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