TA app lets you activate pumps and pay from your truck

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Now you can save time and steps when fueling at TA, Petro Stopping Center or TA Express locations.

TravelCenters of America Inc. recently added a new feature to its TruckSmart mobile app, allowing professional drivers to activate the diesel pumps and pay for fuel from the comfort of their cabs with its new PumpSmart feature.

The PumpSmart feature is available for UltraONE loyalty members paying for fuel with commercial payment cards. (Consumer credit cards do not work with PumpSmart.) According to the company, the app securely stores members’ payment information and links to their UltraONE profile, automatically applying loyalty points to a driver’s account after fueling. TA said it plans to further enhance the PumpSmart feature and expand payment options in the next several months.

This latest feature is one of several recent app enhancements made by TA. In October, TA enhanced the app so drivers can redeem loyalty points at check out straight from their phone without having to visit the kiosk. In February, TA added enhanced shower flow and the ability to unlock the shower door from the app.

In addition to the new features, drivers can use TruckSmart to reserve and pay for parking and showers, and check their loyalty rewards balances and Gear level. The app is available for free download from the Google Play or AppStore on both Apple and Android devices.

“We’re focused on enhancing the guest experience at TA and serving professional drivers in a way they want to interact with us, across every part of our business,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of TA.