TravelCenters of America to shutter Woodstock truck stop
TravelCenters of America has confirmed to Trucknews.com that it’s closing its only Canadian location in Woodstock, Ont.
“TravelCenters of America has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with an undisclosed third party for the sale of TA’s site in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada,” senior director of communications Tina Arundel confirmed in a statement to Trucknews.com.
“Accordingly, the company has sent the required notices to all team members who may be affected by such an event. The company is currently continuing to operate its Woodstock site and provide pay and benefits to team members as usual.”
Have your say
This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.
It will be missed I hope it remains a truckstop not just a private terminal. Always like the movie room and need to reopen the restaurant
100% agree with you.
So sad that a truck stop and more valuable truck parking is going away. Another valuable asset to the trucking industry lost to corporate greed. It won’t be a truck stop any more. Woodstock is the worst run city/council in the world and will do nothing to keep a truck stop there. Yes I understand TA has hard time keeping it going as the only Canadian location but surely someone like Dennys or IHOP would take over the restaurant. Soon to be apartment buildings or hotels that Woodstock doesn’t need.
A brand new state-of-the-art truck stop will be built there. I don’t know all the details but I do know that it will no longer be run by TA.
Well that is understandable. I went there a couple times. They are probably the most expensive place to go on the 401.
Very sad to see it go . T A truck stops compliment the industry.
I thought that was possibly the best stop in Ontario, granting no one’s perfect.
We’ll be sorry to see them go. Stopped there many a time when in the pick-up too, to use the loo and chow down. Sure hope another good stop replaces them. Thanks, TA.
J. O. H. N.
The problem is one truckstop 30 kms from queens Park was offered above $76 million last dec. We a plan of the gov working with industry and set up a number of companies co op or non-profit parking locations with a drivers room(s) healthy foods and showers and wi fi . With parking set a $16per 16 hour period or $20 with a 20 Amp electric plugs and have first 3 hours free also everyone who pays for parking would be able to get a discounted shower or a discounted salad. These would run a a rep from the drivers and small trucking companies and local person who is a P SWs or a nurse and another rep from the receivers that would have to pay a fee for each load or shipment they get on a truck over 15 meters in length or truck that gross over 25000 kg that don’t provide enough overnight parking with bathrooms a fee of $30 for each delivery to go into a local parking fund with the fed and ont gov finding the land and a loan at 3% to pay $50,000 per parking spot to provide seed .we also need 1 hour of P C to move to safe parking so everyone can stay safe with E logs. The larger parking locations with 309 spots should 20 spots for R Vs and a spot for medical care and be able to see a P SWs or nurse with appointments to keep drivers that are disabled in the industry and maybe some low cost safe rooms for drivers that are sick or doing a reset .
Why they close good place tu fuel + a repair shop not to many places like it + great food.
There no Flying J with a repair shop in Canada.
I find that stupid to close that one lot of parking space truckers need a place like it.
I was a Truck Driver before it was one of my favorite place to stop.