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By on September 1, 2016

Renovations Complete at TA Columbia North

Set in the heart of historic South Carolina, the completely renovated Columbia North TA Travel Center has undergone extensive remodeling and installation of upgrades to provide professional drivers with a complete, full-service travel center.

Guests can now experience the comfort and convenience of refueling, parking, dining, shopping and receiving professional truck service—all at one

The TA North Columbia management team includes L to R: Shamika King, Dunkin’ Donut GM; John Novotny, Truck Service GM; Nichola Gadson, Taco Bell GM; David Tabler, Store GM

The TA North Columbia management team includes L to R: Shamika King, Dunkin’ Donut GM; John Novotny, Truck Service GM; Nichola Gadson, Taco Bell GM; David Tabler, Store GM

location along well-travelled I-20 at exit 71 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Noteworthy upgrades include a renovated two-bay truck service center complete with a new retail center and expanded diagnostic and service capabilities. A brightly lit parking lot with 78 angled truck spaces provides added convenience. Professional drivers can take on DEF in the four new diesel lanes. Weighing loads is fast and convenient on the CAT® Scale installation. Under the direction of GM of Truck Service John Novotny, truck service and RoadSquad® emergency roadside assistance are available 24/7/365.

Upon entering through the new professional drivers’ entrance, you’ll immediately notice the amenity upgrades. Talk about a new level of comfort—check out the all-new drivers’ lounge with its laptop desks and DirecTV®. You’ll appreciate the large, clean, brightly lit restrooms. Seven spotless showers are easily accessed through the fully automated reservation system, as well as via the TA/Petro TruckSmart® mobile app.

New Minit Mart®

GM of Store David Tabler and his staff are ready to serve you in the newly renovated Minit Mart® convenience store. It offers a wide selection of fresh foods, snacks and a variety of hot and cold beverages including Cool Cup® fountain beverages and delicious World Blends® coffee. Fresh food offerings include healthy Good2Go fresh fruit and veggie choices, plus a variety of delicious snacks.

The spacious, well-stocked store offers a wide range of merchandise including personal care items, clothing, electronics, truck lubricants and additives, protective gear, and accessories. A helpful staff is available to assist you in finding the right products for your truck and travel needs.

Because you never know when hunger pangs might strike, Taco Bell® and Dunkin’ Donuts® quick-service restaurants offer a range of choices. A common area seats 84 guests in a clean, relaxing environment.

For the Fitness Minded

If keeping fit is one of your priorities, stop in at the FREE StayFit® fitness room (free to professional drivers who are UltraONE® Driver Rewards Program members). Whether on a short break or shutting down for the day, a few laps on the outdoor walking trail provide a great way to introduce some physical activity into your daily routine.

Don’t forget the convenient laundry room with machines that accept credit/debit card payments, and even send you a text message when the cycle is finished.

Next time your travels take you through the friendly Palmetto state’s capital of Columbia, be sure to visit the totally renovated and super comfortable and convenient TA Travel Center in North Columbia. You’ll experience a southern style welcome from store manager David Tabler and his dedicated team.

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Where: I-20, Exit 71

Phone: 803.786.7680

Fax: 803.735.8065

Truck Parking Spaces: 78

Private Showers: 7

Truck Service Bays: 2 (open 24/7/365)

Roadside Assistance: RoadSquad® (available 24/7/365)

Diesel Refueling Lanes: 4

Restaurants: Taco Bell® and Dunkin’ Donuts® (seating for 84)

Special Attractions: Minit Mart® Travel Store and newly equipped Drivers’ Lounge


Warm Hospitality, Southern Cool

Comfortably blending historic traditions with exciting new development, Columbia offers visitors a cool mixture of entertainment districts, fascinating museums and a wide range of outdoor activities.

Easily accessible from three major interstates, Columbia is located in the center of South Carolina at the convergence of three rivers, providing an ideal location for jogging or leisurely walks.

Buffalo Creek Marina offers cabins for rent, camping and fishing. While Adventure World offers 100 miles of custom-designed trails for dirt bikes, ATVs, even golf carts!

Nightlife soars in the ultra-cool Vista area—a resurgent, renovated section of the old city that teems with clubs and bars for all ages and restaurants to suit any palate.

The world famous Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is the number one tourist attraction and the historic South Carolina State House is a beautiful combination of classic architecture and amazing history.

Football is almost religion in the South and one of the great shrines to SEC football is the USC Gamecocks awesome Williams-Brice stadium that seats more than 80,000!

Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park and the Harbison State Forest offer beautiful venues and trails for peaceful recreation.

For history buffs, the South Carolina Military Museum and South Carolina State Museum offer hours of compelling, intriguing historical exhibits.

A lively, inviting downtown area provides a mix of historic homes, sidewalk cafes, eclectic shops and fun restaurants situated amid both traditional and modern architecture.

The pineapple, welcoming symbol of hospitality for centuries, represents that warm, southern hospitality that is Columbia. Visitors can expect a unique and memorable experience.

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