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24601 Center Ridge Road

Westlake, OH 44145




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Date:   5/22/2009

Time: 9:30 a.m., local time



400 Centre Street



Newton, MA 02458





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Voting Items




Our Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the Nominees for Director in Proposals 1 and 2 and “FOR” Proposal 3.


1.       To elect one Independent Director in Group II to our Board.




Barbara D. Gilmore


2.       To elect one Managing Director in Group II to our Board.




Thomas M. O’Brien



3.       To consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the Amended and Restated TravelCenters of America LLC 2007 Equity Compensation Plan, which amends and restates the existing TravelCenters of America LLC 2007 Equity Compensation Plan to increase by 1,000,000 the total number of common shares available for grant under the plan and extend the term of the plan to May 22, 2019.


4.       In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on such other matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournment or postponement thereof.