For the 2012 first quarter, we realized same-site growth in nonfuel revenues of 5.9% and in nonfuel gross margin of 2%. These improvements were achieved despite the modestly negative impact on our truck repair and service business of mild weather this winter.We also managed site level operating expenses down by 30 basis points on a same-site basis. Our fuel sales volume on a same-site basis was slightly down versus the prior year quarter, and we believe this is at least partially a result of the dispensers that were out of service at times during the quarter, as we continued to install new diesel and diesel exhaust fluid equipment throughout our network. We expect that these dispenser projects will persist at certain sites throughout the remainder of the year and that by year end, we will have on island both diesel exhaust fluid available at all of our travel centers. Despite the slightly lower volume on a same-site basis, fuel gross margin increased by 9% over the 2011 first quarter.
TravelCenters Of America LLC's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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