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August 26, 2013

Aug. 26, 2013

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Pilot Flying J today announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Tucson, Ariz., featuring full amenities for professional drivers.

“We’re thrilled that our new travel center will serve professional drivers traveling on I-10 through Arizona,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Pilot Travel Center, where our team is working hard to make life better for America’s drivers.”

Located off Interstate 10 at exit 268 at 5570 E. Travel Plaza Way, the travel center offers many amenities, including:

• Eight diesel lanes and12 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling;
• Two RV fuel lanes;
• Subway, Taco Bell and Cinnabon;
• Expanded food offerings to include pizza, soup, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs;
• Premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and
• Everyday products for quick shopping needs.

The new facility is Pilot Flying J’s 13th in Arizona and the 667th overall in North America. The travel center is adding 105 local jobs and is expected to contribute more than $4.4 million annually in state and local tax revenue.

“We invite professional drivers to visit our new location,” said Steve Barnes, general manager for the Pilot Travel Center. “Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve.”

Opening the new store is one more step in Pilot Flying J’s mission to making life better for America’s drivers. In 2011, the company launched a $50 million project to remodel driver showers, and it offers DEF at the pump in more than 3,400 lanes nationwide. In the past year, Pilot Flying J has opened 20 stores in the U.S. and three in Canada.

As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Tucson Pilot Travel Center honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts.

The combined network of over 650 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.

About Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. It is ranked by Forbes as the 6th largest private company in America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which more than 3,400 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Logistics Services is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistics Services employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit for more information.