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March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

Media Contact:
Anne LeZotte
865-588-7488 ext. 3028
[email protected]
On-site contact number: 865-255-7479

Lauren Christ
Moxley Carmichael


Professional drivers will have opportunity to visit booth #12256 at MATS conference

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, will offer unique, interactive experiences for professional drivers and all attendees at the Mid-America Trucking show, March 27-29, in Louisville, Ky.

“We’re excited to attend the MATS expo this year,” said Anne LeZotte, Pilot Flying J communications manager. “We have a lot of fun activities planned for attendees, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to get their feedback, address any concerns they might have and answer their questions.”

Pilot Flying J activities include:

• A 15-minute workout with Pilot Flying J’s Health Champion and NBC’s “Biggest Loser” Season 2 At-Home Winner, Pete Thomas. Pete invites drivers to participate in a short session of push-ups and squats every hour on the hour, as he demonstrates how they can exercise with minimal equipment while on the road.

• Meet and greet with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael Annett. Annett will be onsite signing autographs and taking pictures on Thursday, March 27, from 2-3 p.m.

• The Shell Rotella Road Show, a fully customized, mobile marketing truck, will be at the Pilot Travel Center located at 819 Buck Creek Road, Simpsonville, Ky., from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 27-28. The innovative Road Show features exciting displays and graphics supporting the Energized Protection™ campaign, including technology displays to assist truckers while on the road, such as iPads, smartphones and helpful apps, as well as the Million Mile Haul of Fame museum.

“We’re also excited for the chance to tell drivers about our new time-saving technologies, food and beverage offerings and facility upgrades,” LeZotte said.

Among other gifts, drivers will be able to swipe their MyRewards cards to receive free points. Pilot Flying J will be at booth number 12256 at the Mid-America Trucking Show from 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, through 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.


About Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is committed to making life better for professional drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 65,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,400 showers and 4,000 diesel lanes, with more than 3,900 offering DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Pilot Logistics Services is one of the fastest growing independent energy logistics companies in North America. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistic Services employ more than 24,000 people. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Visit for more information.