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June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

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Contact: Lauren Christ
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(865) 544-0088


Pilot Flying J is expanding its nationwide network to include a Pilot Travel Center in Canton, Texas, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the traveling public.

“We’re thrilled that this new travel center will serve the Canton community,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope the local residents and professional drivers traveling through the Canton area will enjoy the convenience and amenities.”

Located off Interstate 20 at exit 533 at 9800 Interstate 20, the travel center offers many amenities, including:

  • Five diesel lanes with DEF at the pump and eight gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling;
  • Hot Skillet Country Restaurant featuring home-style cooking;
  • Long John Silver’s and A&W;
  • premium coffee and cappuccino selections;
  • a driver lounge currently undergoing renovation to better serve professional drivers; and
  • everyday products for quick shopping needs.

The new facility joins the Pilot Flying J network as the 42nd location in Texas and the 662nd overall in North America.

Opening new stores is another step in Pilot Flying J’s mission to make 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 at more than 3,400 lanes nationwide – more than twice as many lanes than its closest competitor.

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.