FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2013
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Pilot Flying J today announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Canton, Ohio, featuring full amenities for professional drivers. The company is also expanding to offer Flying J diesel fuel in Primm, Nev.
“We’re thrilled that our new travel center will serve professional drivers traveling on I-77 in Ohio,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Pilot Travel Center in Canton, where our team is working hard to make life better for America’s drivers. We’re also pleased that drivers will now have access to Flying J diesel fuel and benefits along I-15 in Nevada.”
Flying J diesel fuel service now available in Primm, Nev., is located at 115 West Primm Blvd. off Interstate 15 at exit 1. The location features 10 diesel lanes.
The Pilot Travel Center in Canton, Ohio, is located off Interstate 77 at exit 101 at 2320 Faircrest Street. The new travel center offers many amenities, including:
• Eight diesel lanes and 12 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling;
• Subway 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 Canton facility is Pilot Flying J’s 33rd in Ohio and the 663rd overall in North America. The travel center is adding 65 local jobs and is expected to contribute more than $3.6 million annually in state and local tax revenue.
“We invite professional drivers to visit our new location,” said Jamie Jackson, general manager for the Pilot Travel Center in Canton. “Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve.”
Opening the new stores 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.
As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Canton 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 www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.