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Aug. 6, 2014
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Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J opened four new travel centers and travel plazas across America in the month of July.
“Pilot Flying J builds new stores located strategically across the country to better serve our customers,” Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said. “We’re committed to making life better for America’s drivers. That’s why the convenience of our customers is always a top priority. Their needs play a large role in the business decisions of the company.”
The new stores include:
- Pilot Travel Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, located off Interstate 70 at exit 26 and featuring McDonald’s; PJ Fresh fast, casual food offerings; eight diesel fuel lanes and two RV lanes; five showers; and 69 parking spaces for trucks
- Pilot Travel Center in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, located off Interstate 35 at exit 214 and featuring Taco Bell; PJ Fresh fast, casual food offerings; eight diesel fuel lanes; seven showers; and 76 parking spaces for trucks
- Pilot Travel Center in Tilden, Texas, located at 3096 State Highway 16 and featuring Subway; Cinnabon; PJ Fresh fast, casual food offerings; six diesel fuel lanes; three showers; and 40 parking spaces for trucks
- Flying J Travel Plaza in Fernley, Nevada, located off Interstate 80 at exit 48 and featuring Denny’s; Cinnabon; eight diesel fuel lanes and two RV lanes; and seven showers
The new locations will feature gas and diesel fuel; DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) at the pump; food and beverage options, including Pilot Flying J’s premium coffee and tea selections; restrooms; showers; and other merchandise and services for professional drivers and the motoring public. Pilot Flying J continues to lead the industry with DEF at the pump at more than 4,300 diesel lanes.
“We hope professional drivers, or ‘road warriors’ as we call them, enjoy the amenities at these new travel centers,” Haslam said. “These are hardworking men and women who keep our economy moving, and we are proud to help make their lives better every day that they’re on the road.”
Together, these new stores have generated a total of more than 230 jobs in the local communities they serve and will contribute an estimated total of more than $7.8 million in state and local tax revenues. The four locations join the network of more than 650 travel centers and travel plazas in the Pilot Flying J family, which serves more than 1.3 million customers every day across the United States and Canada.
Pilot Flying J on August 1 also celebrated the opening of its 100th Cinnabon location, located at the Pilot Travel Center in Mebane, North Carolina. Cinnabon and Pilot Flying J representatives gathered with Mebane Mayor Glendel Stephenson and other elected officials, store team members and community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees enjoyed a free warm Cinnabon classic roll and a free Pilot Flying J premium coffee.
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, Tennessee, 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 4,500 diesel lanes, with more than 4,300 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 www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.