Pilot Flying J opening new locations in Florida, Texas, Arizona


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J will open three Pilot Flying J locations in Florida, Texas and Arizona by the end of August.

The locations feature amenities for area residents and the traveling public, while adding 142 truck parking spaces, approximately 115 local jobs and other economic benefits to the communities.

“We’re thrilled to serve the communities of Bartow, Florida, Odessa, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona, with the expansion of our network this month to deliver convenience, quality, great service and added value to local residents and professional drivers traveling the nation’s highways,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “Our goal at Pilot Flying J is to connect people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. The addition to our footprint of three new locations will bring the best service and amenities available on the road to travelers passing through these areas.”

The Pilot Flying J locations offer many amenities:

Pilot Travel Center #1128, 7990 State Road 60 E, Bartow, Florida — PJ Fresh, Arby’s, 38 truck parking spots, six diesel lanes, two RV lanes and 10 gas fueling positions, three showers, public laundry, CAT scale, Western Union and a drivers’ lounge.

Pilot Travel Center #1161, 3145 Meteor Crater Road, Odessa, Texas — PJ Fresh, Dunkin Donuts Express, 93 truck parking spots, eight diesel lanes, two RV lanes and 12 gas fueling positions,

Pilot Express #1178, 9255 South Rita Road, Tucson, Arizona — Subway, nine truck parking spots, four diesel lanes and 12 gas fueling positions, 10 Tesla charging stations, public laundry, CAT scale, Western Union and drivers’ lounge.

The new facilities will bring Pilot Flying J’s network of stores in Florida to 30 locations, Texas to 78 locations and Arizona to 16 locations.

Cumulatively, the new locations are expected to contribute $11.8 million annually in state and local tax revenues and will grow Pilot Flying J’s footprint to 795 locations, including dealers, card locks, Pilot Express and travel centers.

Parent said guests can make the most out of their experience at Pilot and Flying J locations by saving time and money with the myPilot app.

“Using the myOffers feature in the app, guests can save in-store with valuable weekly deals on food and beverages,” he said. “MyPilot app users also have access to trip planners and features for professional drivers including mobile fueling, parking and shower reservations.”

The combined network of more than 750 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers across North America serves more than 1.6 million customers daily.

For more information on Pilot Flying J, visit www.pilotflyingj.com.

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