KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Following the completion of a ground-up rebuild, the Pilot Travel Center in Gila Bend, Arizona, is now open. The new, modern facility offers amenities for commercial drivers, the traveling public and area residents. The reopening of the Pilot Travel Center brings about 50 local jobs back to the area, along with other economic benefits, Pilot Co. said in a statement.
As part of the travel center’s grand-reopening celebration, Pilot Co. is donating $2,500 to benefit the Gila Bend Unified School District technology programs.
“We’re thrilled to return to Gila Bend (Arizona) and serve the people living, working and traveling through Maricopa County with a clean and newly rebuilt all-in-one fuel stop,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Co. “On behalf of our team members in Gila Bend, we are honored to celebrate the reopening with a contribution to the local school district. We look forward to providing excellent service and value with the fuel, refreshments and amenities that professional drivers and motorists need while on the road.”
Amenities at the Gila Bend Pilot Travel Center, at 3006 S. Butterfield Trail, include:
- 70 truck parking spots;
- 10 gasoline fueling positions and eight diesel lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling;
- Grab-and-go food offerings including roller grills, nachos and an array of hot and cold packaged sandwiches and snacks;
- Mama Deluca’s;
- Pilot’s Best Gourmet Coffees, including bean-to-cup selections and cold brew;
- Seven showers;
- Driver’s lounge;
- Public laundry; and
- Everyday products for quick shopping needs.
The Gila Bend travel center is Pilot’s 27th location in Arizona, including travel centers, dealers and licensees in the Pilot Flying J travel center network. According to Pilot Co., the facility is expected to contribute $2 million annually in state and local tax revenues.