KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J will open four Pilot Travel Centers in Bunkie, Louisiana, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Monument, Colorado and Hempstead, Texas, throughout the month of June. The travel centers feature full amenities for area residents and the traveling public, while adding 205 truck parking spaces, approximately 220 local jobs and other economic benefits to the communities.
“We’re thrilled to serve the communities of Bunkie, Cedar Rapids, Monument and Hempstead with the expansion of our travel center 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 4 new locations will bring the best service and amenities available on the road to travelers passing through these areas.”
The Pilot Travel Centers offer many amenities, including:
- Pilot Travel Center #1105, 7349 LA-29, Bunkie, Louisiana — PJ Fresh, Subway, 52 truck parking spots, eight diesel lanes and eight gas fueling positions, four showers, public laundry, CAT scale and Western Union.
- Pilot Travel Center #1092, 8950 Earhart Lane, Cedar Rapids, Iowa —PJ Fresh, Dunkin Donuts Express, Arby’s, 35 truck parking spots, six diesel lanes and 10 gas fueling positions, three showers, public laundry, CAT scale, Western Union and a driver’s lounge.
- Pilot Travel Center #1110, 15455 Terrazzo Drive, Monument, Colorado — PJ Fresh, Dunkin Donuts Express, Arby’s, 72 truck parking spots, eight diesel lanes and 12 gas fueling positions, five showers, public laundry, CAT scale, Western Union, driver’s lounge.
- Pilot Travel Center #573, 2000 Farm to Market Road 488, Hempstead, Texas — PJ Fresh, Dunkin Donuts Express, Subway, 46 truck parking spots, eight diesel lanes and 16 gas fueling positions, four showers, public laundry, CAT scale and Western Union.
The new facilities will bring Pilot Flying J’s network of stores in Louisiana to 11 locations; Iowa to 18 locations; Colorado to six locations; and Texas to 77 locations.
Cumulatively, the new travel centers are expected to contribute $11.4 million annually in state and local tax revenues and will grow Pilot Flying J’s footprint to 791 locations.
Parent said Pilot Flying J guests could make the most out of their experience 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. 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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