KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J continues to grow its presence in the Permian Basin with the opening of six new travel centers in West Texas this year.
The company is also opening a new Flying J Travel Center in California.
The new travel centers will provide more than 250 truck parking spaces and offer full amenities to the local communities along these routes. Pilot Flying J’s network of stores in Texas will grow to 92 locations, with more than 20 in the Permian Basin.
“We’re committed to making a better day for people living, working and traveling through Texas and across the nation,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “We continue to invest in new stores located strategically across the country to bring convenience, quality, great food and amenities to those who are traveling the roadways. By expanding our network in the Permian Basin, we hope to better serve the exponential growth and rising traffic in the region.”
In June, the company is celebrating the grand openings of a Flying J Travel Center in Kermit, Texas, and two Pilot Travel Centers located in Monahans, Texas, and Midland, Texas. The new locations will add approximately 150 jobs and contribute more than $6.4 million in state and local tax revenue as a result of its increased presence in the state. Later this year, Pilot Flying J will open three more locations in Odessa, Midland and Andrews, Texas.
The new travel centers offer area residents, professional drivers and the traveling public everyday conveniences including fresh food, fuel, and a variety of products for quick shopping needs.
Store amenities for the travel center located at 700 East Highway 302 in Kermit, Texas, include:
PJ Fresh, Dunkin’ Express, 81 truck parking spots, eight diesel lanes and 12 gas fueling positions, eight showers, driver’s lounge, CAT scale and Western Union.
For the travel center located at 11501 State Highway 191 in Midland:
PJ Fresh, Dunkin’ Express, 40 truck parking spots, seven diesel lanes and 16 gas fueling positions, five showers, public laundry, CAT scale and Western Union.
For the travel center located at 4840 East I-20 in Monahans, Texas:
Dunkin’ Express, Mama Deluca’s, Subway, 79 truck parking spots, seven diesel lanes and 10 gas fueling positions, five showers, CAT scale and Western Union.
In honor of Pilot Flying J’s history of giving back, the company is donating $15,000 to benefit technology programs at the local school districts in Kermit, Monahans and Midland, Texas.
The California travel center is located at 979 East Paige Avenue in Tulare, California, and will be Pilot Flying J’s 24th location in California, including travel centers and dealers and it is expected to contribute $6.1 million annually in state and local tax revenues.
It will offer the following amenities:
16 gasoline fueling positions, two RV lanes and nine diesel lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling; PJ Fresh pizza and grab-and-go offerings prepared on site daily, including salads, sandwiches, burgers, fruit cups and an array of hot and cold snacks; Pilot’s Best Gourmet Coffees, including bean-to-cup selections and cold brew; Wendy’s; Cinnabon, Western Union and CAT Scale.
In honor of Pilot Flying J’s history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys into the future, the company is donating $2,500 to benefit the summer meals program at FoodLink Tulare County.
The combined network of more than 750 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers across North America serves more than 1.6 million customers daily.
To find the nearby locations, visit pilotflyingj.com/store-locator/.
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