KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- July was a busy month for Pilot Flying J as the truck stop operator opened four new locations spread throughout the West.
The new locations offer gas and diesel fuel; 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 travelers.
"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. These needs play a large role in the business decisions of the company."
The new stores are:
- Pilot Travel Center in Grand Junction, Colo., located off Interstate 70 at exit 26. It features 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, Okla., located off Interstate 35 at exit 214. It features Taco Bell; PJ Fresh; eight diesel fuel lanes; seven showers; and 76 parking spaces for trucks.
- Pilot Travel Center in Tilden, Texas, located at 3096 State Highway 16. It features Subway; Cinnabon; PJ Fresh; six diesel fuel lanes; three showers; and 40 parking spaces for trucks.
- Flying J Travel Plaza in Fernley, Nev., located off Interstate 80 at exit 48. It features Denny's; Cinnabon; eight diesel fuel lanes and two RV lanes; and seven showers.
"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."
The four new sites have generated a total of more than 230 jobs in the local communities and will contribute an estimated total of more than $7.8 million in state and local tax revenues.
Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J operates a network of more than 650 travel centers and travel plazas in the United States and Canada.