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    Pilot Flying J Kicks Off New Year With Android App Launch

    Its MyPilot smartphone application first debuted as an iPhone app in November.

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- To kick off the New Year, Pilot Flying J launched the Android version of its newly popular MyPilot smartphone application (app), designed to assist professional drivers and motorists as they plan trips and stop to refuel and refresh while on the road.

    First launched as an iPhone app in November, MyPilot is now available for Android-powered devices such as smartphones and tablets. It provides location and trip features for each of the 550-plus travel centers and travel plazas across North America in the Pilot Flying J network.

    "Pilot Flying J is the driver-driven company, so we designed the MyPilot app to serve as a one-stop solution for any road trip," stated Ken Parent, senior vice president of operations for Pilot Flying J. "We've gotten terrific feedback on the app's new and improved features since the launch of the iPhone version, and we're pleased to expand its availability to users of Android devices."

    Using the MyPilot app, customers can locate the closest Pilot or Flying J, including a list of available amenities and fuel prices. The app provides a bird's-eye view of all locations in the nearby area and allows users to set the locations in a traditional map, satellite or hybrid view. Professional drivers and motorists can also plan a trip by entering the start and end points, and the app will show all of the Pilot and Flying J locations along the way.

    In addition, customers using the MyPilot app are able to:
    • Use one-touch calling to contact any location from the app listing.
    • Find a location with specific amenities using the simple search function.
    • Check and compare fuel pricing for all grades at every location.
    • Rate their visit and let Pilot Flying J know how well the company served them using a simple five-star rating system.
    • Connect with Pilot Flying J on Facebook, Twitter and the company's website from within the app.
    • Contact the Pilot Flying J Customer Service team to receive assistance.

    Professional drivers can use the app to check individual account information such as loyalty points, number of shower credits and Coffee Club status; search for all locations that have DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) at the pump; and rate their shower experience and provide comments to Pilot Flying J to help the company continue to improve shower facilities.

    "We serve people who are on the go, whether a business traveler, a professional driver, an RVer or a family on vacation," Parent added. "We're thrilled to offer this app to help our customers when and where they need it -- from anywhere on the road, at any time." Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America.

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