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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Both Pilot Flying J and TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, will feature a range of new products, offerings and special experiences to attendees of the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). The event will take place in Louisville on March 31-April 2.
At booth No. 12256, from 10 a.m. to noon, Pilot Flying J will offer free samples of Pilot coffee and a coupon for its new breakfast offerings, which hit stores in April. Pilot Coffee is sourced from top regions around the world and roasted by Pilot Flying J's exclusive head roaster in Portland, Ore., according to the company.
Show attendees will be able to charge their cell phones and other electronics at complimentary Pilot Flying J charging stations throughout the expo floor. At the booth itself, attendees can receive a special offer for four free hours of Pilot Flying J's overhauled Wi-Fi, which will roll out at travel centers in the coming months.
Other initiatives featured by Pilot Flying J include Prime Parking, a new program that lets drivers view available parking spots at more than 300 Pilot and Flying J travel centers on the Prime Parking app and reserve them online, over the phone or in-store; and enhanced small fleet credit offerings, which provide benefits such as cash price, online account management, security prompts/controls and transaction reporting.
Attendees can also visit the Pilot Flying J booth to update their loyalty profile and receive a bonus of 500 loyalty points, which have a retail value of $5.
Outside of MATS, drivers can park trucks/RVs (no hookups) for free at the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium Truck Parking lot and take free shuttles to and from the convention center, food vendors, showers, and portable restrooms, courtesy of TA and Petro Stopping Centers.
Additionally, TA and Petro will serve as sponsor of the shower trailer located in the parking lot. Drivers can schedule a shower at booth #19156 or at the shower tent in the lot. TA and Petro will provide one free souvenir towel with each shower appointment while supplies last. Showers are free for Platinum members of the UltraONE rewards program.
UltraONE members can also swipe their program card to enter TravelCenters' grand prize drawings and become an instant winner. Daily winners can take home a total of $4,000 in TA Truck Service/Petro: Lube MasterCard Incentive Cards (one $1,000, card, two $500 cards, four $250 cards and 10 $100 cards) in addition to hundreds of other prizes.
TravelCenters is hosting the Tech Talk Lounge at booth #19156, where drivers can engage in tech-related presentations and demos, learn about new truck technology, recharge electronic devices or simply relax and re-connect with old and new friends.
Other highlights from TravelCenters at its booth include:
- Free samples of Johnson Corner’s Cinnamon Rolls and World Blends coffee;
- A meet-and-greet session with past and present Citizen Driver honorees on Friday from 4-5 p.m. during the Citizen Driver open house;
- The latest in "Maintenance Matters" from Homer Hogg;
- A "love" performance by Tony Justice on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Tech Talk Lounge; and
- The chance to spin the wheel to win prizes and make donations. All proceeds benefit the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund.
TA and Petro Stopping Centers, along with the Trucking Solutions Group, will co-sponsor the Health Awareness Walk at trucking parking in the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium Truck Parking Stage. Check-in is at 6:30 p.m. Participants will receive a free water bottle and 500 UltraONE points.