New locations bring amenities, fresh offerings and more parking to professional drivers.
Pilot Flying J, based in Knoxville, Tenn., recently opened three Pilot Flying J locations in Bartow, Fla.; Odessa, Texas; and Tucson, Ari. The locations feature amenities for area residents and the traveling public, while adding 142 truck parking spaces, approximately 115 local jobs and other economic benefits to the communities.
“We’re thrilled to serve the communities of Bartow, Odessa and Tucson with the expansion of our 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 three new locations will bring the best service and amenities available on the road to travelers passing through these areas.”
The Pilot Flying J locations offer many amenities, including fresh food offerings, RV lanes showers, a driver’s lounge and a Western Union.
The new facilities will bring Pilot Flying J’s network of stores in Florida to 30 locations; Texas to 78 locations; and Arizona to 16 locations. Cumulatively, the new locations are expected to contribute $11.8 million annually in state and local tax revenues and will grow Pilot Flying J’s footprint to 795 locations, including dealers, card locks, Pilot Express and travel centers.