Pilot Flying J has opened six new travel centers in West Texas this year.
The new travel centers will provide more than 250 truck parking spaces to meet the needs of industry traffic 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 Pilot Flying J President Ken Parent. “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 celebrated the grand openings of a Flying J Travel Center in Kermit, Texas and two Pilot Travel Centers located in Monahans and Midland, Texas.
The new locations will add around 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 include food and beverage options such as Dunkin’ Express, truck parking spots, diesel lanes and gas fueling positions, showers, laundry, CAT scales and more.
Guests can plan their stops and save money at Pilot and Flying J locations with the Pilot Flying J app, including a 3-cent gas or auto diesel discount and exclusive offers on food and beverages.
In honor of Pilot Flying J’s history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys, the company is donating $15,000 to benefit technology programs at the local school districts in Kermit, Monahans and Midland, Texas.
“Pilot Flying J is honored to be a part of the West Texas community and to contribute to the local school districts,” said Matt Testa, vice president of operations for Pilot Flying J. “We invite residents and those traveling through the West Texas region to visit our new locations. Our friendly team members look forward to serving our guests and providing a clean, all-in-one fuel stop with a variety of food, drinks, supplies and amenities.”
Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, roadside assistance available at over 135 locations nationwide and growing as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers and 34 Boss Shops.
The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump.