Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a new Pilot Travel Center and Truck Care Service Center in Marshall, Ill.
The travel center features full amenities and adds approximately 50 local jobs and other economic benefits to the community. The travel center will also provide more than 64 truck parking spaces and a Truck Care Service Center with roadside assistance.
The Truck Care Service Center includes a two-bay garage and will add approximately 10 jobs to the area, with up to six positions currently available.
“We’re committed to making a better day for people living, working and traveling through Clark county and across the nation,” said Pilot Flying J President Ken Parent. “We continue to invest in new stores to bring convenience, quality, great food and amenities to those who are traveling the roadways.”
In honor of the grand opening, Pilot Flying J is donating $2,500 to benefit the Marshall Community Unit School District C-2’s technology program.
“Pilot Flying J is honored to be a part of the Marshall community and to contribute to the local school district,” said Randall Fritz, travel center general manager for Pilot Flying J. “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.”
The new facility will be Pilot Flying J’s 28th location in Illinois, including travel centers and dealers, and it is expected to contribute $2.7 million annually in state and local tax revenues.
The Mashall, Ill., Travel Center will include:
- 12 gasoline fueling positions, and eight diesel lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling
- PJ Fresh pizza and grab-and-go offerings prepared on site daily, including salads, sandwiches, burgers, fruit cups and an array of hot and cold snacks
- Pilot’s Best Gourmet Coffees, including bean-to-cup selections and cold brew
- Taco Bell
- Truck Care Service Center
- Five showers
- Driver lounge and five shower rooms
- Public laundry
- Western Union
- CAT scale
- Everyday products for quick shopping needs
Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, a nationwide network of Truck Care service centers with roadside assistance, 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.