Wednesday, November 20, will mark our 55th anniversary. Over the past fifty-five years, we have grown to become the largest chain of travel centers in North America, and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. We are saying thank you by offering 55 cent coffee, available only on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Print this coupon or bring it up on your mobile phone to redeem.
It all began with one small gas station and one big dream. Today we have more than 650 locations and 23,000 employees. Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane:
- James Haslam II opened the first Pilot in Gate City, Virginia in 1958
- Jimmy Haslam moved his way into Pilot corporate in 1974
- Pilot bought Lonas Oil Co. in Knoxville, converting almost all the company’s locations to convenience stores in 1977
- Pilot and Marathon enter into an agreement to form Pilot Travel Centers in 2001
- Pilot acquired Williams Travel Centers in 2003
- Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Centers entered an agreement, officially creating Pilot Flying J on July 1, 2010
- Pilot Flying J ranked No. 6 on Forbes’ list of America’s …
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Many veterans find a career in professional driving as a natural step once they retire from the military. Their experience in the service paired with their knowledge, dedication and discipline makes them a top candidate for trucking companies.
We are excited to announce that this Veterans Day we are saying thank you to the men and women who serve our country by offering free showers on November 11, 2013. To receive a free shower, professional drivers must show proof of service to the Pilot Flying J employee prior to ordering their shower. Proof of service includes a valid U.S. Uniform Services Retired identification card, DD214, Veterans Organization card, photograph in uniform, citation or commendation. This offer is only applicable to the professional driver Veteran and cannot be assigned or transferred to another customer. Offer valid only on November 11, 2013.
Veterans Day is a special day dedicated to thanking all U.S. military men and women for their loyalty, bravery and service. We hope all veterans know how deeply we appreciate the sacrifices they have made.
Thank a veteran today!
This past weekend Pilot Flying J sponsored Nascar driver Michael Annett competed in the 1.5 mile Texas Motor Speedway, located in Fort Worth, Texas. Amongst his fast-paced weekend prepping for one of the final races of the season, Michael Annett made a quick pit stop at the Pilot Flying J Travel Center #434 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Check out some of the pictures from our exciting morning with Michael Annett and be sure to watch for Michael (no. 43) this week at the Phoenix International Raceway on ESPN at 3:00 PM.
Professional drivers are the backbone of this country, and we work hard every day to find ways to help make their lives better while they are on the road. One way we are doing this is by adding Urgent Care Travel facilities at our travel centers and travel plazas.
Currently, 65% of professional drivers don’t have a primary care provider. Professional drivers need more accessible medical care, and we’re giving it to them where they spend the most time – on the road. We currently have two locations and hope to see that number grow exponentially over the next few years.
While on the road, drivers don’t have a primary doctor they can turn to when they get sick. That is where Urgent Care Travel steps in and saves professional drivers both time and money. Located at Pilot Flying J sites, drivers can fill-up with fuel, take their scheduled stop and get all of their medical needs taken care of.
We look forward to an exciting future of making healthcare more available to the professional driver community.
We are proud sponsors of Furapalooza, Knoxville’s first pet friendly 5K and one-mile walk. Benefitting H.A.L.T. (Humans and Animals Learning Together) and the U.S. Cellular Soccer Complex, the 5K will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The H.A.L.T program is vital to the community because it provides therapeutic intervention for at-risk adolescents through dog obedience training. We’re excited to see all our friends, families, co-workers and their pets on Saturday to support such a good cause.
There will be five dog-themed awards:
- Halloweenie: Get in the spirit of Halloween with some fabulous decor or a creative costume.
- Smokey: Show some Volunteer spirit with a Vol dog.
- Greyhound: First and fastest dog to cross the finish line in the 5k.
- Clifford: Biggest dog in show.
- Toto: Smallest dog in show.
The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children. Pets have free admission and will receive a Lickety Stick, chew toy, dog treat and bandana for participation. Pilot Food Marts and Pepsico will donate post-race food for everyone to enjoy.
Furapalooza will take place at the U.S. Cellular Sales Soccer Complex, 800 Cornerstone Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37932.To learn more about Furapalooza or to …
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