Pilot Flying J

Pilot plaza opens in Ontario

A new travel plaza has opened in Lancaster, Ontario, at 20382 Old Highway 2, on exit 814 off Highway 401, the Pilot Flying J franchise says. The 13,000-square-foot travel center features high-speed 10 diesel islands along with diesel exhaust fluid at the pump. Dining options include Denny’s restaurant and a hot food deli. Other services are restrooms, pay phones, an AirVac, fax and copy series, check cashing, an ATM, laundry services, lottery and Lott tickets and general ...

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Country music star to promote Pilot Flying J

Country music star Trace Adkins is promoting Pilot Flying J’s frequent user cards this spring, the travel center franchise announced. “Trace relates to the hardworking, American professional driver,” Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said. “He’s been called the hardest working man in country music.” In the 15 years since his platinum debut, Adkins has released 10 studio albums, three greatest-hits packages and 30 chart singles. He received four Grammy nominations and five American Country Music and ...

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Pilot to remodel Minnesota stop

An Inver Grove Heights, Minn.-based truck stop will soon be remodeled, Pilot Flying J said of its recent truck stop purchase. Located at 11650 Courthouse Blvd., the travel center will remain open during the remodeling, which is expected to be finished in May. The 7,500-square-foot stop will feature four fuel islands and five diesel islands along with diesel exhaust fluid at the pump. A CAT scale, 43 parking spaces for truckers and five showers will be ...

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Pilot purchases 7 Bosselman stops

Newly renamed Pilot Travel Centers, seven Bosselman stops in the Midwest were purchased by Pilot Flying J, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based travel center franchise announced. All open for business, the centers are in Altoona, Iowa; Colby and Salina, Kan.; Big Springs, Elm Creek and Wood River, Neb.; and  Rapid City, S.D. In addition, Bosselman’s Boss Truck Shops repair facilities will be expanded to 20 additional Pilot Flying J locations. More details  are available at Pilot Flying J and ...

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Android trucking app launches

The Android version of Pilot Flying J’s MyPilot app is now available for smartphones and tablets, the travel center company said. Features include one-touch calling, a search function to find locations with specified amenities and services such as diesel exhaust fluid availability, and fuel price checks and comparisons. The app provides location and trip features for all of the more than 550 travel centers and travel plazas owned by the franchise. For details, visit Pilot Flying J.      

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Pilot Flying J stop set for Dec. 5 opening in Gilman, Ill.

A travel plaza will open Monday, Dec. 5, on Interstate 57, exit 283, in Gilman, Ill., Pilot Flying J announced. The stop features six fuel islands, eight diesel islands, a Denny's restaurant, an ATM, Western Union service and other amenities. Drivers will have access to diesel exhaust fluid and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, seven showers and 74 truck parking spaces.The Gilman stop also features Transflo, DAT Load Board and Trip Pak services.

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Roadside Attractions

Red Giant makes big boast, a truck driver musician plus Gauges, Truck Gallery, Channel 19 and more industry news items.

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About truckin’ time: Tony Justice record in stores Dec. 6

"It’s about truckin’ time," says Tony Justice, East Tennessee-based B&B Transport driver and the songwriter behind the upcoming "On the Road" album (I wrote about it last month here). It's due out in all Pilot Flying J stores Dec. 6. It's a trucking album by a trucker and for truckers, Justice notes, and stay tuned on a feature in the January edition of Truckers News I've penned about the accomplishment (it's a rockin'-country record you're sure ...

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Idleair opens at Pilot Flying J stops in Georgia, Tennessee

Electric shore power provided by Idleair is newly available at travel centers in Dalton, Ga., off I-75 at exit 326, and in White Pine, Tenn., off I-81 at exit 4, Pilot Flying J travel centers announced. Limited free service for the shore power is being offered through Nov. 30 and, following that, a discount of $1.25 per hour will be available through Dec. 31. The White Pine site features a solar panel array that generates 50 percent ...

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Pilot buys Grand Forks, N.D. stop

The recently purchased truck stop at 4401 S. 32nd Ave., in Grand Forks., N.D. will be remodeled by mid-January, Pilot Flying J says of its acquisition. The travel center will feature four fuel islands and eight diesel islands. Drivers will also have access to diesel exhaust fluid and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, 10 automated showers and 141 parking spaces for trucks.

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