Pilot Flying J gearing up to celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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Pilot Flying J will soon add a night mode to its app to make it easier to view at night, or if users just prefer a darker theme.Pilot Flying J will soon add a night mode to its app to make it easier to view at night, or if users just prefer a darker theme.

With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week quickly approaching, Pilot Flying J is gearing up to offer truck drivers offers throughout the month of September to extend the week-long celebration.

NTDAW is set for Sept. 9-15, but drivers using the Pilot Flying J app will begin receiving offers for free drinks, mid-trip inspections and more on Sept. 1.

Steven Root, senior manager of loyalty marketing for PFJ, said at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Friday that each day in September, drivers will receive an offer for a free drink each day. Some days will be coffee, others could be soda or water, but each day drivers can get a free beverage at the truck stops.

There will also be an offer for free mid-trip inspections all month, which could be of use ahead of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week, which will be held Sept. 15-21.

Finally, drivers can also save an offer that will earn them free showers for the month with automatic Shower Power on gallon one of fuel purchases in September.

Root also noted that drivers at GATS can open the Pilot app and enter promo code “GATS500” to unlock 500 myRewards points if they buy diesel before the end of August.

In addition to Truck Driver Appreciation Week offers, Pilot is also working to improve its newly-relaunched app. Ginny Holmes, PFJ manager of digital products, says the company has added the ability for drivers to add their myRewards card to their Apple or Google Wallets on their phones for easier access.

In the near future, the app will offer drivers the ability to select and send multiple receipts at the same time to make it easier for drivers working on expense reports, Holmes adds. The app will also soon add a night mode, which will give it a darker theme at night to cut down on brightness. App users can also choose to enable night mode or daytime mode all the time.

PFJ will also be updating its in-store kiosks toward the end of the year to add more features, including printing reserved parking tags and more.