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Pilot Travel CenterKNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot recently announced two new locations: one in Haines City, Fla., and one in Morgantown, W. Va., which will open June 22. These sites represent the newest additions to the Pilot Flying J family of more than 550 travel centers and travel plazas in the United States and Canada.

The new, 12,462-square-foot center in Haines City is on U.S. Highway 27 and features eight fuel islands and seven diesel islands, along with a restaurant and a wide variety of convenience items. The new facility features high-speed fuel pumps that provide faster flow so customers can refuel quickly.

“We hope that Haines City area residents and fleet customers will enjoy the convenient location of our new Pilot Travel Center,” said Jimmy Haslam, president and CEO of Pilot Flying J. “The center will serve this community through products and services, as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue. And we’ll fill the needs of those carrying goods to communities across the nation.”

The Haines City center includes a Denny’s restaurant; restrooms; pay phones; fax and copy services; Western Union; a UPS drop box; an ATM; check-cashing services; lottery and Lotto tickets; an arcade area; general merchandise for professional drivers and highway travelers; an RV dump station; and bulk propane.

In addition to diesel fuel, professional drivers have access to such services as a CAT scale, laundry services, seven automated showers and 76 parking spaces for trucks. The Haines City location also features a driver kiosk, so professional drivers can get in and out of the store quickly and be on their way.

As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Haines City travel center honors the new Frequent Fueler Advantage card and continues to honor points accumulated on the Frequent Fueler, RV Real Value Card and Driver Payback cards. Pilot and Flying J merged last year, and both brands are still available on U.S. highways.

The new travel center in Morgantown, W. Va., is 7,662-square feet and located at 2309 Smithtown Rd., off Interstate 79 at Exit 146. The new location features three fuel islands and seven diesel islands, along with a wide variety of convenience items. This facility also features high-speed fuel pumps.

The Morgantown travel center includes Carvel Ice Cream; Cinnabon; restrooms; pay phones; fax and copy services; Western Union; an ATM; lottery and Lotto tickets; an arcade area; and general merchandise.

Pilot Travel Centers LLC and Flying J Inc. announced today the completion of the merger of the two companies, creating an expanded network of more than 550 interstate travel centers and travel plazas focused on superior customer service and enhanced offerings for professional drivers and traveling motorists.
The new company, to be called Pilot Flying J, now operates in 43 states and six Canadian provinces and employs more than 20,000 people.  It is one of the top 10 privately held companies in the United States.
“We are now one great company, two great brands,” said  Pilot Flying J President and CEO Jimmy Haslam. “Our new organization is a combination of two of the best-known brands in the travel center industry, both with strong family histories and shared values.
“So, whether you are a professional driver, a trucking company, a business traveler, a family on vacation, or a nearby resident, our new company is ready to serve your interstate fueling, dining or other consumer needs. We look forward to a bright future as our customers’ preferred stop for highway hospitality.”
According to Crystal Call Maggelet, chairman of the board of Flying J: “The merger is a historic moment in our industry. It will be exciting to see our more than 550 locations come together, providing a complete North American network of travel centers. Our customers will benefit through new and expanded services. Outstanding customer service will continue to be a top priority at the new company.”
Customers still will see the Pilot and Flying J brands on signage at the interstate facilities.
Other plans call for enhanced restaurant offerings with national brands in all locations. Brand additions to Flying J locations in the new network include Denny’s, Subway and Pizza Hut. In addition, there will be upgrades to drivers’ lounges, new gasoline and diesel pumps, enhanced showers and remodeled restrooms at many locations.
Pilot Flying J is selling 26 locations to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores as required by the Federal Trade Commission as a condition for the merger. For a list of the affected locations and for additional information about the merger visit http://www.pilotflyingj.com.
For more information about Pilot Travel Centers, visit  http://www.pilottravelcenters.com, and for more information about Flying J, visit http://flyingj.com.
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