Pilot Flying J Opens Two New Travel Centers

Published in CSP Daily News

Charleston, Mo., and Percival, Iowa, sites are chain's 648th, 649th locations, respectively

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pilot Flying J recently opened two new travel plazas--a Pilot Travel Center in Percival, Iowa, and a Flying J Travel Plaza in Charleston, Mo.

The Missouri location features full amenities for area residents and the motoring public while adding 96 local jobs and other economic benefits to the community.

Located off Interstate 57 at exit 12 at 2460 East U.S. Highway 60, the travel plaza offers Charleston residents many amenities, including nine diesel lanes and eight gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling; a Huddle House and Cinnabon; expanded food offerings to include pizza, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs; premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and general merchandise for quick shopping needs.

"We hope that Charleston area residents will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Flying J Travel Plaza," said Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J. "We're proud that our new travel plaza will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy. And, we'll fill the needs of professional drivers carrying goods to communities across North America."

The new facility is Pilot Flying J's 20th in Missouri and the 648th overall in North America. It is expected to contribute more than $2.8 million annually in state and local tax revenue.

"We invite Charleston residents to visit our new location. Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve," said Jason Bense, general manager for the Charleston travel plaza.

As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Charleston Flying J Travel Plaza honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts.

The Iowa location features full amenities for area residents and the motoring public. Pilot Flying J acquired and is renovating the travel center, which will add 50 local jobs and other economic benefits to the community.

Located off Interstate 29 at exit 10 at 2495 210th Avenue, the travel center offers Percival residents many amenities, including seven diesel lanes and six gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling; a Subway; expanded food offerings to include pizza, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs; premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and general merchandise for quick shopping needs.

"We hope that Percival area residents will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Pilot Travel Center," said Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J. "We're proud that our new travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy. And, we'll fill the needs of professional drivers carrying goods to communities across North America."

The new facility is Pilot Flying J's 15th in Iowa and the 649th overall in North America. It is expected to contribute more than $3.1 million annually in state and local tax revenue.

"We invite Percival residents to visit our new location. Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve," said Harvey Baeza, general manager for the Percival travel center.

As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Percival Pilot Travel Center honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts.

The combined network of more than 600 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.