FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov 10, 2011
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Contact: Lauren Christ
'Everything's On Go' With New Pilot Flying J iPhone App
Pilot Flying J has launched My Pilot, a new iPhone application designed to assist professional drivers and motorists as they plan trips and stop to refuel and refresh while on the road.
Pilot Travel Centers launched its first iPhone app for users of the popular mobile handset in spring 2010, and Pilot and Flying J merged shortly after in June 2010. Both brands are still available on U.S. highways, and the new iPhone app provides location and trip features for all of the more than 550 travel centers and travel plazas across North America in the Pilot Flying J network.
“We've designed the My Pilot app to serve as a one-stop solution for any road trip,” said Ken Parent, senior vice president of operations for Pilot Flying J. “We believe the new and improved features of the app will provide helpful information, added convenience and peace of mind for our customers – whether you’re a professional driver checking loyalty points or a family looking for a nearby place to refuel with a restaurant that everyone can agree on.”
Using the My Pilot app, customers can locate the closest Pilot or Flying J location and see that location’s current fuel prices. The app provides a bird’s-eye view of all locations in the nearby area as well as allows users to set the locations in a traditional map, satellite or hybrid view. Professional drivers and motorists also can plan a trip by entering the start and end points, and the app will show all of the Pilot and Flying J locations along the way.
Customers using the new My Pilot app also will be able to:
- Use one-touch calling to contact any location from the app listing
- Find a location with specific amenities using the simple search function
- Check and compare fuel pricing for all grades at every location
- Rate your visit and let Pilot Flying J know how well the company served you using a simple five-star rating system
- Connect with Pilot Flying J on Facebook, Twitter and the company website from within the app
- Contact the Pilot Flying J Customer Service team to receive assistance
In addition to these features, professional drivers can use the app to:
- Check individual account information such as Frequent Fueler points, number of shower vouchers and Coffee Club status
- Search for all locations that have DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) at the pump
- Rate your shower experience and provide comments to Pilot Flying J to help the company continue to improve shower facilities
Now through Nov. 30, Pilot Flying J is giving away a $200 gas card each week to one lucky customer who downloads the new app.
“We value our loyal customers, and our top priority always is to serve the customer by providing convenience, excellent service and quality products,” said Lynsay Caylor, social media marketing manager for Pilot Flying J. “The gas card giveaway is just one more way of showing our appreciation to those who download the app and choose Pilot Flying J.”
Caylor said the company plans to launch an Android platform version of the My Pilot app as early as January 2012.
For more information, visit www.pilotflyingj.com/MyPilot.
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is committed to making life better for professional drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 65,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,400 showers and more than 4,000 diesel lanes offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.