Feb. 3, 2014

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Flying J Travel Plaza Opens in George West, Texas to Serve Professional Drivers

Pilot Flying J today announced the opening of a new Flying J Travel Plaza in George West, Texas, to better serve professional drivers.

“We hope drivers will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new George West Flying J Travel Plaza,” said Pilot Flying J CEO, Jimmy Haslam. “Our team is working hard to make life better for drivers and they take great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve.”

The Flying J Travel Plaza is the 42nd location in Texas and will add 70 new jobs to help boost the local economy.

The George West Travel Plaza offers many amenities, including:

  • Eight diesel lanes and 12 gas lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling
  • Seven showers; 90 truck parking spots and 96 car parking spots
  • CAT scale
  • McDonald’s
  • Hot deli plus pizza, soups and more
  • Premium coffee and cappuccino selections
  • Everyday products for quick shopping needs
  • Two ATMS, public laundry, Western Union, fax and a driver’s lounge

Expanding its network is one more step in Pilot Flying J’s mission to making life better for professional drivers. The company has embarked on an extensive $50 million restroom remodel this year and will complete a $50 million shower remodel. Pilot Flying J offers DEF at the pump in more than 3,900 lanes nationwide. The combined network of more than 650 Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.

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

The George West Travel Plaza is located off Interstate 37 at exit 56. To learn more about Pilot Flying J locations, visit

About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas inNorth 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 4,000 diesel lanes, with more than 4,100 offering DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Pilot Logistics Services is one of the fastest growing independent energy logistics companies in North America. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistic Services employ more than 24,000 people. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit for more information.

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