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 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 for more information.

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