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March 18, 2013
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New Flying J Travel Plaza Brings 54 Local Jobs, Restaurant, Merchandise to Fort Stockton Residents
Pilot Flying J recently opened a Flying J Travel Plaza in Fort Stockton, Texas, featuring full amenities for area residents and the traveling public while adding 54 local jobs and other economic benefits to the community.
Located off Interstate 10 at exit 259 at 2571 N. Front Street, the travel plaza offers Fort Stockton residents many amenities, including:
- Eight diesel lanes and 12 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling;
- Two fueling lanes and bulk propane for RVs;
- expanded food offerings to include pizza, soup, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs;
- premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and
- everyday products for quick shopping needs.
“We hope that Fort Stockton area residents will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Flying J Travel Plaza,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “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 38th in Texas and the 659th overall in North America. It is expected to contribute more than $3.1 million annually in state and local tax revenue.
“We invite Fort Stockton residents to visit our new location. Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve,” said Roy Mendoza, general manager for the Fort Stockton travel plaza.
As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Fort Stockton Flying J Travel Plaza honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts.
The combined network of over 650 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.
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.