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Feb 17, 2012
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Country Music Star Trace Adkins To Serve As Spokesperson For Pilot Flying J, The Driver-Driven Company
Pilot Flying J has announced that country music star Trace Adkins will serve as a company spokesperson for the spring launch of its loyalty program, representing the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America to its customers everywhere.
“Trace relates to the hardworking, American professional driver,” said Jimmy Haslam, Pilot Flying J CEO. “As the driver-driven company, we strive to serve our customers with passion, convenience, quality products and fast, friendly service. Trace is a natural match; he’s been called the hardest working man in country music, and that aligns well with our work ethic at Pilot Flying J. We’re very proud to have Trace on board to represent Pilot Flying J.”
In the fifteen years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released 10 studio albums, three greatest-hits packages and 30 chart singles. He has received four Grammy nominations and five American Country Music and Country Music Television awards. Trace has made his mark as a TV and film actor, an author and a finalist on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, where he raised three-quarters of a million dollars for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.
Trace is a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and has performed often for military personnel, including seven tours through the Middle East with the USO, which has given him its Merit Award.
His charitable endeavors earned him the 2010 Artist Humanitarian Award from Country Radio Broadcasters. In October 2011, Trace was honored with the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
“As much as I travel, my band, crew and I certainly rely on Pilot Flying J travel centers as we tour the country,” Adkins said. “I think all the professional drivers, business travelers and motorists on our U.S. highways and interstates would say the same. I’m proud to partner with this driver-driven company as they serve and reward the men and women who are responsible for transporting the products and services of America!”
For more information about Pilot Flying J, visit www.pilotflyingj.com.
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 600 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which over 2,200 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Maxum Petroleum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Maxum Petroleum employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.