Feb 17, 2012

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Country Music Star Trace Adkins To Serve As Spokesperson For Pilot Flying J, The Driver-Driven Company

Trace Adkins

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!”

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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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