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Pilot Travel Center Brings Up To 70 Local Jobs, Fresh Offerings, Merchandise to Cedar Rapids

Stephanie Myers, External Communications Supervisor

Pilot Flying J announced today that it will open a Pilot Travel Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in early June. The travel center features full amenities for area residents and the traveling public, while adding approximately 70 local jobs and other economic benefits to the community.

“We’re thrilled to serve the Cedar Rapids community and contribute to the local economy with our new travel center,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “Our goal at Pilot Flying J is to connect people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. Both Cedar Rapids residents and those traveling through the Linn County area will soon be able to enjoy the convenience and amenities of this Pilot Travel Center.”

This Pilot Travel Center offers many amenities, including:

  • 10 gasoline fueling positions and six diesel lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling
  • PJ Fresh, fast casual food offerings, including hand-stretched PJ Fresh Pizza, soup, salads, sandwiches, home-style hot food, and additional freshly prepared cold food offerings
  • Pilot’s Best Gourmet Coffees, including bean-to-cup selections
  • Arby’s
  • Dunkin Donuts Express
  • Western Union
  • Driver’s lounge
  • CAT Scale
  • Public Laundry
  • Everyday products for quick shopping needs

The new facility at 8950 Earhart Lane will bring Pilot Flying J’s network of stores in Iowa to 18 locations, including travel centers and dealers, and it is expected to contribute $2.9 million annually in state and local tax revenues.

Guests can make the most out of their experience at Pilot and Flying J locations by saving time and money with the myPilot® app, including a 3-cent gas or auto diesel discount. Using the myOffers® feature in the app, guests can save in-store with valuable weekly deals on food and beverages. MyPilot app users also have access to trip planners and features for professional drivers including mobile fueling, parking and shower reservations.

The combined network of more than 750 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers across North America serves more than 1.6 million customers daily. For more information on

Pilot Flying J, visit


About Pilot Flying J                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is committed to connecting people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, Roadside assistance available at over 145 locations nationwide and growing as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers, and 34 Boss Shops. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 15 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit for more information.