Stephanie Myers, External Communications Supervisor
Pilot Flying J continues to grow its presence in Illinois, announcing the opening of a new Pilot Travel Center and Truck Care Service Center in Marshall this September. The travel center features full amenities for area residents, the traveling public and professional drivers, while adding approximately 50 local jobs and other economic benefits to the community. The state-of-the-art Truck Care Service Center includes a 2-bay garage and will add approximately 10 jobs to the area, with up to six positions currently available.
“We’re committed to making a better day for people living, working and traveling through Clark county and across the nation,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “We continue to invest in new stores to bring convenience, quality, great food and amenities to those who are traveling the roadways.”
This Pilot Travel Center offers many amenities, including:
The new facility at 104 West Trefz Drive will be Pilot Flying J’s 28th location in Illinois, including travel centers and dealers, and it is expected to contribute $2.7 million annually in state and local tax revenues. In August, the company also acquired and re-branded a travel center in Vandalia, Illinois, adding a Denny’s restaurant to the Pilot Travel Center located at 10 Interstate Drive.
To meet the needs of industry traffic and provide repair services to professional drivers, the travel center in Marshall will provide more than 64 truck parking spaces and a Truck Care Service Center with roadside assistance. The Truck Care team is seeking ASE certified technicians with diesel mechanic experience and offers career development, competitive weekly pay and great benefits. To learn more and apply, visit jobs.pilotflyingj.com/technician-and-shop-jobs.
In honor of Pilot Flying J's history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys, the company is donating $2,500 to benefit the Marshall Community Unit School District C-2’s technology program.
“Pilot Flying J is honored to be a part of the Marshall community and to contribute to the local school district,” said Randall Fritz, travel center general manager for Pilot Flying J. “Our friendly team members look forward to serving our guests and providing a clean, all-in-one fuel stop with a variety of food, drinks, supplies and amenities.”
Guests can plan their stops and save money at Pilot and Flying J locations with the Pilot Flying J app, including a 3-cent gas or auto diesel discount and exclusive offers on food and beverages.
The combined network of more than 750 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers across North America serves more than 1.6 million customers daily. To find the nearby locations, visit pilotflyingj.com/store-locator/.
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, a nationwide network of 32 Truck Care service centers with roadside assistance, 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. 14 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com/ for more information.