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Pilot Travel Center Brings Up To 50 Local Jobs, Fresh Offerings, Merchandise to Jal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (November 14, 2018) – Pilot Flying J announced today that it will open a Pilot Travel Center in Jal, New Mexico in mid-November. The travel center features full amenities for area residents and the traveling public, while adding approximately 50 local jobs and other economic benefits to the community.

“We’re thrilled to serve the Jal 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 Jal residents and those traveling through the Lea 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:
• 12 gasoline fueling positions and six diesel lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling
• PJ Fresh hand-stretched pizza and grab-and-go food offerings prepared on site daily, including salads, sandwiches, burgers, fruit cups and an array of hot and cold snacks
• Pilot’s Best Gourmet Coffees, including bean-to-cup selections and cold brew
• Western Union
• CAT Scale
• Public Laundry
• Everyday products for quick shopping needs

The new facility at 410 E. Kansas Avenue will be Pilot Flying J’s 16th location in New Mexico, including travel centers and cardlocks and it is expected to contribute $1.8 million annually in state and local tax revenues.

This November, Pilot Flying J is celebrating 60 years of serving North America’s drivers. In honor of Pilot Flying J’s history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys into the future, the company is donating $2 million to support non-profit programs across the nation. To learn more about Pilot Flying J’s 60th Anniversary giving, including a full list of recipient organizations, visit

Guests can make the most out of their experience at Pilot and Flying J locations by saving time and money with the Pilot Flying J app. Access exclusive offers with valuable in-store deals on food and beverages and features for professional drivers including mobile fueling, trip planning, parking and shower reservations. For a limited time, myRewards® members will receive an additional point on diesel gallon purchases when using mobile fueling in the app.

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 135 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.

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