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About Pilot Travel Centers LLC

Pilot Travel Centers (dba Pilot Flying J, or PFJ) steers truckers and other motorists to more than 550 company-owned and -operated truck stops and convenience stores in about 45 states and six Canadian provinces. In addition to selling fuel, the travel plazas house Arby's, Subway, Wendy's, and Taco Bell restaurants. PFJ is expanding through licensing agreements with local travel centers, including Montana's Town Pump. PFJ subsidiary Maxum Petroleum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing more than 1.3 billion gallons of refined products annually. In 2017, PFJ agreed to a multi-year investment by Berkshire Hathaway, starting with a 38% stake in that year and an add-on stake of 41% in 2023, at which time Berkshire will become be the majority owner.


PFJ's network includes more than 65,000 truck parking spaces, 4,400 showers, and more than 4,000 diesel gasoline lanes.

Partners include the Arkansas Trucking Association, Kentucky Motor Transport Association, Ohio Trucking Association, and Texas Motor Transportation Association.


PFJ is a vertically integrated operation, sourcing, transporting, and selling petroleum products at its own travel centers and those operated by others. To the end, the company has been acquiring petroleum products distributors.

Meanwhile, the company has been upgrading its travel centers and acquiring new ones. PFJ has plans to add restaurants to all sites that currently do not have them. Flying J sites will accommodate Denny's, Subway, and Pizza Hut. In addition, it intends to update drivers' lounges, remodel restrooms, and install new gas and diesel pumps at many locations. In fact, as the result of a $165 million investment PFJ now offers diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at 4,000 fuel lanes across the US.

In 2014 the company opened new travel centers in Texas, New Mexico, and Illinois; it opened another in Texas the following year. PFJ is also working with Urgent Care Travel, which plans to open 100 urgent care sites at the firm's travel centers by the end of 2016.

Company Background

Pilot Travel Centers acquired and merged with rival Flying J in 2010 to form Pilot Flying J. Pilot acquired the travel center operations of rival Flying J out of bankruptcy for $1.8 billion. Flying J operated about 270 locations. (Flying J's woes were a result of a sudden drops in oil prices and tight credit markets.) The steep purchase price allowed all Flying J creditors to be paid off, and Pilot provided $100 million in debtor-in-possession financing to fund Flying J's operations.

Pilot Travel Centers LLC

5508 Lonas Dr
Knoxville, TN 37909-3221
Phone: 1 (877) 866-7378

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CEO: James A. Haslam
President: Mark A. Hazelwood
EVP Operations: Ken Parent
Employees (This Location): 120
Employees (All Locations): 28,000

Major Office Locations

Knoxville, TN

Other Locations

Birmingham, AL
Cottondale, AL
Cullman, AL
Decatur, AL
Dothan, AL
Hope Hull, AL
Lincoln, AL
Mc Calla, AL
Satsuma, AL
Theodore, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL
Benton, AR
North Little Rock, AR
Russellville, AR
Springdale, AR
Texarkana, AR
West Memphis, AR
Avondale, AZ
Bellemont, AZ
Ehrenberg, AZ
Eloy, AZ
Kingman, AZ
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Quartzsite, AZ
Rio Rico, AZ
Winslow, AZ
Bakersfield, CA
Barstow, CA
Boron, CA
Castaic, CA
Dunnigan, CA
Lodi, CA
Lost Hills, CA
Madera, CA
North Palm Springs, CA
Oak Hills, CA
Sacramento, CA
Salinas, CA
San Diego, CA
Thousand Palms, CA
Weed, CA
Aurora, CO
Denver, CO
Grand Junction, CO
Milford, CT
Cocoa, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Fort Pierce, FL
Haines City, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Marianna, FL
Midway, FL
Ocala, FL
Punta Gorda, FL
Saint Augustine, FL
San Antonio, FL
Seffner, FL
Wildwood, FL
Albany, GA
Atlanta, GA
Augusta, GA
Braselton, GA
Brunswick, GA
Byron, GA
Carnesville, GA
Cartersville, GA
Commerce, GA
Cordele, GA
Dalton, GA
Dublin, GA
Jackson, GA
Lake Park, GA
Madison, GA
Newnan, GA
Port Wentworth, GA
Resaca, GA
Rising Fawn, GA
Saint Marys, GA
Savannah, GA
Tallapoosa, GA
Temple, GA
Tifton, GA
Union Point, GA
Valdosta, GA
Vienna, GA
Villa Rica, GA
Wildwood, GA
Altoona, IA
Atalissa, IA
Brooklyn, IA
Clear Lake, IA
Council Bluffs, IA
Davenport, IA
Des Moines, IA
Elk Run Heights, IA
Osceola, IA
Percival, IA
Sioux City, IA
Walcott, IA
Blackfoot, ID
Boise, ID
Caldwell, ID
Jerome, ID
Mountain Home, ID
Post Falls, ID
Alsip, IL
Bloomington, IL
Brooklyn, IL
Channahon, IL
Decatur, IL
East Saint Louis, IL
Effingham, IL
Gilman, IL
Granite City, IL
Joliet, IL
La Salle, IL
Marshall, IL
Minooka, IL
Monee, IL
Mount Vernon, IL
Princeton, IL
Springfield, IL
Troy, IL
Woodhull, IL
Brazil, IN
Chesterton, IN
Covington, IN
Crawfordsville, IN
Daleville, IN
East Chicago, IN
Fremont, IN
Gary, IN
Greenfield, IN
Haubstadt, IN
Hebron, IN
Highland, IN
Indianapolis, IN
Lake Station, IN
Leavenworth, IN
Lebanon, IN
Lowell, IN
Memphis, IN
Pendleton, IN
Plymouth, IN
Remington, IN
Shelbyville, IN
South Bend, IN
Spiceland, IN
Terre Haute, IN
Valparaiso, IN
Whiteland, IN
Colby, KS
Dodge City, KS
Emporia, KS
Salina, KS
Catlettsburg, KY
Corbin, KY
Franklin, KY
Georgetown, KY
Glendale, KY
Grayson, KY
Lebanon Junction, KY
Middlesboro, KY
Mount Sterling, KY
Nicholasville, KY
Oak Grove, KY
Paducah, KY
Pendleton, KY
Shepherdsville, KY
Simpsonville, KY
Sonora, KY
Sulphur, KY
Waddy, KY
Walton, KY
Williamsburg, KY
Denham Springs, LA
Greenwood, LA
Hammond, LA
Haughton, LA
La Place, LA
Rayville, LA
West Monroe, LA
Sturbridge, MA
Elkton, MD
Grantsville, MD
Hagerstown, MD
North East, MD
Perryville, MD
Battle Creek, MI
Benton Harbor, MI
Dexter, MI
Grand Ledge, MI
Ionia, MI
Kimball, MI
Monroe, MI
Ottawa Lake, MI
Saginaw, MI
Alexandria, MN
Arlington, MN
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Northfield, MN
Saint Cloud, MN
Boonville, MO
Charleston, MO
Hayti, MO
Higginsville, MO
Joplin, MO
Kansas City, MO
Kearney, MO
Marston, MO
Matthews, MO
Nevada, MO
Pacific, MO
Peculiar, MO
Pevely, MO
Saint Robert, MO
Sullivan, MO
Warrenton, MO
Wayland, MO
Flowood, MS
Gulfport, MS
Jackson, MS
Meridian, MS
Moss Point, MS
New Albany, MS
Olive Branch, MS
Pearl, MS
Winona, MS
Billings, MT
Butte, MT
Great Falls, MT
Hardin, MT
Miles City, MT
Charlotte, NC
Dunn, NC
Haw River, NC
Kannapolis, NC
Kenly, NC
Mebane, NC
Monroe, NC
Pleasant Hill, NC
Troutman, NC
Waynesville, NC
Beach, ND
Fargo, ND
Mandan, ND
Minot, ND
Tioga, ND
Williston, ND
Big Springs, NE
Elm Creek, NE
Grand Island, NE
Gretna, NE
North Platte, NE
Wood River, NE
Bloomsbury, NJ
Bordentown, NJ
Carneys Point, NJ
Clinton, NJ
Hampton, NJ
Albuquerque, NM
Clovis, NM
Jamestown, NM
Las Cruces, NM
Lordsburg, NM
Moriarty, NM
Santa Rosa, NM
Tucumcari, NM
Battle Mountain, NV
Carlin, NV
Fernley, NV
North Las Vegas, NV
Wells, NV
Wendover, NV
Winnemucca, NV
Bath, NY
Brookview, NY
Corfu, NY
Liverpool, NY
Newburgh, NY
Austinburg, OH
Austintown, OH
Avon, OH
Beaverdam, OH
Belmont, OH
Burbank, OH
Caldwell, OH
Cambridge, OH
Canton, OH
Chillicothe, OH
Circleville, OH
Columbus, OH
Eaton, OH
Findlay, OH
Franklin, OH
Girard, OH
Hebron, OH
Hubbard, OH
Jeffersonville, OH
London, OH
Marengo, OH
Millersport, OH
Napoleon, OH
North Lima, OH
Perrysburg, OH
Richfield, OH
Steubenville, OH
Sunbury, OH
Toledo, OH
Upper Sandusky, OH
Vandalia, OH
Wilmington, OH
Ardmore, OK
Checotah, OK
Muskogee, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Roland, OK
Sayre, OK
Tulsa, OK
Central Point, OR
Chemult, OR
Keizer, OR
Klamath Falls, OR
Oakland, OR
Ontario, OR
Stanfield, OR
Wasco, OR
Bentleyville, PA
Breezewood, PA
Brookville, PA
Carlisle, PA
Drums, PA
Du Bois, PA
Duncannon, PA
Erie, PA
Lamar, PA
Mill Hall, PA
Myerstown, PA
Pine Grove, PA
Pittston, PA
Portersville, PA
Smithton, PA
Bishopville, SC
Blacksburg, SC
Bowman, SC
Cayce, SC
Clinton, SC
Columbia, SC
Duncan, SC
Florence, SC
Gaffney, SC
Latta, SC
Lugoff, SC
North Charleston, SC
Piedmont, SC
Rock Hill, SC
Summerville, SC
Rapid City, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
Arkadelphia, TN
Artesia, TN
Bensenville, TN
Big Spring, TN
Big Springs, TN
Blacksburg, TN
Buffalo, TN
Cocoa, TN
Cookeville, TN
Cornersville, TN
Crossville, TN
Dandridge, TN
Dickson, TN
Dixon, TN
Eagle Pass, TN
East Saint Louis, TN
Fairview, TN
Ferndale, TN
George West, TN
Glendive, TN
Gordonsville, TN
Grand Junction, TN
Greeneville, TN
Hardeeville, TN
Haw River, TN
Heiskell, TN
Hurricane Mills, TN
Jackson, TN
Jacksonville, TN
Jean, TN
Kansas City, TN
Kingsland, TN
Kingston, TN
Knoxville, TN
Lake City, TN
Latta, TN
La Vergne, TN
Lebanon, TN
Lenoir City, TN
Lodi, TN
Louisville, TN
Marion, TN
Maryville, TN
Mc Donald, TN
Mc Leansville, TN
Memphis, TN
Monroe, TN
Monteagle, TN
Morristown, TN
Murfreesboro, TN
Nashville, TN
Niota, TN
Pasadena, TN
Pigeon Forge, TN
Pine Grove, TN
Pioneer, TN
Powell, TN
Raphine, TN
Rhome, TN
Rock Hill, TN
Roosevelt, TN
Saint George, TN
Salisbury, TN
Sevierville, TN
Seymour, TN
Skippers, TN
Springfield, TN
Stanton, TN
Stratford, TN
Tilden, TN
Toms Brook, TN
Valdosta, TN
White Pine, TN
Wildwood, TN
Wood River, TN
Wytheville, TN
Amarillo, TX
Anthony, TX
Baytown, TX
Brookshire, TX
Caddo Mills, TX
Cotulla, TX
Dallas, TX
Eagle Pass, TX
Edinburg, TX
El Paso, TX
Fort Stockton, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Huntsville, TX
Junction, TX
Laredo, TX
Lubbock, TX
Midland, TX
New Braunfels, TX
New Caney, TX
Odessa, TX
Orange, TX
Pecos, TX
San Antonio, TX
Sulphur Springs, TX
Tye, TX
Tyler, TX
Van Horn, TX
Von Ormy, TX
Waco, TX
Weatherford, TX
Wichita Falls, TX
Beaver, UT
Brigham City, UT
Nephi, UT
North Salt Lake, UT
Ogden, UT
Richfield, UT
Roosevelt, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Snowville, UT
Springville, UT
Willard, UT
Clear Brook, VA
Danville, VA
Max Meadows, VA
Providence Forge, VA
Ruther Glen, VA
South Boston, VA
South Chesterfield, VA
Staunton, VA
Troutville, VA
Wytheville, VA
Ellensburg, WA
Ferndale, WA
Pasco, WA
Spokane Valley, WA
Tumwater, WA
Beloit, WI
Black River Falls, WI
Franksville, WI
Mauston, WI
Oak Creek, WI
Nitro, WV
Sutton, WV
Casper, WY
Cheyenne, WY
Evanston, WY
Gillette, WY
Laramie, WY
Rawlins, WY
Rock Springs, WY
Saskatoon, Canada