Today's Trucking

Pilot Flying J updates parking app

December 14, 2017 by elizabeth

KNOXVILLE, TN – An updated smartphone application by Pilot Flying J will deliver real-time parking availability information to the truck stop’s customers.
The app called myPilot, developed in partnership with Sensys Networks, is being rolled out after 18 months of testing for accuracy and durability, the company says.
Thirty Flying J locations across the I-5 corridor from San Diego to Seattle, and one location in Knoxville – where the company is headquartered – will feature the sensors that collect and distribute the parking information to commercial drivers.


Pilot Flying J ‘harvesting’ extra food for those in need

November 22, 2017 by elizabeth

KNOXVILLE, TN – At the beginning of a season of giving, Pilot Flying J and Food Donation Connection (FDC) have announced a partnership to supply extra food items to local non-profits and food bank agencies to help families facing hunger next year.
The largest operator of travel centers in North America said they will be participating in the Harvest Program, a nation-wide initiative in the United States to combat hunger in areas Pilot Flying J is located by ‘harvesting’ surplus food – such as hot PJ Fresh pizza slices, burgers and premium breakfast sandwiches – and safely prepare and freeze it for donation to local food banks and shelters.


Buffett bets on Flying J, gets majority in 2023

October 3, 2017 by John Smith

OMAHA, NE – Famed investor Warren Buffett is taking a minority stake in Pilot Flying J truck stops through Berkshire Hathaway, although the Haslam family will still hold a majority stake in the chain until 2023.


Four former Pilot employees make deals

July 27, 2017 by elizabeth

KNOXVILLE, TN – Four former employees accused in a multi-million dollar diesel fuel rebate scheme have reached a deal with U.S. federal prosecutors.


Pilot Flying J Opens 62nd Location in Canada

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

AYR, ON. – Truck plaza will stay open as Pilot remodels.


Pilot Flying J to Pay Carriers Millions

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.- Pilot Flying J has been embattled in a lawsuit since mid-April, all of which ended Monday in a settlement of $84.9 million.