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Pilot Flying J Raises Funds For Wreaths Across America

Pilot Flying J is asking professional drivers to join in its “Cup with a Cause” campaign in October-November. With some help from professional drivers across the nation, Pilot Flying J has pledged to raise $100,000 to honor our fallen heroes by supporting Wreaths Across America (WAA). WAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to coordinating wreath-laying

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Love’s Travel Stop Opens in South Hill, Va.

Drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points at the new location. Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15. The store was built from the ground up to provide a new travel stop for professional drivers and motorists. The company invested approximately $7.5

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Pilot Flying J Announces Plans For New Stores

Pilot Flying J is working on opening two new stores in Virginia and Michigan. Pilot Flying J plans to open two new stores in August. New stores include a location in Harrisonburg, Va., which opens on Aug. 13, and a Port Huron, Mich., location, which opens on Aug. 20. The new locations will feature gas

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Pantry, TA Release Financial Results

Both The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America release their third and second quarter financial results, respectively. The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America (TA) report their financial results through the end of June for this year. Pantry Inc. reported its net income was $14.8 million or $0.65 per share. This compares to net income

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Pilot Flying J CEO Buys Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns announce Jimmy Haslam, Pilot Flying J CEO, as the new team owner today to locals. Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam officially bought the Cleveland Browns National Football League (NFL) team for $1 billion in a deal that and will be announced by the team owner at a press conference at 1 p.m.

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TA Acquires Travel Center In N.M.

TA adds business and fuel services for professional drivers and motorists in the southern N.M.-area. TravelCenters of America announced the acquisition and rebranding of the former Savoy Travel Center to the Petro Stopping Centers brand. The new travel center is located in Deming, N.M. The opening of this new location raises the number of full-service

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TA Installs At-The-Pump DEF At 100th Location

TA reaches milestone with installing DEF dispensers at its locations. TravelCenters of America LLC completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. The company plans to have most of its locations fitted with on-island bulk DEF by the end of 2012. The new dispensers

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TA Builds Its StayFit Fitness Program

TravelCenters of America moves forward with its StayFit program by adding a new fitness center at a Dallas-based store. TravelCenters of America opened its 40th StayFit fitness center in a Dallas-based travel plaza.  The company announced all of its StayFit fitness rooms are free to professional drivers who carry the UltraONE Driver Rewards card.  The

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Pilot Flying J To Open Seven New Stores

“Pilot Flying J is always on the lookout for new store locations that will add to our North American network in order to better serve our customers,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J recently announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July. The new stores include:

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TA Offers Free Food For Female Drivers On Mother’s Day

Women holding commercial drivers licenses eat free May 13 at TA and Petro full-service restaurants. TravelCenters of America (TA) is inviting all professional driving women to enjoy a complimentary meal on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, at any participating TA and Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurant across the U.S. TA and Petro will be honoring

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

The new travel plaza marks Pilot Flying J’s 62nd location in Canada. Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar Creek Road off Highway 401

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TA Launches “Name the Burger” Contest

TA and Petro Stopping Centers full-service restaurants, professional drivers are encouraged to submit burger names for the chance to earn 25,000 UltraONE loyalty points. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) invites all professional drivers to enter its online “Name the Burger” contest for a chance to win big. Burger creations have been unveiled by the executive

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Pilot Travel Centers Expands Franchise Agreement With Huddle House

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J is expanding its partnership with Huddle House, an Atlanta-based restaurant chain, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. Huddle House, which has more than 400 locations in 20 states, has signed franchise agreements with Pilot Travel Centers to open five new travel-center eateries in the next eight months. Already a location in

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WilcoHess Implements Workforce Management Solution

Kronos Inc. to help WilcoHess control costs and improve employee satisfaction. WilcoHess, an operator of more than 400 convenience stores, travel plazas, and restaurants in southeastern U.S., recently selected a comprehensive workforce management solution from Kronos Inc., to further enhance customer and employee satisfaction. “Kronos has proven that technology innovation can make business applications easy

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TA Sponsors MATS Health Awareness Walk

At Mid-America Trucking Show walk promotes healthier professional drivers. The entire trucking industry is invited to join TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) and Trucking Solutions Group for the third annual MATS Health Awareness Walk. The walk, sponsored by TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, together with Trucking Solutions Group, is set for Friday,

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NATSO Elects 2012 Chairman

Darrin Flitton elected chairman of NATSO board of directors. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has named Darrin Flitton, fleet and truckstop manager of the Gold Truckstop network for Sinclair Oil, as its 2012 chairman of the board. Flitton, who succeeds Bobby Berkstresser as chairman, has served 24 years in truckstop

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Thorntons Selects GSP

GSP to provide POP services and solutions. GSP, a provider of retail services, has entered into an agreement with Thorntons to provide point of purchase (POP) solutions and management services for all their stores. “We selected GSP because of their years of expertise in delivering the highest quality, lowest cost POP marketing and software management

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Pilot Flying J Opens Nevada, Mo. Travel Center

“The travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J is opening a new Pilot Travel Center in Nevada, Mo., on Dec. 19, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public.

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Thorntons Names Harris Chief Operating Officer

Harris’ leadership of Thorntons’ retail strategy has helped result in the chain’s unprecedented growth, says Thortons CEO. Thorntons Inc. has named Tony Harris chief operating officer (COO) of the Louisville, Ky.-based convenience store chain. Harris will be responsible for operations, marketing, gasoline pricing, brand management, customer experience and retail strategy. A Thorntons Inc. veteran of

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TA Dominates Driver Satisfaction Survey

TravelCenters of America LLC has announced the results of the fifth annual “Voted Best” survey. The survey was conducted during August and September 2011, by Overdrive Magazine.“The 2011 survey results show a clear and growing preference by drivers for what we call the Full-Service Advantage. Our Petro Iron Skillet restaurants and TA Truck Service facilities

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Thorntons To Sell $1 Pink Ribbons In October

All proceeds from ribbon sales to go to the Fight Against Breast Cancer. As part of Thorntons commitment to Breast Cancer Awareness, during the month of October, all Thorntons store locations will sell pink ribbons for $1; with 100% of the proceeds going towards the fight against Breast Cancer. Another way customers can help Thorntons

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Irving and Sobeys Re-Launch Popular Gas Savings Program

Street teams to randomly distribute $18,000 in gift cards as well as other prizes at select locations Sept. 3. Irving Oil and Sobeys are re-launching their popular gas savings program in Atlantic Canada on Sept. 3, by deploying Easy to Save Street Teams at 18 Irving and Sobeys locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland

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El Paso Welcomes Back Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J reopens in El Paso, Texas with many amenities for travelers and truckers in the area. Pilot Flying J recently reopened the newly remodeled Flying J Travel Plaza in El Paso, Texas. Featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public, the travel plaza is located at 1301 North Horizon Blvd. The

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TA Launches UltraChef Million Point Recipe Contest

TravelCenters of America and Petro restaurants plan to feature winning recipes submitted by customers. TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro Stopping Centers have announced the UltraChef One Million Point Recipe Challenge. Professional drivers are encouraged to enter for their chance to earn fortune and fame. Any UltraONE driver rewards program member can submit comfort food

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NATSO Urges Congress to Maintain Commercial Rest Area Ban

“This is a move to expand government, at a cost to businesses, county governments and consumers,” says NATSO CEO. NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings is urging Congress to strongly oppose any effort to amend or repeal the Federal law prohibiting commercial development on the Interstate right-of-way, testifying that such efforts represented government intrusion into

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