Pilot Opens New Travel Center in Tenn.

Pilot announced it will open a new travel center in Jackson, Tenn., on May 12. The new, 11,423-square-foot facility features six fuel islands, eight diesel islands, a CAT scale and seven showers.

“We hope that Jackson area residents and fleet customers will welcome having our new travel center just around the corner,” said Jimmy Haslam, president of Pilot Travel Centers. “We expect that this excellent food and fuel stop will enhance our ability to serve our customers.”

The new location includes conveniences such as a Denny’s restaurant; Western Union; an ATM; fax and copier services; video games; lottery and lotto games; an Airvac; laundry services; audio book rentals; an expanded grill area with Oscar Mayer hot dogs; and a deli.

“We believe our familiar Pilot sign will be a welcome sight for interstate travelers and professional drivers. They’ll want to pull off to fill up, refresh and sample some of our featured food items,” said Ed Bayliss, general manager for the Jackson location. “Our drink bar features a variety of flavor splashes, iced coffees, frozen drinks, brewed tea, milkshakes and a wide selection of Pilot’s best-anywhere gourmet coffees.”

The Knoxville, Tenn.-based chain is the largest operator of travel centers in the U.S. with more than 300 locations in 40 states. In 2006, Pilot entered the international market opening a travel center in Tilbury, Ontario, Canada.


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