Pilot Flying J Named Best Place To Work

PilotFlyingJKnoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Poll recognizes Pilot Flying J.

Pilot Flying J has been voted the ‘Best Place to Work’ in the category of companies with more than 50 employees by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel, the daily newspaper in Knoxville, Tenn., where Pilot Flying J is headquartered.

The designation was announced as part of the results of the News Sentinel’s 2013 Readers’ Choice survey.

“Passionate, hard-working team members are the foundation of any successful organization,” Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said. “We work hard to hire outstanding people, provide them with the training they need to best serve our customers and reward them for a job well done. Without the great team we have at Pilot Flying J, we would not be able to provide the superior level of fast, friendly service that our customers expect and deserve.”

Pilot Flying J, together with its subsidiary Pilot Logistics Services, employs more than 24,000 people nationwide. More than 900 team members work at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn.

“We’re honored that our team members voted us as the best place to work in Knoxville,” Haslam said. “It’s a reflection of their commitment to our company’s values and dedication to making life better for professional drivers.”

Last month, on Nov. 20, Pilot Flying J celebrated its 55th anniversary. James Haslam II, founder of the company, thanked the thousands of team members who have contributed to Pilot Flying J’s success and many of whom have been employed by the company for decades. Bobbie Clemons has worked for Pilot for 26 years and is currently the assistant manager at the Cumberland Avenue Pilot in Knoxville.

“This company is the best place to work,” Clemons said. “We have great coworkers and great customers, and there is a family focus storewide. We also love it when Haslam pops in to visit the store. He is a great man and even better person to work for.”

Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations.





  1. Concerned Citizen says:

    I’m sure it is a great place to work, as long as you don’t mind the occasional FBI raid. Who wouldn’t want to work for a company that ripped off nearly 2500 trucking companies more than $80 million?? Perhaps it is easy to look over the casual disregard for the law, but you cannot ignore the fact that Flying J went bankrupt in 2008?

    Is this a joke?

  2. Jean C Couture says:

    I guess the pay back of fraud is only a joke 85 millions …. 14 millions for the lawyers and 71 millions divided by 5500 trucking co is a real joke that will give 12,000.00 $ to trucking co

  3. PFJ Travel Center employee says:

    Yeah, it may be a great place to work at the corporate office in Knoxville…..try working at one of the PFJ stores. They don’t supply adequate labor so their stores are filthy for customers and employees, and they don’t supply enough cashiers, so the customers are always standing in line. It shows they don’t care about their employees or customers. However, when Jimmy Haslam is “popping in” for a visit, they scramble to get their facilities cleaned up. They care only about $ and not the customers or employees, proven in their fuel rebate scam. It’s too bad they are practically a monopoly or they would be in trouble. Most drivers hate going there but they have to.

  4. Donald Smouse says:

    pilot is a joke especially the morgantown location, there is nothing but corruption there.

    Thjey don’t pay you drive pay like they promise,they promise the world and give you nothing!!!!
    don’t work there please,trust me i worked there for a year and a half its a joke!!!!

  5. Donald Smouse says:

    i was a lead fuel tech there,believe me its a big joke and i hope they get shut down!!!!!

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