Pilot Flying J Opens New Travel Center in Canada
LANCASTER, Ont. -- Pilot Flying J recently opened a new Pilot Travel Center here in eastern Canada, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel center is located at 20382 Old Highway 2 at Exit 814 off Highway 401.
The 13,000-square-foot travel center features six fuel islands and 10 diesel islands along with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump. The facility also will feature high-speed fuel pumps that provide faster flow so customers can refuel quickly as well as a restaurant and a wide variety of convenience items.
"We hope that Lancaster area residents and fleet customers will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Pilot Travel Center," said Jimmy Haslam, president and CEO of Pilot Flying J. "As the driver-driven company, we are proud that this travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue. And, we'll fill the needs of those carrying goods to communities across North America."
The Pilot Travel Center in Lancaster is part of the network of more than 550 travel centers and travel plazas in the Pilot Flying J family, which serves more than 1.3 million customers every day across the U.S. and Canada.
The Lancaster location includes a Denny's restaurant; hot food deli; clean restrooms; pay phones; an AirVac; fax and copy services; check cashing; an ATM; lottery and Lotto tickets; laundry services; and general merchandise for professional drivers and highway travelers.
The Pilot will feature food items, such as hot pizza, sandwiches and Oscar Mayer hot dog, according to general manager, Patrick Bassett.
"Our premium hot beverages include gourmet specialty coffees from all over the world as well as Pilot's house coffee which was named the 'Best Coffee on the Interstate' by the readers of Truckers News. We also have a variety of fountain drinks and fresh brewed tea."
In addition to diesel fuel and DEF at the pump, professional drivers will have access to such services as a CAT scale, seven automated showers and 78 parking spaces for trucks. The Lancaster location also features driver services such as Transflo and The Truck Paper magazine.
As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Lancaster Pilot Travel Center honors the Frequent Fueler Advantage card. Pilot and Flying J merged in 2010, and both brands are still available on U.S. and Canadian highways.