Pilot Flying J

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Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America with more than 650 locations throughout the United States and Canada and employee more than 24,000 team members. Pilot Flying J services over a million customers every day. 

As the No. 1 seller of over-the-road diesel fuel in the nation, Pilot Flying J is ranked No. 7 among America’s Largest Private Companies by Forbes, and in addition, was ranked #37 on the Transport Topics’ Top 100 Private Carriers list in 2013.

Pilot Flying J is not merely a travel center or a convenience store, but it’s a large retail and food operation, and matches big-box stores in retail revenue and food service sales. Pilot Flying J was ranked #13 by Restaurant Finance Monitor’s “Monitor 200 Report,” and named in the “50 Most Influential Franchisees in the World” by Nation’s Restaurant News.

TypePrivate
Founded1958
HQKnoxville, US
Websitepilotflyingj.com
Employee Ratings2.9

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2019)28,000(+17%)
Job Openings5,561
Revenue (Y, 2018)$21.2 B(-7%)

Key People/Management at Pilot Flying J

James A. Haslam

James A. Haslam

Founder and Chairman
Jimmy Haslam

Jimmy Haslam

CEO
Ken Parent

Ken Parent

President
Kristin Seabrook

Kristin Seabrook

Chief Legal Counsel
Mike Rodgers

Mike Rodgers

Chief Strategy and Information Officer
Whitney Haslam Johnson

Whitney Haslam Johnson

Chief Experience Officer
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Pilot Flying J Office Locations

Pilot Flying J has an office in Knoxville
Knoxville, US (HQ)
5508 Lonas Dr
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Pilot Flying J Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1958
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Pilot Flying J Revenue

Pilot Flying J's revenue was reported to be $21.20 b in Y, 2018
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Revenue (Y, 2018)

21.2b
USDFY, 2015Y, 2018

Revenue

22.9b21.2b
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Pilot Flying J Online and Social Media Presence

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Pilot Flying J News and Updates

Pilot Flying J Announces $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of 2019 Road Warrior Contest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Flying J announced the winners of its sixth annual Road Warrior contest on September 9, hosting a surprise celebration for the $10,000 grand prize winner as part of the company's kick off to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week....

Pilot Flying J Invites Guests to 'Relish' National Hot Dog Day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Relish today and "ketchup" tomorrow by taking a break to savor a free hot dog from Pilot Flying J in celebration of National Hot Dog Day on July 17. Guests who download or open the Pilot Flying J app on July 17, will find an exclusive offer...

Pilot Flying J to Open 6 Locations in West Texas to Serve Oil Communities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Flying J continues to grow its presence in the Permian Basin, announcing the opening of six new travel centers in West Texas this year. The new travel centers will provide more than 250 truck parking spaces to meet the needs of...

Lincoln International advises RBJ & Associates in its sale to Pilot Flying J

CHICAGO, June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln is pleased to announce that RBJ & Associates has been sold to Pilot Flying J. Headquartered in Midland, Texas, RBJ & Associates (RBJ) is one of the largest independent providers of water infrastructure and disposal services for energy...

Pilot Flying J Declares First-Ever National Road Trip Day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day – a time to honor our fallen veterans – is also considered the unofficial kickoff of the summer travel season, with more than 36.6 million* Americans on the road last year over the long weekend visiting friends and family while...

Pilot Flying J Hosts First National Hiring Day to Add 5,000 Team Members

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center network in North America, announced its first-ever National Hiring Day on May 2 – the largest in-person and virtual hiring event in the company's history. Gearing up for the influx of travelers this ...
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Pilot Flying J Blogs

Our 2019 Road Warrior Winner

It is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick it off than recognizing this year’s ultimate Road Warrior. We tallied the more than 13,000 votes that our three finalists received and are excited to announce the grand prize winner of the 2019 Road Warrior c…

Driver Appreciation: Thank a Pro Driver

Imagine a world without professional drivers. We did, and realized how quickly our lives would change. Take a look:   In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week – Sept. 8-14 – we are launching the ‘Thank a Driver’ initiative to recognize the more than 3.5 million hardworking professional dr…

A Birthday to Remember

Brandon has a love for semi-trucks and is the “world’s biggest trucking fan,” according to his dad, Patrick. Six years ago, Brandon stopped for the first time at one of our travel centers while on a trip with his family. He was so excited to see all of the trucks and especially to meet the...

‘Fall’ in Love with Pumpkin and Pilot Coffee

We are spilling the beans with our new fall coffee flavors. At Pilot Flying J, we have everything you need to make the perfect cup. Craving something pumpkin? You’re in luck! Beginning September 1, we are debuting our new Pumpkin Maple Cappuccino at more than 550 locations. For all of the fall flavo…

Create, Collaborate and Inspire at Innovate.19

Inspired to find innovative, technology-driven solutions to opportunities within our business, we challenged our technology team to a hack-a-thon competition. The “Shark Tank” themed event, Innovate.19, was a 48-hour countdown to find the best technological solutions and create working demonstration…

Road Warrior 2019: Top 3 Finalists

We’re excited to recognize professional drivers for their hard work and dedication on the road. We need your help! We are asking our Pilot Flying J social media community to help us choose the Road Warrior winner from our top 3 selected finalists. Vote now at RoadWarrior.PilotFlyingJ.com through 8/1…
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Pilot Flying J Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Pilot Flying J founded?

    Pilot Flying J was founded in 1958.

  • Who are Pilot Flying J key executives?

    Pilot Flying J's key executives are James A. Haslam, Jimmy Haslam and Ken Parent.

  • How many employees does Pilot Flying J have?

    Pilot Flying J has 28,000 employees.

  • What is Pilot Flying J revenue?

    Latest Pilot Flying J annual revenue is $21.2 b.

  • What is Pilot Flying J revenue per employee?

    Latest Pilot Flying J revenue per employee is $757.1 k.

  • Who are Pilot Flying J competitors?

    Competitors of Pilot Flying J include Wegmans, Carrefour and Alimentation Couche-Tard.

  • Where is Pilot Flying J headquarters?

    Pilot Flying J headquarters is located at 5508 Lonas Dr, Knoxville.

  • Where are Pilot Flying J offices?

    Pilot Flying J has an office in Knoxville.

  • How many offices does Pilot Flying J have?

    Pilot Flying J has 1 office.