Pilot Flying J and Speedway Enter into Joint Venture

The agreement is designed to improve service for drivers in the Southeast region.

June 24, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Pilot Flying J and Speedway LLC have entered into a joint venture consisting of 120 travel plazas, primarily in the Southeast United States. The new entity, PFJ Southeast LLC, will initially consist of 41 locations contributed by Speedway and 79 locations contributed by Pilot Flying J, all of which will carry either the Pilot or Flying J brand and will be operated by Pilot Flying J.

“This is another exciting chapter in a long-standing relationship between Pilot Flying J and Speedway,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J, in a press release. “We look forward to providing an exceptional offering of products and services to our guests in the Southeast region.”

This venture will better serve guests in the high growth Southeast region by investing in upgrades and renovations of the 41 locations contributed by Speedway. These locations will provide additional parking for guests with a variety of food choices and dining options. All locations will honor the Pilot Flying J MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn points through fuel purchases to redeem for retail and restaurant discounts.

“Speedway’s core dedication to customer service, combined with Pilot Flying J’s expertise as an exceptional travel center operator, will make PFJ Southeast LLC a premier choice for professional drivers throughout the Southeast,” said Tony Kenney, president of Speedway. “We will be able to provide additional amenities to our customers under the Pilot and Flying J brands and better service drivers in this region overall.”