Pilot and TA Celebrate Truck Drivers

The retailers are offering truckers freebies and discounts during September.

September 01, 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Pilot Company, owner of Pilot Flying J, and TravelCenters of America, which operates TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express, will honor professional truckers during Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13–19, and throughout the month of September.

At Pilot’s truck stops, drivers will receive free drinks every day in September and free showers all month with a 75-plus-gallon fill up. They’ll also earn up to four points per gallon when activating Push4Points, a program that rewards drivers with fuel-purchase points that can be used to save on food and in-store merchandise.

To redeem the offers, professional drivers simply save the offers in the Pilot Flying J app and visit any of the 750 company-operated stores in the U.S., including Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers, Pilot Flying J Truck Care locations and participating One9 Fuel Network locations.

“Professional drivers deserve our gratitude every day,” said Shameek Konar, chief strategy officer of Pilot Company. “The last few months have shown the world how essential these men and women are to our economy and day-to-day life. On behalf of our 28,000 team members, we want to thank all professional drivers for their tireless work to supply goods across North America.”

As a special thanks, Pilot has released a video featuring singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard that recognizes professional drivers for their dedication to keeping North America moving.

At TA, drivers can shower for half price Sept. 14-18 when they book through the TruckSmart app, which will feature other specials during the week. Double Points Day is Wednesday, Sept. 16; all fuel purchases will receive double the loyalty point value.

What’s more, TA is holding a month-long “TA Driver Appreciation” sweepstakes for its UltraONE loyalty program members. By making a fuel or truck service purchase, or by swiping their loyalty card at the kiosk, UltraONE members will be eligible for prizes chosen specifically for professional drivers. These include: 

  • Grand Prize of 1,500,000 UltraONE loyalty points (1 winner)
  • Winner’s choice of an Indian Scout Bobber Motorcycle or Men’s or Ladies Rolex Watch (1 winner)
  • Two airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States, plus a $500 gift card (1 winner)
  • 50,000 UltraONE loyalty points (70 winners)
“We are truly grateful to serve the millions of professional drivers who play such an important role in this nation, and the challenges of 2020 have certainly proven the sacrifice and commitment that professional drivers embody,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of TA. “We are proud and humbled to be part of their everyday lives and will continue working diligently to ensure we’re their home away from home.”