Pilot Company Has Completed 80 New Horizons Remodels

The truck stop brand is also celebrating two new store openings.

June 14, 2023

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Pilot Company announced it has completed more than 80 store remodels as part of its $1 billion New Horizons initiative and added two new travel centers in California and Texas. By the end of the year, Pilot Company aims to open more than a dozen new travel centers, add over 20 dealer locations to its network and remodel an additional 30 stores across 28 states.

"We're strategically building out and renovating our network with forward-thinking designs and offerings to bring a consistently best-in-class experience to the road for all drivers," said Allison Cornish, Senior Vice President of Store Modernization and Development. "Every upgrade or new addition is made with our guests and team members in mind."

The planned network expansion, including the two newest Pilot travel centers in Odessa, Texas and Rialto, California, brings much-needed facilities to commercial drivers in these regions, including adding a total of over 600 new commercial truck parking spaces to the industry.

To celebrate its two newest locations, Pilot Company is giving back to the communities it serves with a total of $30,000 in donations to local schools. The retailer also hosted a grand opening event at the Rialto Pilot travel center. The event in Rialto included a ribbon-cutting and check presentation with city and school officials, special guests from the Ontario Reign hockey team and local radio stations, cornhole tournaments, raffle drawings, swag and gas gift-card giveaways. Pilot also hosted a special after-party for professional drivers, including free pizza, massage chairs in the drivers' lounge and premium prizes such as workwear and trucking gear.

"It's a moment of pride for our team members to celebrate their new store or completed remodel with family, friends, communities and guests," said Cornish. "We're excited to welcome everyone from professional drivers to roadtrippers into our stores and to delight them with our friendly service, clean and modern facilities, and vast array of high-quality items to fuel their journeys."

The Pilot travel center in Rialto, California, offers:

  • 14 gasoline fueling positions and eight diesel lanes with biofuel, DEF and high-speed pumps
  • Freshly-made pizza, homestyle meals and grab-and-go food offerings prepared on-site daily, including salads, sandwiches, burgers, fruit cups and an array of hot and cold snacks
  • Pilot's premium coffees, including bean-to-cup selections and cold brew
  • Arby's with drive-thru
  • Cinnabon
  • Wide selection of name-brand products, electronics, gifts and gear
  • 91 truck parking spaces
  • Seven showers
  • Lounge for professional drivers
  • CAT scale
  • Public laundry
  • Full-service and self-checkouts for a quick shopping experience

This summer, Pilot Company is offering 10 cents off every gallon of gas at participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 locations from May 22 to September 5 by texting "SAVE10" to 26494. Professional drivers also have access to summer savings with a new Fuel and Free Snacks Challenge in the myRewards Plus app from June 5 to July 30. After joining the challenge in the myRewards Plus app, professional drivers can earn two free snacks or drinks every week by fueling a minimum of 25 commercial diesel gallons.