Pilot Company Founder Jim Haslam authors memoir on leadership lessons, learning and luck

Pilot Company Founder James “Jim” Haslam II has written “Co-Piloting: Luck, Leadership, and Learning That It’s All About Others,” a book that takes readers inside the journey from owning a single gas station in Gate City, Virginia, to starting one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States. “This book is written to hopefully inspire people to embrace life,” Haslam … Read More

Pilot Company Announces Leadership Changes Beginning January 1, 2021

CEO Jimmy Haslam named chairman; Chief Strategy Officer Shameek Konar named CEO KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) – Pilot Company, the leading supplier of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today that CEO Jimmy Haslam will become chairman of the board on January 1, 2021, and has named Shameek Konar, the company’s chief strategy … Read More

Haslam family gift will support insurance for Chromebooks

A generous gift from the Haslam family will help economically disadvantaged families obtain insurance for new Chromebooks that will be provided to all K-12 students in Knox County Schools. Earlier this year, the Knox County Board of Education and Knox County Commission approved a 1:1 plan that will make a Chromebook computer available to each KCS student in grades K-12, … Read More

Pilot Company kicks off round-up campaign to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Pilot Company, the leading supplier of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today a new in-store round-up campaign to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The campaign, which runs from today through July 27, will aid the organization’s ongoing efforts to serve kids, families and communities in need, especially now as it adapts … Read More

Pilot Company kicks off round-up campaign to support veterans, respond to national coin shortage

In celebration of Independence Day, Pilot Company is raising funds through an in-store round-up campaign for the Call of Duty Endowment, an organization dedicated to helping veterans. Now through July 13, guests visiting Pilot Company stores throughout the U.S., including participating Pilot and Flying J travel centers and One9 Fuel Network stores, can opt to round-up their purchases to the … Read More

Pilot Company donates to support East Tennessee, professional drivers during COVID-19 pandemic

Pilot Company announced today that it is donating $225,000 to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations in response to immediate community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to provide direct support and essential resources to community members, professional drivers and frontline workers most in need of financial relief and necessities such as food and childcare, through the organizations … Read More

Pilot Company keeps stores open, thanks professional drivers and team members

During this difficult time, Pilot Company and its network of more than 780 Pilot and Flying J travel centers are open and ready to serve professional drivers and many others working to support their communities and the country. All of the company’s travel centers across the U.S. and Canada remain open and operational, including fuel islands, showers, laundry, restrooms and … Read More

Pilot Company kicks off ‘Life is Why We Give’ campaign for American Heart Month

Pilot Company, the largest supplier of fuel and the industry-leading network of travel centers in North America, today announced the return of the Life is Why We Give™ campaign this February with a goal to raise $1 million in support of the American Heart Association’s fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke. Throughout the campaign, guests are invited to visit any … Read More

Pilot Flying J reveals new corporate name: Pilot Company

Pilot Flying J announced today the company will transition to a new corporate name as Pilot Company. The introduction of Pilot Company signals a milestone for the business and sets the stage for future growth. Pilot Company will serve as an umbrella that captures the total portfolio of the business as it continues to expand its retail and energy operations. … Read More