Pilot Company announced today its 2022 strategic growth plan.
The travel center company said in a statement it will expand its network of stores this year with plans to add more than 34 locations, including 14 new travel centers and over 20 dealer sites. In partnership with Southern Tire Mart, the two companies are expecting to add 40 new Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying service centers to Pilot Flying J locations across the country.
In addition to network growth, Pilot said it is stepping up its initiatives to provide travelers and professional truck drivers with upgraded amenities, more offerings, and new services that make the store experience easier, faster, and more rewarding. Key initiatives will include testing new food concepts, facility upgrades, technology enhancements, and introducing new partnerships, such as the recent addition of GNC wellness products to Pilot Flying J stores nationwide.
"We are always looking ahead and listening to our guests and team members to drive future innovation and strategic investments in our business," said Shameek Konar, Pilot Company CEO. "As we move into 2022, we have made several key organizational changes and additions that diversify our leadership team and position our company for sustained growth by delivering on our promise to ensure the experience at Pilot is exceptional."