Pilot Spending $49 Million to Upgrade Showers

July 11, 2012

Drivers using Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas will benefit from a $49 million investment to remodel and upgrade more than 4,400 showers, with 75% of its network of showers to be rebuilt during the next 18 months.


During remodeling, showers will remain open at each location so customers can continue to use the facilities without interruption. As part of the upgrades, Pilot Flying J plans to install specially designed porcelain tile and new mold-resistant grout to improve maintenance and cleanliness.

Other improvements include:
- More hooks to hang and store personal items
- New shower gel
- Better ventilation
- iPod listening stations to allow drivers to play their own music
- Custom-designed benches for seating or to place personal belongings
- Softer, thicker, larger towels;
- Brand-new cloth bathmats
- "Spa-style" shower heads

"We want professional drivers to feel more at home when they visit our locations," says Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J. "We know that drivers just want a clean place to rest, relax, and refresh before they have to get back out on the road. We listened to what features they wanted to see in our showers and are making these changes in order to provide the best shower facilities available to them while on the road."

For more information: www.pilotflyingj.com/