Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Gilman, Ill., on Dec. 5 featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel center is located at 815 Highway 24 West at Exit 283 off Interstate 57.

The 12,500-square-foot Iroquois County travel center features six fuel islands, eight diesel islands and two RV islands along with a restaurant and a wide variety of convenience items. The facility also features high-speed fuel pumps.

"We hope that Gilman area residents and fleet customers will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Pilot Travel Center," said Jimmy Haslam, president and CEO of Pilot Flying J. "The travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue. And, we'll fill the needs of those carrying goods to communities across the nation."

The Gilman location includes a Denny's restaurant; vending machines; pay phones; an AirVac, fax and copy services; Western Union; an ATM; lottery and Lotto tickets; an arcade; and general merchandise for professional drivers and highway travelers.

In addition to diesel fuel, professional drivers have access to such services as DEF and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, seven automated showers and 74 parking spaces for trucks. The Gilman location also features driver services such as Transflo, a DAT Load Board and Trip Pak, so professional drivers can get in and out of the store quickly and be on their way.