KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center network in North America, announced today that, in partnership with American Express, guests can now pay at the pump in the commercial diesel lanes using their American Express Card at Pilot and Flying J Travel Center locations in the United States. In addition, the myPilot® app virtual wallet will now accept American Express and other major consumer credit cards, offering drivers new payment options for mobile fueling.
"With the driver top of mind, we want to provide our guests with additional payment options," said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. "By accepting American Express Cards at the commercial diesel pumps and in the myPilot app mobile wallet, Card Members can now receive myRewards points at the commercial diesel pump. Previously, American Express Card Members had to authorize payment inside the store for commercial diesel fuel purchases. This change is a great advantage to small business owners and independent over-the-road drivers who are already using American Express."
"We strive to back our Card Members and merchants with strong value and seamless experiences," said Gunther Bright, executive vice president of American Express. "This partnership with Pilot Flying J gives our Card Members who purchase diesel on the road a more convenient way to pay."
Professional drivers can securely authorize fuel purchases with American Express and other major consumer credit and fleet payment cards in the myPilot mobile app without having to carry or swipe a card at the pump.
For a limited time, myRewards® members will receive an additional point on diesel gallon purchases when using mobile fueling in the app. By downloading the myPilot app through the App Store or Google Play, professional drivers can start using the cardless fueling feature to choose the diesel lane that's likely to open first, securely save payment cards and store payment card prompts for future use.
About Pilot Flying J Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is committed to connecting people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, Roadside assistance available at over 135 locations nationwide and growing as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers, and 34 Boss Shops. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 14 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.
External Communications Supervisor, Pilot Flying J