Reefer Companies That Fuel At PIlot/Flying J

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PackRat's Comment
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Thanks everyone, didn't realize companies switch it up so often. The reason I ask is because in my experience with the major truck stops (albeit non-trucking experience) Pilot/Flying J seem to be the nicest.

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They are also some of the nastiest. It all depends on where the stop is located. In my opinion Loves and Petro are the cleanest. Most companies fuel where the best price is and what is on your route. At Roehl we have deals with Pilot/Flying J and TA/Petro and Loves in which we get a discount off the pump price. But we still look for the lowest pump price out of them. Regardless of where you fuel for the most part you pick where you park for the day. Ive fueled at at a Pilot and driven across the street to a Petro to park for the better food options.

The pump price has little to do with what a company spends.

The biggest factor are the taxes, both federal fuel tax and the state tax. Some areas even have a county or city tax added in.

Most of the top 100 major carriers negotiate with the truck stops for a set price they will pay for a month, or a quarter. The negotiations go something like, "XYZ Carrier will agree to purchase XXX gallons of diesel from Love's during the month of XXX for a price of $$$."

The price on the billboard essentially means nothing, so don't go by that display as a company driver.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Oh yeah and I almost forgot! The reason I care is because I would like to get the most points at Pilot/Flying J. Probably should've put that in the original post. Whoops, lol

That is determined by the deal your company has too. For example.. I get 4x the points at FJP, more if I fuel with the app.. And it takes forever for me to get points at TA. It is possible that even if you fuel less at FJP, you could rack points up faster.

"Nicest" is subjective. I think Petro has better services and are cleaner, better showers.... But it depends on the age of the place. The newer Loves have been incredibly clean during covid.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Majority of the time we use Love's I have built me a list of every Love's, across the country, where our cards are always "ON" No need to get em to turn em on lol Other wise IF they happen to work, we are limited to 50 gallons (47.999 gals, actually pumps) TA really dont appeal to me they have like 95% pay to park spots, @ $18 a night Only used 1 in Vegas while at Gardners, to resetmy clocks, no choice ,least it's casino was open hahahah

Jrod's Comment
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Greater Omaha Express.

We are the in-house carriers for Greater Omaha Packing, we haul beef in 53ft reefers exclusively. We have a 90 truck fleet. We only fuel at Pilot/Flying J We do require 2 years of OTR experience.

Here is a link to our website if you want more info - I'm not trying to recruit here, but how could I not answer your question?! lol

Hey everyone, sort of a weird question but can I get some suggestions medium to large reefer companies that fuel primarily at Pilot/Flying J or give their drivers the option of where to fuel? Pilot/Flying J is my preferred truck stop and I was looking at WEL but from what I've gathered they pretty much seem to fuel at TA/Petro, which isn't a deal breaker but I would like to see what else is out there. Thanks!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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I dont think we fuel at any Petro or TA, never seen it as a fuel solution for myself or anyone else I talk to.

Packrats got it right major companies "buy" fuel in bulk months in advance at reduced rates. Whoever gives the best rate is who we buy from. Mainly pilot/flying j and Loves. But mainly pilot, we do get loves occasionally because I think we lose whatever we dont use in that bulk purchase or we dont get refunded the full amount we paid..... not 100% sure on that part though.

Susan D. 's Comment
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My company uses whoever gives us the best discount wherever it is our computer system thinks you'll need fuel lol.. could be a Pilot/Flying J, a Love's, a TA/Petro, a Kwik Star, a Casey's, or literally anything. One time I was sent to another trucking company to use their pumps with my com data card.. that was in Maine. Mostly we use Pilot and Love's.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Honestly it wont help you. Companies change fueking stations all the time in order to negotiate larger discounts. CFI used to use FJ P. And now I think they use loves. Prime fuels everywhere but will send us to where gives us the lowest price at the time.

I gotta say, Rainy / Kearsey .. your misnomers and typos just CRACK ME UP~! ;) Intentional or accidental...tis' the part of you so many people (including me!) adore aboutcha, m'lady~!!

Carry on, y'all. Just saw this and got a heckuva chuckle~!

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JakeBreak's Comment
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Butler transport fuels at pilot/flying j, loves and Sapp bros. I personally like loves the best, despite the age of some of their locations they always have nice showers, flying j and pilot showers can get dated lets say lol. I dont think I've ever had a dirty shower out here but I've definitely had some that looked pretty rough.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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