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JoeH

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Posted: 10/03/21 05:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Look into the EFS fleet fuel card by TSD Logistics. You'll get a lot more than 6 cents per gallon discount at a lot more truck stops.

Rob

Yep- but it's for diesel only... the OP has a gas truck


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If you are not happy with Flying J, I have no idea what you expect to gain from complaining. There are plenty of other truck stops and in fact most gas stations, especially those on major Interstates, which will handle fueling a big rig.

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We just recently returned from two back-to-back (almost) 3000+ mile trips, through a total of 14 states.

Flying J is on a downward spiral. I refuse to patronize them anymore -- period. Pilot seems to be following suit. Too bad.

On these trips, we found Love's to be our stop of choice. They're typically cleaner, easy to maneuver, and for the most part everything seems operational.


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There are 3 types of Flying J/Pilot stations. The ones owned and operated by PFJ, where some former FJ's became Pilots, and some pilots became FJ's, and others that are independently owned franchised stations, often only offering PFJ diesel, with another brand for gas. In our regular travels, I have a few PFJ's on my "OK" list, but lately the "NO" list has gotten longer.


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Loves has been my truck stop of choice for a while.they are clean well lit and easier to maneuver around. They have plenty of diesel lanes so lines are usually pretty short. I know the price is always higher but easy is worth something to me.

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I have probably saved enough to buy a new DP by staying out of truck stops. Few weeks back I went to Bristol, TN on I-81. When I went through Wythville, VA every truck stop sign was $3.40--$3.45 cash on the way down. Coming back 5 days later the price had gone up to $3.45--$3.50. I filled up at a place right off the interstate below Bristol for $2.79 with a credit card. I got 80+ gallons so I saved over $50. Won't catch me in no filthy Flying J. And my DP and trailer are over 70ft long.....They live by fleecing those truck drivers with no mercy.

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This FJ .06 discount card, is it a credit card?


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ferndaleflyer wrote:

I have probably saved enough to buy a new DP by staying out of truck stops. Few weeks back I went to Bristol, TN on I-81. When I went through Wythville, VA every truck stop sign was $3.40--$3.45 cash on the way down. Coming back 5 days later the price had gone up to $3.45--$3.50. I filled up at a place right off the interstate below Bristol for $2.79 with a credit card. I got 80+ gallons so I saved over $50. Won't catch me in no filthy Flying J. And my DP and trailer are over 70ft long.....They live by fleecing those truck drivers with no mercy.


Yea it’s totally convenience not bargain.
But the. Again I’ve never found the allure of truck stops either.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

This FJ .06 discount card, is it a credit card?


Yes. They bill you every month and you pay by ACH draft from your checking account. It works at the pumps in the back so you don't have to go inside.

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JoeH wrote:

Second Chance wrote:

Look into the EFS fleet fuel card by TSD Logistics. You'll get a lot more than 6 cents per gallon discount at a lot more truck stops.

Rob

Yep- but it's for diesel only... the OP has a gas truck


Thanks, Joe - missed that.

Rob

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