Pilot Flying J Extends Official Partnership with
NBC’s Most Successful “Biggest Loser” Pete Thomas


Ann Arbor, MI – Pilot Flying J, the largest retail operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, has entered into a second year partnership with Pete Thomas, motivational speaker, author and Season 2 At-Home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Pete Thomas serves as the 2014 Pilot Flying J Health Champion, dedicated to helping employees and drivers improve their health.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Pete Thomas as our Pilot Flying J Health Champion,” said Pilot Flying J Employee Services Manager Dave Parmly. “Over the past year, we have watched both our employees and customers really take to Pete. They look up to him not only as a health advisor, but also as a motivational speaker. Everyone has been inspired by his infectious energy for life and his passion for health.”

As the Pilot Flying J Health Champion, Thomas will represent the company and educate and inspire audiences at a variety of internal and external industry-related conferences and events. In addition, Thomas will appear at the company’s 2014 PJ Fresh Marketplace openings, a concept the company introduced last year touting food options that are fresh, healthy and quick.

Thomas will also continue to customize health and fitness content for customers in a variety of multi-media formats as well as ongoing engagement via social media. As the author of “Pete’s Picks at Pilot Flying J,” Thomas has created placards and video vignettes that show Pilot Flying J customers how to eat healthy at the company’s travel centers and travel plazas nationwide.

“I’m very excited about continuing to assist Pilot Flying J in providing health solutions for customers,” said Thomas. “We’ve made great strides reaching out to professional drivers in 2013, but there is so much more we can do and I am excited to be able to take our health and wellness plan to the next level with Pilot Flying J.”


About Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is committed to making life better for professional drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 65,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,400 showers and 4,000 diesel lanes, with more than 2,200 offering DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 6 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.


About Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas is the Season 2 $100,000 At-home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” As an acclaimed motivational speaker, highly skilled TV personality, teacher, weight-loss coach and corporate spokesman, Thomas helps corporations educate, motivate and engage employees in their wellness programs. Pete Thomas also provides cutting-edge content for health and fitness oriented blogs, books and magazines.

Pete has appeared on ABC’s The View, ABC News 20/20, The 700 Club, and eXtra, as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runner’s World, TV Guide, inTouch Weekly, Real Health and commercials nationwide. Pete travels and spreads his “Winning Principles” to organizations worldwide—both in person and through his website at www.PeteThomas.com.


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