Life on the road can be difficult. For many Americans, leaving their homes and going to an unfamiliar place can be both stressful and uncomfortable. While the destination may be glamourous, the road there is often less predictable.
Hoping to offer a peaceful oasis from such turmoil, Jimmy Haslam opened his first Pilot location in Gate City, Virginia in 1958. Operating under the model to change all of his locations to convenience stores after 1976, he wanted to give....

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