Pilot Corporation, Propeller Corp., and Flying J Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Pilot Corporation, Propeller Corp., and Flying J Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0910125

Docket Number:

C-4293

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The FTC required Pilot Corporation, owner of the largest travel center network in the United States, to sell 26 locations as part of a settlement that will replace the competition lost because of Pilot’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Flying J Inc.’s travel center network. Pilot has agreed to sell the travel centers, which provide diesel, food, parking, and other amenities for truckers, to Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, the smallest national travel center operator, currently concentrated in the South. According to the FTC’s complaint, the deal would have reduced competition for certain long-haul trucking fleets for which Pilot and Flying J were the first and second best choices for diesel.