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For more than 50 years the All American Flying J Travel Plaza has been serving truck drivers and locals in Breezewood, Pennsylvania. Recently it has undergone many changes under the direction of new management. “Our primary business is real estate, building and selling, and we were originally contracted to sell it, but we ended up leasing it with the right to purchase,” said Bill Miller, chief operating officer.
Serving more than 12,000 drivers a month, the location’s 30,000 square feet spans three floors. In addition to its 250 parking spots, it has a Perkins, large convenience store, 12 showers and a truck repair facility.
Updates Inside and Out
Since taking over operations at the truckstop, Miller has made a lot of updates. “We have made improvements and done a lot of cleaning up, which are reflected in our numbers. Our diesel sales are up,” he said.
The location added a half-dozen 15- foot tall flags that explain what drivers can get done in the shop. “It drives the message home that there are services inside,” Miller said..