Shell Canada and Flying J to spend $220 million on travel plazas

| Monday, September 11, 2006

Flying J continues to come out of its shell north of the 49th Parallel.

The company famous for its truck stops is enhancing its partnership with Shell Canada. The partnership will invest $220 million in 15 new travel plazas and the remodeling of existing plazas.

Shell Canada and Flying J announced Thursday that they are combining their road transport businesses in Canada.

The result, according to Shell Canada, is the creation of a “comprehensive network for Canadian road transport customers.”

Some of the benefits, the companies stated in press releases, include enhanced showers, restrooms, food and seating areas, banking services, truck and trailer leasing and sales, insurance, payroll services, freight matching, and the companies’ customer-loyalty programs.

Shell Canada will continue its commercial fleet cards, which Flying J company TCH helped to develop.

Shell Canada and Flying J have previously partnered on new travel plazas in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.