Estero, FL (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Urgent Care Travel (UCT) opened its first urgent care location on May 1 at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike in Knoxville, Tenn. The opening of the Knoxville location marks the launch of the company’s plans with Pilot Flying J to open as many as 100 urgent care sites at select travel center and travel plaza locations nationwide.
The next site will open in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 5, 2013. UCT expects to open at least five more locations in 2013 with steady openings to follow, leading to the complete rollout of the first 100 sites by the end of 2016.
UCT is jointly owned by Urgent Care America and J & S Capital. Urgent Care America is a leading urgent care management services provider with a wide variety of supporting services specializing in urgent care.
“The Knoxville site serves not only professional drivers but travelers, local businesses and nearby residents of the site,” said Urgent Care Travel CEO, Tony Barber. “In the opening days, we have seen patients from all of these venues who are all very excited to have these services available in such a convenient manner.”
Bob Perry, founder of Rolling Strong, will function as the Chief Development Officer for UCT. “I’m pleased to be part of this great initiative and taking further steps to bring quality health and medical care to professional drivers where they work and live – on the road.”
“Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers,” said Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J. “We understand the challenge professional drivers face in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road, and we champion better health and wellness for both our employees and professional drivers through a variety of programs. This partnership with Urgent Care Travel allows us to provide on-site urgent care as an additional service aimed at making life better for drivers. Providing drivers with healthy options and access to medical care isn’t just good business, it’s the right thing to do.”
(For more information about this project, contact the offices of Urgent Care Travel at 239-415-3222 or email: info(at)urgentcaretravel(dot)com or visit http://www.urgentcaretravel.com.)
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America's drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. It is ranked by Forbes as the 6th largest private company in America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which over 3,000 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Logistics Services is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistics Services employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit http://www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.