Proposed “Pilot Travel Center”

I-75, Exit 72 (Hwy 72)

Loudon, TN



Developer/User:        Pilot Travel Centers, LLC

                                    Knoxville, TN


Location:                    Southeast quadrant of I-75, Exit 72 (Hwy 72) in Loudon, TN

Approx. 8 acres

Map 40, Parcels 99, 100, 101, 102


Proposed Development:


            Pilot proposes to develop a “Travel Center” with the primary focus of providing to the motoring public a clean, safe and convenient one-stop location for both food and fuel.  This facility will include a quick service restaurant with a drive-thru window (Subway), Convenience Store (General merchandise, electronics, apparel, deli, grocery, etc.) automobile fueling, commercial truck fueling, and limited professional commercial driver amenities to include truck scale, showers and limited parking.  This facility will be carefully designed to provide both automobile and commercial trucks with a dedicated/separated entrance/exit area that will allow for safe and convenient access.  This facility will be designed to cater to the interstate automobile motorist, RV traveler, buses, local residents and the commercial truck driver, with an estimated two-thirds of its total daily customers coming from the automobile motoring public.  Many of the customers may live within a few miles of the facility: commuters buying a tank of gas and a cup of coffee, families picking up a few necessities on the way home, or students grabbing a midnight snack.


Pilot Travel Center Amenities/Services:

  • Automobile fueling (16 fueling positions)
  • Convenient Store
  • Quick Service restaurant (Subway)
  • Commercial Truck fueling
  • Automobile parking (80-100)
  • Truck parking (50-70)
  • Professional Commercial Driver Shower Facilities
  • ATM, Western Union, Money Orders
  • Large Restroom facilities


Travel Center Projected Daily Traffic Volumes:

Cars:      425-450

Trucks:  300-350


Community Economic Impact:

This proposed development would generate new City property taxes and jobs.  A Pilot Travel Center of this type employs 50-75 individuals.  The estimated annual payroll of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) and an estimated Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) in total annual non-petroleum sales.