Flying J, Shell Canada announce partnership

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Flying J Inc. and Shell Canada Products are combining their road transport businesses in Canada. The joint venture will include Shell Canada Products’ national cardlock network and Flying J’s Canadian travel plazas. The two companies also plan to invest more than $200 million to build new facilities and remodel existing ones to create a comprehensive network for Canadian customers; this will include building 15 new travel plazas that will sell Shell gasoline.

The new facilities will have showers, restrooms, and food and seating areas, as well as access to services such as banking, truck and trailer leasing and sales, insurance, payroll services, freight matching and document management. The companies recently opened travel plazas in Edmonton, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba, and plans are under way to open other travel plazas in Western Canada later this year.

The agreement also calls for the operational services of Shell Canada’s commercial fleet cards to be handed over to TCH, the Flying J company that handled the development and distribution of the cards. Shell and Flying J will continue to offer their respective loyalty programs to customers.