Pilot App Update

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by racemaxx24, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Medium Load Member

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    Our friends at PFJ released an update for the app they cram down our throats, and for me broke the only useful feature it had; the ability to reserve and wait for showers in the parking lot. Now as soon as I pull in it tells me I’m in line for the shower with 2 dashes thru where my actual number would be, and won’t do anything. Anyone else having this issue? PFJ customer service is useless

    The free offers deal does work at least, free drink of different types ever day for the month of April if you’re like me and stuck fueling here
     
  2. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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  3. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Medium Load Member

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    I guess I’m having a hard time gauging the sarcasm level here. But for me I loathe being inside the store longer than absolutely necessary, so it’s a really handy feature to be nonoperational lol
     
    gokiddogo Thanks this.
  4. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    Lol... I hear you.

    Long ago I used to fuel at pilot, flying j, etc... it was standard procedure to wait for everything from fuel to a shower to just buying junk food in the store. I run my own show now and don't put up with it anymore. It is rare I go to a major truck stop for more than a parking space and a free shower (friend shares card # doesn't use them anyway)... and I won't even risk going to the long list of places I have classified as Venus truck traps.... total waste of time.

    All the big chains generally have the most expensive fuel anyway. I save about 10k a year I figure by using smaller stops. My card has discounts with independents and chains like sapp and kwik trip. Using these places is also a way more efficient use of my time.
     
  5. Cookiedeluxe

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    Yup, same here. I always end up having to go inside and use a #### kiosk like it’s 1995. At first I thought it was a teething problem and they would most likely fix it, but it’s been two or three updates by now and nothing happened so far.

    Also, when fueling in Canada I sometimes get “you are not authorized to do that” when I select diesel in the app. Never happens in the US, only in Canada.

    I also hate how white and bright everything is now. The old dark design was much easier on the eyes in the darkness.
     
  6. HighwaySuperTramp

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    I lost my #### at pilot over the update. I drive mostly at night and I use the app to help expedite things as I only have a PFJ fuel card for the US atm.

    I hate the new white theme, since driving at night a white screen is blinding, I preferred the dark screen. I called about it and was told, just change the settings on your phone or don't use the app. I told the guy on the phone.

    " I love how large companies especially flying J have then mentality of, take what we give you or piss off, and they think it's okay." He said if I felt that way yada yada yada. He then said it was impossible for me to remove the update.

    I removed the app, found an APK file online of the older app version, downloaded and installed, now I have my black screen back, so pilot can suck it.
     
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