HESPERIA, Calif. — Six years ago, 24-year-old Brandon visited his first travel center during a family trip.
It was there that he fell in love with all things related to semi-trucks.
Since then, Brandon and his dad, Patrick, make two trips a year – one to the Pilot in Hesperia and one to the Pilot in Barstow – and throughout this time, Brandon has become friends with the store managers and professional drivers at these locations.
When Patrick recently reached out to Pilot Flying J via Facebook thanking the company for bringing so much joy to his son’s life, Pilot Flying J knew it they needed to do something. And when they heard he gave up the chance to visit Disneyland to come to their travel center for his birthday and visit with professional drivers, they knew it had to be big.
So, Pilot Flying J stepped in to throw Brandon a birthday party filled with balloons, cake and Pilot Flying J swag – and he even got to ride along in a truck with one of the company’s drivers.
Here you can read the full story on the birthday surprise.