|Industry||Retail (truck stops) (convenience stores)|
Number of locations
|Daniel Arnold, CEO|
|Revenue||$1.0 billion (2012)|
Number of employees
Founding and early history
The first Road Ranger was opened in 1984 in Rockford, Illinois by Northern Illinois University business graduate Daniel "Dan" Arnold. The first location was purchased with $5,000 of Arnold's savings and a loan taken out by him and his wife, Linda Arnold.
Arnold sold the company to Phillips Petroleum in 1990 to pursue other interests in real estate and banking, but eventually restarted the company in 1997. Since then Road Ranger has rapidly expanded and modernized, now operating over 80 facilities in six mid-western states.
Road Ranger is owned by Daniel Arnold and co-member Sunil Puri, founder of First Rockford Group.
Daniel Arnold remains at Road Ranger acting as founder and CEO.
Top Tier Gasoline
Wild horse preservation
Road Ranger is the founding sponsor of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. Road Ranger donates a portion of the proceeds from fuel sales to the campaign. Road Ranger has been honored and received several community service and greater good awards in recognition of their service to the American wild horse population.
Partnership with Pilot Flying J
In 2008 Pilot Flying J announced it was partnering with Road Ranger and would market the diesel fuel at Road Ranger truck stop locations. Since the partnership began the chains have added seven additional partnered locations together.
Dixie Truck Stop