|Industry||Retail (truck stops) (convenience stores)|
Number of locations
|Revenue||$1.0 billion (2012)|
Number of employees
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.
In 2008 Pilot Flying J announced it was partnering with Road Ranger and would market the diesel fuel at Road Ranger truck stop locations; all non-Texas locations are now part of this partnership.
On March 19, 2015, Road Ranger completed the sale of 42 convenience store locations in Iowa, Illinois and Kentucky to GPM Investments, leaving its focus on travel centers, usually in partnership with Pilot.
Top Tier Gasoline
Road Ranger operates 36 travel center and convenience store locations in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin. Many of these have associated Subway Restaurants and other food franchises. With the exception of those in Texas, all are now affiliated to Pilot truck stops.
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.
Dixie Truck Stop
- Road Ranger and Kiswaukee College
- GPM Begins Running 42 Road Ranger C-Stores
- List of locations sold to GPM Investments
- Top Tier Retailers
- Road Ranger Honored
- Road Ranger buys the Dixie