The Phillips 66 Highway Hostesses

The Phillips 66 Highway Hostesses

By on May 24 2013

Wouldn’t it be nice if every gas station bathroom you went into was clean? The whole industry had a big issue with bathroom cleanliness in the 1930’s. Many brands notably Phillips 66 solved this problem with a revolutionary idea by creating a Highway Hostess program. The Phillips 66 Highway Hostesses were actually a half dozen registered nurses that were recruited in 1939 to inspect and insure that the brands gas stations were hospital clean. Phillips goal was to target female customers who did not favor one brand over the other, but would opt for the cleanest bathroom and lead their husband and family in that direction. Could you imagine registered nurses cleaning a gas station near you in 2013?

The Highway Hostesses were a big hit and also provided support and help to motorists along with advice to the individual gas stations on how to make the facility more appealing to customers. One hostess even saved a child from drowning. Today Phillips 66 lives on with it’s gas stations and high quality aviation lubricants and fuels.

Click Here to read the whole history of the Phillips 66 Highway Hostesses from RVtravel.com


You might also be interested in:


Newsletter | January 2023
by Petroleum Service Company on Jan 12 2023

monthly newsletter
blog post
DISCONTINUED - ExxonMobil Elite 20W-50 Aviation Oil
by Sarah Simonovich on Dec 21 2022

If you own an aircraft, you want to take care of it to the best of your ability. You might even avoi…
aviation oil
At What Temperature Does Diesel Fuel Gel?
by Sarah Simonovich on Dec 15 2022

Do your fuel problems actually stem from diesel gelling or another winter problem? As temperatures…
Diesel