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September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Carrier Claims Pilot Flying J Cost it More Than $70 Million

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A Tennessee-based carrier is the latest to file a lawsuit against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J while other legal wrangling continues.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Crude Hits Highest Price Since May 2011

Photo: By Chad Teer, Coquitlam, Canada, via Wikimedia Commons

Following indications the United States will launch a military strike against Syria, the price of oil has reached a more than two-year high.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Economy

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Increases for Second Week

Credit: DOE

The average cost of diesel in the United States has increased for the second straight week, putting it just below where it was four weeks ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 23, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Group Challenges Insinuations in Pilot Flying J Case

The head of the Arkansas Trucking Association has responded to claims involving litigation against Pilot Flying J, while a judge on Thursday delayed a decision as to whether Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam will be forced to give a deposition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Questions about the role of a key player in the litigation against Pilot Flying J prompted a strong rebuttal from the trucking company group. Lane Kidd, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, said in a statement that he created National Trucking Financial Reclamation Services last April to seek justice for trucking companies that allegedly had been defrauded by Pilot Flying J.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops

August 19, 2013 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Turns Higher Over Weekly Oil Gain

Just as soon at it looked like diesel was starting to trend lower it has done an about face. The average U.S. price has increased 0.4 cents per gallon over the past week, registering $3.90 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

August 19, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Answers Common Questions Over Legal Settlement

Aubrey Harwell, senior partner of the law firm of Neal & Harwell, which represents Pilot Flying J, answers some common questions about the company's settlement with customers.

This week Pilot Flying J published an interview on its website with one of the attorneys representing the company, as the clock counts down toward key court dates in a settlement over allegations it withheld rebates and discounts on fuel.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

August 15, 2013 - Industry News

New Pilot Flying J Lawsuits Continue Despite Settlement

More lawsuits have been filed against Pilot Flying J by fleets who aren't interested in the settlement agreement. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

While truckstop giant Pilot Flying J has reached a tentative settlement over claims it bilked trucking customers out of money due to them in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, it appears to have had little effect in stopping increasing litigation.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

August 12, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Falls for Second Straight Week, Crude Hovering Around $106 Per Barrel

The price for diesel has fallen for the second straight week, putting it a little above where it was four weeks ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 12, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Faces More Litigation, Responds to Reports of Financial Health

Not every fleet that feels it has been cheated by Pilot Flying J is signing on to a recent settlement. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

Despite having reached a settlement with some trucking customers, Pilot Flying J faces new litigation over claims it cheated some operations – and there is another move to depose CEO Jimmy Haslam.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Request Denied to Consolidate Remaining Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A request to consolidate remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J over claims of fraud has been denied, with judges saying it could interfere with a settlement recently reached between the truckstop chain and some of the companies suing it over underpaid fuel rebates.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline and Oil Prices Expected to Move Lower

Credit: DOE/EIA.

Diesel prices this year are expected to average slightly less than they were last year and continue moving lower next year, according to a new forecast.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil, DOE

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Retreat From Four Straight Weekly Hikes

The price of diesel continues to seesaw, falling just slightly this week following a just over one-penny hike last week.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

July 23, 2013 - Industry News

Major Court Decision Against Three 'Hot Fuel' Claims

Late last week a federal judge in California ruled to dismiss three cases against Chevron filed by plaintiffs who claimed the oil and fuel giant failed to disclose the effect warmer temperatures have when it comes to dispensing fuel at the pumps causing customers to overpay.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Rises For Third Straight Week as Oil Eases From Recent High

Credit: DOE/EIA.

Prices for diesel and gasoline moved higher again over the past week as the cost of oil eased back Monday following its highest closing price on Friday since March 2012.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Fuel and Oil, Gasoline Prices

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Class Action Settlement Reached Over Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

Pilot Flying J will pay back money owed to trucking customers for fuel rebates, plus 6% interest.

[UPDATED] -- Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has reached a multi-million dollar settlement agreement with some of the trucking companies that filed suit against it alleging the company cheated them out of fuel rebates.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel and Oil Prices Hitting Summer Highs

Worries about tensions in Egypt helped drive oil prices higher amid concerns there could be disruptions in oil transported via the Suez Canal. (Photo by Panoramio via Wikimedia Commons)

The prices for diesel and oil are all surging. A new report released Monday by the U.S. Energy Department shows the average cost of diesel has risen 3.9 cents over the past week to $3.867 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Grand Jury Reportedly Looking Into Pilot Flying J

Problems for truckstop operator Pilot Flying J and CEO Jimmy Haslam show no signs of letting up, as an Ohio TV station reports that a federal grand jury is looking into possible indictments.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Posts First Weekly Gain Since May as Oil is Over $100 Per Barrel

The national average price of diesel has posted its first increase for the first time in several weeks, following a big spike in the price of oil. This is the first increase since the week of May 20 and puts the price of diesel 14.5 cents a gallon higher than the same week a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Lawsuits Widen Against Pilot Flying J Amid Other New Concerns

Three more lawsuits have been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J over claims it shortchanged customers out of money they were due in the form of rebates from fuel purchases.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Retreat While Oil Moves Higher

Prices for oil and gasoline turned lower over the past week, with diesel on its sixth week of falling prices in a row. Crude oil, however, is approaching the $100 per barrel level again.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Taxes Heading Higher in Several States July 1

Diesel and gasoline taxes will change in 10 states on July 1, with most of them heading higher, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Gasoline Prices, Diesel Prices

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Price Since July, Crude Hits Highest Level Since September

Diesel has declined 0.8 cents per gallon over the past week for a U.S. average of $3.841 per gallon, it’s lowest since last July. This marks the fourth straight decline, placing it just over a nickel lower than where it was the last time it moved higher, while the current price is 11.2 cents per gallon higher than the same time a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall as Gasoline and Oil Move Higher

The price of diesel has fallen for the third week in a row, putting the U.S. average close to where it was just four weeks ago. In contrast, the average U.S. cost for gasoline has increased over the past week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel & Oil Prices Fall, Gasoline Squeaks Slightly Higher

The prices of diesel and oil moved lower over the past week, while gasoline has barely edged higher. New figures released Monday from the U.S. Energy Department show the average cost of diesel has fallen 1.1 cents over the past week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline, Oil Prices Move Lower

The average cost of diesel and gasoline in the United State has retreated slightly after some recent gains, while crude oil futures are down slightly from the week before. The average price of a gallon of diesel has fallen 1 cent to $3.88 per gallon, following two straight weekly increases totaling 4.5 cents.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

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