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Pilot Flying J CEO Appears Before Reporters

September 30, 2013

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“Embarrassing” and “humbling” is how embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam described the past few months since federal agents served a series of search warrants against the company, as part of an investigation into allegations of cheating trucking companies out of rebates.

Appearing Monday morning before reporters at the company’s Knoxville headquarters, Haslam said he is confident the company will emerge from the investigation “even stronger” and pledged “to make right 100% any errors we discover.”

During the little more than 10-minute appearance, Haslam did not take questions from reporters, but rather used the opportunity to update the public about what has happened at the company since mid-April.

Since the raid, seven people have pled guilty for their involvement in the alleged scandal, with around two-dozen trucking companies filing suit against filing Pilot Flying J. A settlement has been reached between Pilot Flying J and many of the companies, though some say they want no part of it. A fairness hearing over the settlement is set for November.

You can view the entire press conference, via the website of WBIR-TV. 


  1. 1. Kenny Scott [ October 01, 2013 @ 08:27AM ]

    Why would Jimmy be embarrass he has created a company which makes life hard on the owner operator and company drivers. Pilots are not a truck friendly stop , they are hard to get in and out of and dangerous to be in. just simply a pain in the ass I hate them ,they have also knock many good truck stops out of business which cared about drivers unlike Jummy.

  2. 2. John [ October 01, 2013 @ 08:32PM ]

    Drivers need to wake up. There's no such thing as a truckstop anymore. Unless you count the one on I-80 in IA that has NO gas pumps, ONLY diesel. You might include the new T/A in Nashville, as they claim to only have diesel, except they MAKE TRUCKS LEAVE on days the TN football team has a home game. These new drivers don't have a clue what a truckstop really is. Everything now is a travel plaza, geared more to the traveling public (4 wheelers) than truckers.


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