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December 31, 2013

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 4

As we look back at 2013, here's the final installment of our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.

December 23, 2013

Digiboo and Pilot Flying J Partner to Bring Entertainment to Travelers

Digiboo, a digital retail entertainment download service, announced it is partnering with Pilot Flying J to bring its entertainment service to the southeast region of the United States. Digiboo has installed nine interactive touchscreen kiosks in Pilot Flying J locations along the I-75 from Corbin, Ky. to Cordele, Ga.

December 18, 2013

Pilot Flying J Investor Reportedly Selling Off Shares

One of the world’s largest private investment firms says it plans to sell its $2 billion stake in the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.

November 25, 2013

Judge Approves Pilot Flying J Settlement

With the sign-off of a judge on a settlement, the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J can finally start to close a chapter in a drama that’s been playing out since mid-April.

October 30, 2013

Pilot Flying J Pushing Back Against Allegations, Some Opt-Out of Settlement

After a few weeks of relative quiet, things have started heating back up between Pilot Flying J and trucking companies that are suing the truckstop chain over allegations it cheated trucking companies out of fuel rebates.

October 30, 2013

Pilot Flying J Opens in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Pilot Flying J announced the expansion of its brand, offering Flying J diesel fuel in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

October 17, 2013

Pilot Flying J Expands Network in Kuttawa, Ky.

Pilot Flying J today announced the expansion of its brand, offering Pilot diesel fuel in Kuttawa, Ky.

October 15, 2013

About 50 Pilot Flying J Customers Opt Out of Settlement

Tuesday was the deadline for carriers to opt out of a settlement reached in July between some trucking companies and Pilot Flying J over allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel purchase rebates. About 50 of the truckstops’s 6,000 customers said they want no part of the agreement.

October 9, 2013

Ohio Carrier Latest to Sue Pilot Flying J, More Litigation Expected

The umpteenth lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J in the wake of a federal investigation into the company going public in mid-April following a raid on the company’s headquarters by the FBI.

September 30, 2013

Pilot Flying J CEO Appears Before Reporters

“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.

September 20, 2013

Pilot Flying J CEO Makes First Public Comments in Months on Rebate Allegations

Embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam made a rare public appearance this week, some five months after the company was raided by federal agents, but it’s only one of the latest developments for the truckstop chain that's facing a myriad of legal problems.

September 3, 2013

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

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

September 3, 2013

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

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

August 27, 2013

New Pilot Travel Center Opens in Tucson

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Tucson, Ariz., featuring full amenities for professional drivers.

August 23, 2013

Trucking Group Challenges Insinuations in Pilot Flying J Case

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.

August 19, 2013

Pilot Flying J Opens Two New Stores

Pilot Flying J is opening two new stores to better serve professional drivers: a Pilot Travel Center in Oakwood, Ill., and a Flying J Travel Plaza in Vandalia, Ohio.

August 19, 2013

Pilot Flying J Answers Common Questions Over Legal Settlement

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.

August 15, 2013

New Pilot Flying J Lawsuits Continue Despite Settlement

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.

August 12, 2013

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

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.

August 8, 2013

Request Denied to Consolidate Remaining Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

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.

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