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May 30, 2013

RICO Claim and Big Guns Highlight Latest in Pilot Flying J Saga

Litigation against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J continues to mount, while company officials have hired some big guns amid expectations the probe may soon widen. Trucking company Shoreline Transportation, based in Alabama, has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Alabama under the Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act, according to published reports.

May 29, 2013

Two Pilot Flying J Employees Plead Guilty Following Investigation

UPDATED, 5:36 p.m., Eastern--A regional sales director and an account representative for the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J have pleaded guilty to charges in federal court, following a federal investigation into allegations the company cheated customers out of fuel rebates they were due.

May 28, 2013

Federal Prosecutors in Pilot Flying J Probe Get High Marks; Another Lawsuit Filed

Two prosecutors known for having a top-notch track record are leading the federal investigation into claims that truckstop chain Pilot Flying J bilked some trucking customers out of financial rebates from fuel purchases. Meanwhile, another lawsuit has been filed against the company.

May 20, 2013

Owner-Operator Files Lawsuit Against Pilot Flying J

A seventh federal lawsuit has been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, but it’s the first from an owner-operator trucker.

May 16, 2013

Pilot Flying J CEO Talks to Trucking About Fraud Allegations

Embattled Pilot Flying J CEO and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Thursday morning took questions from trucking for the first time since allegations of fraud surfaced a month ago, and asked fleets to work with the truckstop chain to resolve any problems rather than filing suit.

May 15, 2013

Former FBI Director to Investigate Pilot Flying J as Part of Lawsuit

The law firm representing one of the trucking companies suing truckstop operator Pilot Flying J has brought on a big gun to help with the investigation – former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

May 14, 2013

Lawsuits Piling Up Against Pilot Flying J Following Raid

Alabama-based Osborn Transportation has filed suit in federal court in Alabama accusing Pilot Flying J of breach of contract and other charges over allegations it cheated trucking company customers out of fuel rebates.

May 13, 2013

Pilot Flying J Breaks Ground on New Travel Center in Odessa, Texas

Pilot Flying J announced it is breaking ground on a new Pilot Travel Center in Odessa, Texas. The travel center will feature full amenities for area residents, professional drivers and the traveling public.

May 9, 2013

Haslam Hitting PR Trail Following Pilot Flying J Allegations

Charges haven’t been filed following a raid on his company’s headquarters, but Pilot Flying J chief Jimmy Haslam seems to have already embarked on a tour to rehabilitate his image and that of his family's company.

May 8, 2013

Urgent Care Travel Opens at Pilot in Knoxville, Tenn.

Urgent Care Travel opened its first urgent care location at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike in Knoxville, Tenn. The company plans to open as many as 100 urgent care sites at select travel center and travel plaza locations nationwide.

May 6, 2013

Questions Arise Over Appointment of Pilot Flying J Committee Head

As lawsuits continue to mount against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, its board of directors has appointed a head of a special committee overseeing an internal investigation along with what it calls a “special independent council,” but questions are quickly being raised about one of the choices.

May 6, 2013

IdleAir Opens New Location at Dallas Flying J

IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, has opened a new location in Dallas, Texas. The new IdleAir facility is located at Flying J #726 (I-20 Exit 472).

April 30, 2013

Haslam Can Continue Trying to Mend Fences

A Knoxville judge rules that Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam may continue reaching out to carriers that might have been victimized by an alleged rebate fraud scheme.

April 29, 2013

Affidavit Released in Pilot Flying J Investigation

Federal officials recently released the contents of an affidavit, which helped them secure authorization for the raid of the Pilot Flying J headquarters is Knoxville, Tenn. on April 15.

April 22, 2013

Pilot Flying J Takes Steps to Address Federal Allegations

The head of Pilot Flying J Monday announced several steps the company is taking to address the questions raised in a federal probe of its fuel rebate program, including an internal audit, placing some employees on leave, eliminating manual rebate calculations, and adding a chief compliance officer.

April 22, 2013

Trucking Company Files Lawsuit Against Pilot Flying J Following FBI Raid

A trucking company has filed what is the first known lawsuit against truckstop operator Pilot Flying J stemming from allegations of fraud against its customers.

April 22, 2013

Jimmy Haslam Announces Pilot Flying J Response to Fuel Scam Allegations

Jimmy Haslam, the head of Pilot Flying J, announced several steps the company is taking to address the questions raised in a federal probe of its fuel rebate program, including an internal audit, placing some employees on leave, eliminating manual rebate calculations, and adding a chief compliance officer. Read more here.

April 19, 2013

Federal Probe Alleges Pilot Flying J Defrauded Customers

Details have started to emerge following a raid by the FBI and IRS on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.

April 18, 2013

Pilot Flying J Opens Location in San Antonio

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in San Antonio, located off Interstate 37 at exit 125 at 4105 Loop 1604.

April 16, 2013

Pilot Flying J CEO Haslam Speaks Publicly Following Raid

About 24 hours after a raid by federal officials on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of Pilot Flying J, CEO Jimmy Haslem talked with reporters, saying he was “shocked” by what’s happening, but is confident things will work out in favor of the company.

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