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April 29, 2013

Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go

Tony, a 550-lb, 12-year-old Bengal-Siberian tiger that lives in a 40 by 80 foot pen at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. may soon need a new home.

April 29, 2013

TA Opens Two Petro:Lube Truck Service Centers in Indiana, Kansas

TravelCenters of America opens two newly built truck service facilities with 10 always open service bays.

April 26, 2013

Petro Stopping Center Open in Wells, Nevada

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has acquired and rebranded a travel center in Wells, Nev.

April 23, 2013

Pay-at-the-Pump Limits for Comdata Mastercard Fleet Customers

Comdata has introduced pay-at-the-pump limits for its MasterCard Corporate Fleet Card customers. This allows Comdata to send transaction limit information to participating merchants, enabling automatic pump shutoff when the approved dollar amount is reached.

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 18, 2013

TravelCenters of America Customers, Employees Donate More Than $2,800 to St. Christopher Fund

Customers and employees of TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, have donated $2,811.26 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

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.

April 16, 2013

Shorepower I-5 Corridor Complete

Truck drivers can now drive the entire length of U.S. Interstate 5 between Seattle and San Diego and parallel State Route 99 in California and get restful sleep without idling the truck engine, running down batteries or firing up an APU.

April 16, 2013

Second Search Warrant Served on Pilot Flying J HQ

Another search warrant has been executed on the headquarters of the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports it spoke with U.S. Attorney Bill Killian, who would only say it was served last night.

April 15, 2013

FBI, IRS Raid Pilot Flying J Headquarters

Dozens of agents from the IRS and FBI conducted a Monday raid on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of the nation’s largest truckstop and travel plaza operator and one of the nation’s largest private companies, Pilot Flying J.

April 15, 2013

Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

April 12, 2013

Medical Services Added To Bordentown Petro

TravelCenters of America has opened a medical clinic at the Petro Stopping Center, located off I-295, Exit 57, in Bordentown, N.J. This is the first medical clinic offering in the state for the chain and its 18th location nationwide offering medical services.

April 8, 2013

Love's Finalizes RFID Fueling System

Love’s Travel Stops is completing the addition of an RFID-enabled payment system at its travel stop locations, saying it's the first travel stop company to give customers the ability to process payment at the diesel bay through radio frequency technology.

April 8, 2013

High-tech Savings at the Fuel Island

Truckstop operators have always used technology to meet customer needs and remain competitive. From relatively low-tech devices such as pay phones and fax machines to high-tech services such as wireless Internet access, shore power connections and smart phone apps, truckstops remain places drivers can connect — with both the office and home.

April 1, 2013

28 People Charged with Skimming More Than $1.7 Million from Trucking Companies

A 97-count indictment has been filed charging 28 people with violations including conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering for their roles in a scheme that allegedly skimmed more than $1.7 million from trucking companies according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

March 28, 2013

NATSO Names Tom Heinz 2013 Chairman

NATSO, the national trade association representing major truckstops and travel plazas, has named Tom Heinz, president of Heinz and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores, as its 2013 chairman of the board.

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