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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 14, 2013

North America Exceeds 1,000 Locations Offering DEF at the Pump

The North American retail diesel exhaust fluid network reached a landmark figure last month with over 1,000 locations offering diesel exhaust fluid at the fuel island. Currently, there are 1,025 such locations, an increase of 553 since April 2012.

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 7, 2013

Owner-Operator Seeks Out Truckstop Electrification

How bad does owner-operator Matt Purtee want truckstop electrification? “Bad enough where I know a few truckstops that have light poles with plug-ins at the base,” he says with a chuckle. “I get to those sites early so I can tap into the power before someone else does."

May 7, 2013

The Parking Paradox

There's a good reason we don't have enough parking spaces in this country, says Jim Park in his "On the Road" blog: Truckstop operators can't make any money with 10 acres under asphalt because trucking won't pay for it.

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

TravelCenters of America Opens First TA in Rhode Island

TravelCenters of America announced the acquisition and rebranding of the only travel center in the state of Rhode Island. The newest TA travel center is located in West Greenwich, at I-94, Exit 5B (849 Victory Highway).

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.

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