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May 31, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J on Track to Get DEF at the Pump at Nearly All Locations

Pilot Flying J currently has diesel exhaust fluid at the pump at 3,407 lanes across 404 store locations.

Pilot Flying J says it is on track to offer diesel exhaust fluid at the pump at nearly every diesel lane at the company’s travel centers and travel plazas across the U.S. by October. Currently it's offered in 3,407 lanes across 404 store locations.

Tags: DEF, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fraud, Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Two Pilot Flying J Employees Plead Guilty Following Investigation

(Photo by Robert Whitlock via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

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May 16, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J CEO Talks to Trucking About Fraud Allegations

Haslam says business at Pilot and Flying J is down about 3% since allegations of fraud surfaced about a month ago. (Photo by Robert F. W. Whitlock via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

May 15, 2013 - Industry News

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

Pilot Flying J has been accused of bilking some trucking companies out of their fuel rebates.

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

May 14, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

May 13, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Expansion

May 9, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

May 8, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Drivers, Tennessee, Driver Health, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

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).

Tags: Pilot Flying J, IdleAir

April 30, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Haslam, Fuel rebate fraud

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Diesel, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Fuel & Oil

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Company Files Lawsuit Against Pilot Flying J Following FBI Raid

A lawsuit is seeking class action status to represent “all persons or entities who have sustained economic losses as a result of [Pilot Flying J’s] wrongful withholding of rebate funds.”

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.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 19, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Probe Alleges Pilot Flying J Defrauded Customers

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said in a statement responding to FBI allegations that "any willful wrongdoing by any employee of this company at any time is intolerable."

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Diesel

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Texas, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

FBI, IRS Raid Pilot Flying J Headquarters

Pilot Flying J says its locations are all still operating despite an FBI/IRS raid on its Tennessee 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.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

March 19, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Makes Investment in DEF Pumps

Pilot Flying J now offers diesel exhaust fluid at the pump at 3,000 fuel lanes across the U.S. Pilot Flying J first started offering DEF at the pump in 2009. The company has now invested more than $165 million in expanding its network of DEF at the pump.

Tags: DEF, Pilot Flying J

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Haslam to Resume Role as CEO of Pilot Flying J

Jimmy Haslam will be returning to the family business in his previous position as CEO of Pilot Flying J. In September, Pilot Flying J hired John Compton to serve as CEO of the company to allow Haslam the time to focus on the Cleveland Browns football team, which he bought last summer.

Tags: Leadership, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, People

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

IdleAir Opens New Location at Flying J in Carlisle, Pa.

IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, has opened a new location at the Flying J in Carlisle, Pa. IdleAir will host a grand opening driver appreciation event at the Carlisle, Pa. location on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, IdleAir

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