Pilot Flying J
Business, Fuel, TCA

Pilot Flying J Owner Jimmy Haslam Won’t Face Charges in Fraud Case

Paul Sancya/AP

The statute of limitations ended Monday without prosecutors filing new charges in the $56 million fraud committed by top executives of Pilot Flying J, the family business of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

John Caniglia | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 17, 2018
Business, Fuel

Warren Buffett Reveals He Paid $2.786 Billion for Stake in Pilot Flying J

A cardboard cutout in the likeness of Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., sits in the driver's seat of a truck on display during the company’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Warren Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made only one “sensible” stand-alone acquisition last year, and it didn’t do much for his growing pile of cash.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business, Technology

GasBuddy Supplies B2B Software to Pilot Flying J

Danny Johnston/AP

GasBuddy announced that Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, has selected its software-as-a-service application, GasBuddy Business Pages, to drive customers to its 750 locations.

Transport Topics
March 19, 2018
Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J to Expand Truck Care Services in 2018

Pilot Flying J Vice President of Shops Strategy and Operations, Dave Latimer (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Seven Truck Care service center locations are planned to debut by the middle of the year, Pilot Flying J executives announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Pilot Flying J's Ex-President Mark Hazelwood Found Guilty of Conspiracy in Fraud Trial

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A jury on Feb. 15 found former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and account representative Heather Jones guilty of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Former employees Scott Wombold and Karen Mann were found not guilty of conspiracy.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 15, 2018
Business, Fuel

No Verdict Yet in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - After more than three days of deliberations, a jury deciding the fate of the former president of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer and three subordinates in a plot to rip off truckers still had not reached a verdict Feb. 14.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 14, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Sales Exec Ordered Up Fraud 'Manual'

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It was getting tough to keep up with the cheating, and getting caught had proven expensive for the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer. But Pilot Flying J sales executive Arnie Ralenkotter had a solution: A fraud “manual.”

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 12, 2018
Business, Fuel

Prosecutor Takes on Defense in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial; No Verdict Yet

Danny Johnston/AP

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Jurors in whose hands rest the fate of the former president of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer and three subordinates went home Feb. 7 after nearly four hours of deliberations and no verdict.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Hazelwood Attorney Says Feds Are Making a Crime out of Civil Fraud

Attorney Rusty Hardin Hardin by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The former president of Pilot Flying J took on the federal government Feb. 6, accusing prosecutors of ginning up a criminal case out of a civil fraud, and making a deal with the devil to do it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 7, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Prosecutor: Former Pilot Flying J President Approved of and Planned to Expand Fraud Scheme

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood didn’t merely know his sales division was “infected” with a greedy plot to deceive and defraud trucking companies. He promoted the chief architect of the plot and made plans to grow the scheme, a federal prosecutor told jurors Feb. 5.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 6, 2018

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