Pilot Flying J
Business, Fuel, TCA

The 18 Former Employees Charged in the Pilot Flying J Federal Investigation


Eighteen former employees have been charged in the federal investigation of Pilot Flying J, the family business of Jimmy Haslam. Fourteen have pleaded guilty but have not been sentenced.

John Caniglia | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 6, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

John Verble, the Informant Who Helped Sack Jimmy Haslam’s Family Business, Pilot Flying J

Danny Johnston/AP

For more than a year, the informant met secretly with FBI agents. He repeatedly slid into a dark sedan with tinted windows, sharing a narrative that would rock the family business of Cleveland Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam.

John Caniglia | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 6, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Jurors in Pilot Flying J Criminal Trial to Hear How Sales Team Veered Into Corruption


Jurors in a Chattanooga courtroom will be going inside what the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer concedes was a corrupt sales division where fraud was taught and celebrated.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 6, 2017
Government, Business

Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Majority of Pilot Flying J in Two-Step Process


Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investment company bought a minority stake in Pilot Travel Centers LLC, owner of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, and will become the majority shareholder in six years.

Ari Ashe Eric Miller and Jonathan S. Reiskin | Staff Reporters
October 5, 2017
Business, Fuel

Berkshire Hathaway Buys 38.6% of Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J station John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought a stake in Pilot Travel Centers LLC, owner of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, and detailed plans to become the company’s biggest shareholder in six years.

Ed Hammond | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Four Former Pilot Executives Set for Trial Oct. 31

Mark Hazelwood (left) Mark Hazelwood, left, following February 2016 arraignment. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel)

More than four years after an FBI raid on the headquarters of Pilot Flying J, the exhaustive investigation into a diesel fuel rebate fraud could be nearing its end come Oct. 31.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2017
Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J Taps Transflo’s Cloud-Based Mobile Platform to Deliver Fuel

Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech announced that Pilot Flying J has implemented the Transflo cloud-based mobile document imaging solution.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

‘Architect’ of Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Scam Strikes Deal to Plead, Cooperate

Pilot Flying J Headquarters raymondclarkeimages/Flickr

The man dubbed by the FBI as the architect of the diesel fuel rebate scam by executives of the nation’s largest truck stop chain has struck a deal to confess, court records show.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
July 25, 2017

Gas Station Tycoon Jimmy Haslam Opposes Trump's Plan to Privatize Interstate Rest Areas

John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A national coalition of truck stop and travel plaza operators, restaurants, trucking firms and others are urging key federal lawmakers to oppose Trump administration efforts to commercialize interstate rest areas as Congress develops an infrastructure bill.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
June 14, 2017
Business, Fuel

The $15 Million Flying J Party Mansion Up For Sale

Hall and Hall

In the early 1990s, Tamra Call and her husband, O. Jay Call, began to look for a vacation property that they could develop and eventually retire on.

James Tarmy | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2017