Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Defense to Key Witness in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial: Isn’t Cheating ‘Dumb’ Business Move?


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In a bid to discredit a key government witness in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial, a defense attorney on Nov. 30 offered up a question about any scheme to defraud customers.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 1, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Navistar Ohio Union Fights Loss of State Truck Contract

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

Members of Springfield, Ohio's UAW Local 402 have started a letter-writing campaign to Ohio Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers after Navistar lost its years-long hold on a contract to provide trucks for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
November 30, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Cyber Monday Orders Are In; Retailers Now Giving Perks for Patience

Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News

Shoppers clicking “buy” on smartphones, tablets and laptops spent almost $20 billion online from Thanksgiving through Monday. Now retailers have to turn that spending spree into a flood of cardboard boxes on their way to shoppers’ doorsteps.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
November 30, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

Ships Carrying 50,000 Containers Are on Horizon, Report Says

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Container ships just keep getting bigger and bigger. Today’s top dog, the OOCL Hong Kong, can carry a mind-boggling 21,413 boxes – far more than the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Hampton Roads.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
November 29, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Exec Called Jimmy Haslam After Feds Came to Home

Jim Haslam Haslam by Michelle Pemberton/The Star

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Former Pilot Flying J sales executive Brian Mosher told jurors Nov. 28 that federal agents and a prosecutor showed up on his doorstep on Tax Day 2013 and asked him to make a phone call to the chief executive officer of his company.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

FedEx Adds Feeder Aircraft to Continue Fleet Upgrade

FedEx Sky Courier Textron Aviation

FedEx Express announced a major purchase of U.S.-assembled feeder aircraft Nov. 28 to continue a push to modernize its 659-aicraft fleet.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
November 28, 2017
Business, TCA

Mack Trucks Prevails in Mark Fidrych Wrongful Death Suit

Mark Fidrych in his dump truck, 2006 Mark Fidrych in his dump truck, 2006, by Josh Reynolds/AP

WORCESTER, Mass. — The state Supreme Judicial Court has upheld rulings in favor of the truck manufacturer and the maker of a piece of truck equipment in a wrongful death suit filed by the widow of Northboro pitching star Mark Fidrych.

November 28, 2017
Business, TCA

Trucking Company Owner Charged With Paying Off Texas Trooper for Inspection Stickers

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A second man has been charged in connection with an alleged bribery scheme involving state troopers and a Dallas trucking company, according to federal court documents.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
November 28, 2017
Government, Equipment, TCA

First New Hampshire Turnpike Toll Hike in 10 Years Proposed

Allegra Boverman/Union Leader

A proposed 50% increase in turnpike tolls - the first systemwide hike in 10 years - would speed up existing reconstruction projects on Interstate 293 in Manchester, N.H., in Concord, N.H. and on the Seacoast; fund new projects; and eliminate the two ramp tolls at the F.E. Everett Turnpike exits in Merrimack, N.H. according to a new state report.

Kevin Landrigan | The New Hampshire Union Leader
November 28, 2017
Business, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Trainee Told to 'Get Your Mind Comfortable' With Fraud

Danny Johnston/AP

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jason Holland was new to the art of defrauding trucking companies when he attended a training session on it inside the Knoxville headquarters of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer, and he was uneasy, recordings showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017