Jimmy Haslam

Business, Fuel, Breaking News

Pilot Company Names Jimmy Haslam Chairman, Shameek Konar CEO Effective Jan. 1

Jimmy Haslam and Shameek Konar Jimmy Haslam (left) and Shameek Konar by Pilot Company

Pilot Company announced that CEO Jimmy Haslam will be succeeded in the role by current Chief Strategy Officer Shameek Konar on Jan. 1, 2021, at which point Haslam will become chairman of the board and company founder James Haslam will be named chairman emeritus.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stops Providing Essential Services to Truckers, Navigating the Downturn

Iowa 80 Truckstop Vehicle traffic at Iowa 80 Truckstop is down by more than 50%, according to Heather DeBaillie, vice president of marketing for I-80 Group. (Iowa 80)

Like truck drivers, truck stops are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. But they are still open, working to ensure drivers have the essentials they need.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 14, 2020
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 | Senior Reporter
August 24, 2017
Government, Business

Pilot Informant Seeks Whistleblower Status From Supreme Court in Rebate Fraud Scam

A stockbroker turned FBI informant who tipped off investigators to the Pilot Flying J fraudulent diesel rebate scheme has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant him whistleblower status.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2017
Government, Business

Pilot Flying J CEO Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit

John Sommers II for TT

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam asked a federal judge to dismiss federal lawsuits filed by two trucking companies that have alleged Haslam was at the center of a conspiracy to shortchange them of diesel fuel rebates.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2014