Business, Fuel

New Pilot Travel Center Opens in Missouri

Pilot Travel Center in Virginia Trucks fuel at a Pilot facility in Virginia. Pilot has 23 locations in Missouri, including its newest site in Faucett.

Pilot Co. opened a travel center location in Faucett, Mo., the company announced Dec. 6.

December 7, 2021
Business, Top 50

Pilot Freight Services Names Matt Hamilton COO

Matt Hamilton was appointed chief operating officer at Pilot Freight Services in Glen Mills, Pa.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2021
Business, Fuel

Pilot Co. Unit to Buy Ethanol Plant With Sights on Recovery

Pilot Co.'s GreenAmerica Biofuels is purchasing a 65-million gallon ethanol plant. Pilot Co.'s GreenAmerica Biofuels is purchasing a 65-million gallon ethanol plant. Corn is a common base for the biofuel. (Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg News)

A unit of truck stop chain Pilot Co., which is partly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is buying an ethanol plant just as the beleaguered industry may be turning around.

Kim Chipman | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Pilot Freight Buys Manna, Expands Furniture Delivery

Pilot Pilot Freight Services

Pilot Freight Services acquired Manna Freight Systems to expand its final-mile delivery and installation services of furniture and appliances. Terms of the deal were not released.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Warren Buffett Isn’t Losing Sleep Over Self-Driving Trucks

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

“Trucks are going to be around for a very long time.”

Elizabeth Fournier | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2017

Cargo Pilots in Florida Picket for New Deals

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

A pair of contract protests Dec. 7 by unionized passenger airline and cargo pilots in Broward County, Florida, could signal turbulent skies ahead for some travelers and air package carriers.

Arlene Satchell | Sun Sentinel
December 8, 2016

UPS Pilots Ratify Labor Contract

John Sommers II/Reuters

UPS Inc. announced that its pilots, who are members of the Independent Pilots Association, have ratified a labor agreement that is in force until at least Sept. 1, 2021.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 31, 2016

Attorneys in Pilot Fuel Rebate Case Seek Sentencing Delay

John Sommers II for TT

Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Pilot Flying J diesel-fuel rebate criminal case have asked a federal judge to delay sentencing for 10 former company executives who have pleaded guilty as participants in a scheme to cheat customers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2015

Federal Court Panel to Hear Pilot Lawsuit Consolidation Request

Bloomberg News/George Frey

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has set a March 27 hearing in San Diego to consider a request by Pilot Flying J attorneys to consolidate seven lawsuits filed against the truck-stop chain seeking damages in connection with a diesel-fuel rebate fraud scheme.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2014

Three Former Employees Plead Guilty in Pilot Flying J Case

Three more former employees of truck-stop chain Pilot Flying J have pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges in a U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 28, 2014