Pilot Flying J

Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J Changes Corporate Name, Expands Into Energy Market

Driver of a gas truck shelters in the shade of his truck while filling up an underground tank of a Pilot Flying J in Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)

America’s largest truck-stop company is rebranding as it grows its market share in both retail fuel and energy divisions.

Catherine Ngai | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics

Pilot Flying J Announces One9 Network to Attract Small Fleets

Pilot Flying J A Pilot Flying J location in Midland, Texas. (Pilot Flying J)

Pilot Flying J announced a network of fueling stations designed for smaller fleets, hoping to attract their business with more locations, credit, benefits and perks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2019

Pilot Flying J Expands in West Texas

Pilot Flying J The new Pilot Flying J location in Midland, Texas. (Pilot Flying J)

Pilot Flying J continues to grow its presence this year in the Permian Basin, announcing the opening of six new travel centers in West Texas.

July 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pilot Flying J Announces Online Service Portal

Pilot Flying J Truck Care vehicle John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Pilot Flying J announced the launch of its new virtual maintenance system, Fleet Center.

March 11, 2019
Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J in Expansion, Charitable Modes as It Turns 60

Pilot Flying J sign John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Executives with Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, said the company is expanding related services such as urgent care centers and oil field trucking as it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. At the same time, the company is donating a total of $2 million to more than 20 organizations supporting military families and other community groups.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Ex-Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood Sentenced to 12½ Years

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and his wife, Joanne Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and his wife, Joanne, exiting the federal courthouse on Sept. 26, 2018. (Caitie McMekin, Knoxville News-Sentinel via AP)

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood was sentenced to 12½ years in prison and fined $750,000 on Sept. 26 for his leadership role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to cheat truckers out of diesel fuel rebates.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Pilot Flying J Drops Appeal of Decision on Santa Fe Truck Stop Proposal

Pilot Flying J Pilot Flying J Truck Stop on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Pilot Flying J recently dropped its court appeal of Santa Fe County’s decision to reject a truck stop proposed for a vacant parcel south of the Santa Fe, N.M., city limits.

Tripp Stelnicki | The Santa Fe New Mexican
September 7, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Pilot Flying J Expands Into Oil Exploration and Production Business

Pilot tanker truck on the road John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Pilot Flying J is expanding its business portfolio with a move into the water, sand and crude oil-hauling business.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 8, 2018
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