Pilot Flying J

Government, Business, Fuel

Change of Venue Requested in Pilot Flying J Retrial

Pilot headquarters Pilot Flying J headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., was raided by federal agents April 15, 2013. (RaymondClarkImages/Flickr)

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and two former company executives have asked a federal judge for a change of venue in their upcoming retrial early next year on federal charges of cheating truckers out of diesel fuel rebates.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 21, 2021
Government, Business

Ex-Pilot Flying J President Hazelwood, Two Others, to Be Retried

Mark Hazelwood and wife Joanne Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood shown with wife Joanne in September 2018, was sentenced to 150 months in prison and fined $750,000. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel)

There is no question now that former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and two former company executives, already convicted of cheating truckers out of diesel fuel rebates, will be retried on federal criminal charges. What remains unknown, though, is when?

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2021
Government, Business

Retrial of Former Pilot President Mark Hazelwood Is Likely, Attorney Says

Hazelwood Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News

Retrial of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood, convicted of cheating truckers out of diesel fuel rebates, now appears likely, according to Hazelwood’s lead attorney.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Appellate Court Overturns Convictions of Former Pilot President, Two Executives

Hazelwood Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood (left) exited a federal courthouse with his wife after his trial. (Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel)

A federal appellate court has overturned the fraud convictions of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and two ex-Pilot sales executives on the grounds that a lower federal court permitted use of evidence that should not have been admitted.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 15, 2020
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

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