Pilot Flying J

Business, Fuel

Berkshire Hathaway Buys 38.6% of Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J station John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought a stake in Pilot Travel Centers LLC, owner of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, and detailed plans to become the company’s biggest shareholder in six years.

Ed Hammond | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2017
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 | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2017
Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J Taps Transflo’s Cloud-Based Mobile Platform to Deliver Fuel

Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech announced that Pilot Flying J has implemented the Transflo cloud-based mobile document imaging solution.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

‘Architect’ of Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Scam Strikes Deal to Plead, Cooperate

Pilot Flying J Headquarters raymondclarkeimages/Flickr

The man dubbed by the FBI as the architect of the diesel fuel rebate scam by executives of the nation’s largest truck stop chain has struck a deal to confess, court records show.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
July 25, 2017

Gas Station Tycoon Jimmy Haslam Opposes Trump's Plan to Privatize Interstate Rest Areas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A national coalition of truck stop and travel plaza operators, restaurants, trucking firms and others are urging key federal lawmakers to oppose Trump administration efforts to commercialize interstate rest areas as Congress develops an infrastructure bill.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
June 14, 2017
Business, Fuel

The $15 Million Flying J Party Mansion Up For Sale

Hall and Hall

In the early 1990s, Tamra Call and her husband, O. Jay Call, began to look for a vacation property that they could develop and eventually retire on.

James Tarmy | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2017
Business, Fuel

Jimmy Haslam Fights Deposition Order in Pilot Flying J Case

Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam has been ordered by an Alabama judge to appear for a deposition May 11 in the truck-stop chain's rebate fraud case, but a Tennessee paper is reporting that Haslam is fighting his appearance.

Transport Topics
April 21, 2016
Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J Adds Seven Locations, Enhances Services

John Sommers II for TT

Truck stop operator Pilot Flying J said it has added seven locations in North America and added new features to enhance drivers’ experience on the road.

Transport Topics
April 1, 2016
Business, Fuel

Former Pilot Flying J President Charged in Fuel-Rebate Scam

Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and seven other former company sales executives were indicted last week on federal charges related to an illegal multimillion-dollar diesel fuel-rebate conspiracy.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2016
Business, Fuel

Profile: Who Is Indicted Ex-Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood?

Hazelwood (left), Hardin via WBIR.com

Mark Hazelwood was once a fast-rising executive at the largest truck-stop chain in the United States. Now he's facing what could be the fight of his life, after federal indictment on charges of fraud and witness tampering.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2016