Two New Jersey TruckingCompanies Suing Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J Travel Centers

Posted in: Freight Factoring News- Aug 13, 2013 No Comments

NEWARK, N.J. – Two New Jersey trucking companies are now suing Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J Travel Centers alleging mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.

The complaint was originally filed June 25, 2013 in Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen county but has now been removed to the United States District Court in Newark.

According to the complaint, National Retail Transportation and Keystone Freight Corp. allege Pilot cheated the companies out of promised fuel rebates–allegations similar to 23 other lawsuits filed across the country since April 15, 2013 when the FBI raided Haslam’s company.

Haslam has not been charged in connection with the investigation and has consistently said he was unaware of any wrongdoing.

Meanwhile, Pilot Flying J has reached a proposed settlement that would offer trucking companies 100 percent of any rebates that were refunded, plus interest.

Some trucking companies have indicated they will refuse to take part in the proposed settlement.

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