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Another class-action filed against Pilot, this time in federal court

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An independent trucker with a one-truck operation has filed another class-action suit, this time in federal court in the Southern District of Mississippi, it was released yesterday. Trucker Bruce Taylor, who owns his own rig, alleges that Pilot withheld the full amount of the agreed-upon contract rebate with Taylor. Taylor's allegations come as a much larger company, Morehouse Truck Line, has said that they've been paid back and called Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam "a stand-up guy."

Taylor's suit quotes a federal affidavit extensively in making the claim that Pilot engaged in a conspiracy to deprive truckers and trucking companies the full rebates that were due them under agreed-upon contract terms if the companies or truckers were deemed to be "unsophisticated." The same federal affidavit was filed in support of a federal warrant to search the offices of Pilot Flying J in Knoxville, which occurred on April 15th.

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam is the brother of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who had run Pilot himself before entering politics, and who still owns an unspecified share of the family business.




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