Mo. trucking company sues Pilot Flying J over rebate scandal

Mo. trucking company sues Pilot Flying J over rebate scandal

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Another trucking company is now suing Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J over a fuel rebate scandal, and is not taking part in a settlement.

Missouri-based NKC Transportation filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Knox County Circuit Court claiming Pilot benefited from inaccurate and fraudulent rebate procedures, while NKC incurred additional debt.

In court documents, NKC is accusing Pilot of regularly, purposely, and intentionally understating the amount owed to NKC and other similar companies, promised by Pilot sales representatives as a rebate for purchase of their diesel fuel.

The documents accuse Pilot owners, executives, directors, principals, sales agents, and administrative staff of conspiring to manually reduce the amount of rebate payments due to NKC in order to increase Pilot profits.

The suit claims NKC suffered significant economic losses in terms of additional debt and interest.

NKC is the latest trucking company to sue Pilot Flying J following revelations that the FBI and IRS were investigating Pilot Flying J over allegations the company and its executives fraudulently reduced and withheld rebates and discounts.

No trials have taken place and no criminal charges have been filed yet in the case, but a number of civil lawsuits have already been filed by trucking companies that had contracts with Pilot Flying J.

Flying J is the largest truck stop chain in the United States. 


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