New Class Action Filed Against Pilot in Nashville

A Nebraska trucker has filed a class-action suit in federal court charging that Pilot Flying J, the national truck-stop chain, secretly reduced promised rebates. The suit, filed Friday, is the first to be filed in Nashville, though nearly identical suits have been filed by Pilot customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois and Florida, The Tennessean reports. The suits charge that Pilot’s scheme violated consumer protection statutes and amounted to fraud. James A. Haslam III, Pilot’s CEO, has denied any knowledge of the rebate-cutting scheme and has vowed to repay truckers with interest for anything they are owed.