Pilot Puts Workers on Leave, Ramps up Audit and Compliance Functions

A week after federal agents raided the headquarters of Pilot Flying J, company CEO Jimmy Haslam is taking steps to address charges that Pilot withheld millions of dollars in rebates from its trucking customers. Actions announced yesterday include placing several sales employees on leave, eliminating the manual rebate system that appears to be at the center of the investigation, using the company's field audit team to review all 3,300 trucking contracts, creating the new position of chief compliance officer, and tasking a nationally-recognized individual to conduct an independent investigation. Knoxnews has the latest in this developing story.