News Sentinel reporter Carly Harrington posted this statement from the company on Twitter Tuesday afternoon: “The investigation appears to revolve around the application of rebates to a small group of PFJ trucking company customers.”
In a press conference Monday at 2:30 p.m., Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam addressed the recent federal investigation into his company.
Haslam said this has never happened to Pilot Flying J before and stressed and he's "confident" the case doesn't involve tax issues. During the press conference, Haslam said his employees "run a tight ship," and the company is conducting its own internal investigation into the matter.
As of now, the company believes the investigation centers around a very small number of customers who said their rebates were not paid, but Pilot Flying J disagrees with the accusations.