Nashville, Tennessee-based carrier Western Express has filed suit against Pilot Flying J claiming the company shorted them $2.5 million in rebates, which ultimately cost the carrier $73 million in added expenses.
Western Express was referred to several times throughout the 120-page Pilot Flying J affidavit that was filed by the FBI in April. Part of the affidavit included transcripts of Pilot Fling J Vice President John Freeman bragging about cheating Western out of nearly half a million dollars a month in rebates.
In the suit, Western Express claims that Pilot Flying J overcharged the company by as much as 9 cents per gallon for nearly 8 years.
Western express said the company purchased 90 percent of its fuel from Pilot Flying J, totaling more than $1 billion.
More than 20 companies have now filed suit against Pilot Flying J.