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Browns owner Haslam says he will regain trucking industry's trust
Haslam pledges five steps to rebuild Flying Pilot's rep
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam met with reporters again today in an effort to control damage to his Pilot Flying J truck stop chain. Last week, the FBI raided the Knoxville headquarters amid allegations the company shortchanged trucking companies of millions of dollars in promised discounts. 

Haslam outlined a five five-point plan that he says will help restore his family-owned company’s reputation. He says he will oversee an audit, do away with manual billing, and hire a compliance officer.  He’s also put a number of personal personnel on administrative leave.

 

HASLAM: On rebuilding trust

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The fifth part of Haslam’s plan is to bring in a former Justice Department official to conduct an independent investigation of Pilot Flying J. Haslam says that person will be identified later this week.

Haslam claims he was unaware of the alleged fraud.

 

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