Jamie Satterfield
Knoxville News Sentinel

KNOXVILLE: A judge Monday shot down a bid by a Georgia trucking company to block the chief of Pilot Flying J from contacting customers in the wake of federal probe into its fuel rebate program.

Knox County Circuit Court Judge Harold Wimberly today denied a motion by Atlantic Coast Carriers Inc. for a restraining order barring Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam, who owns the Browns, from reaching out to other trucking customers impacted by the rebate scandal.

Wimberly ruled the Georgia firm, which is suing Pilot for allegedly shorting trucking customers of fuel rebates, lacked proof of its claims Haslam was tampering with witnesses.

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