Due to the recent allegations brought against the Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, the organization has agreed with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention (TDSMC) hosts to step down as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Convention.
The decision by the TDSMC was not based on an assumption of guilt regarding the Pilot Flying J charges, but rather an agreement between Pilot Flying J and TDSMC to remove the possibility of any negative association or stigma on the event.
The TDSMC believes that the investigation by the FBI and Pilot Flying J’s own personal aggressive investigation, will resolve the many unanswered questions by the industry. It should also be noted that the allegations have nothing to do with driver reward points as many seem to believe, but rather fuel rebates which were due to certain trucking companies.
The convention which was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and trust continues to earn the credibility among those within the trucking industry, especially the professional driver.
Pilot Flying J was the first to reach out and to support the Truck Driver Convention since its conception in 2011, conducting itself with only good intentions for drivers. The TDSMC believes that the vast majority of those at the organization posses the best of qualities and integrity and it is a great disappointment that a handful of people have compromised the company’s name and reputation. It is the hope of the TDSMC that this matter will be resolved accordingly for all parties involved.
Those interested in becoming a sponsor for the 3rd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention are invited to visit the Sponsorship Page and can submit the 2013 Sponsor Form. For more information, please contact Donna Smith at 352-465-7476.
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