A federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., approved an $84.9 million settlement over claims that Pilot Flying J, the nation's largest truckstop chain, cheated trucking companies out of rebates they were due from fuel purchases, TruckingInfo reported. 


The money includes payments and interest to about 5,500 carriers that were allegedly cheated; approximately $14 million will be paid out in attorney fees.


According to some reports there are as many as 2,400 customer accounts where there are discrepancies. while other reports say the number is much lower.


Pilot Flying J, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., has admitted to no wrongdoing.