Pilot Flying J pulls latest issue of Maxim from its shelves

Pilot Flying J pulls latest issue of Maxim from its shelves

June 6th, 2014 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Pilot Flying J's corporate headquarters is pictured in a 2013 file photo. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Times Free Press.

A controversial ad has prompted Pilot Flying J to pull a magazine from its shelves.

The Knoxville-based chain of truck stops said it is removing all current copies of Maxim magazine from its locations "because of an ad that the company does not believe accurately depicts professional drivers."

According to reports in trucking industry publications, the latest issue of Maxim includes an ad from a Texas law firm which features the front of a tractor-trailer with the headline "serial killer," an apparent reference to accidents involving tractor-trailers.

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