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Bossleman Travel Centers plans to sell Iowa location

Seven Midwest Bosselman Travel Centers are part of a deal with Pilot Flying J.

Nebraska-based Bosselman has agreed  to sell truck stops located in Altoona (near Des Moines); Colby, Kansas; Salina, Kansas; Rapid City, South Dakota; Big Springs, Nebraska; Wood River, Nebraska; and Elm Creek, Nebraska. Part of the agreement includes expanding Bosselman's truck repair shops, Boss Truck Shops, into 20 Pilot Flying J locations across the country. The deal is expected to close on Jan. 5. Terms have not been disclosed.

According to Chuck Bosselman, Chairman of the Board of Bosselman Travel Centers, Inc., "These travel centers have had special meaning to Bosselman over the years. However, with the changing times and economy, we are looking to place a stronger emphasis on our truck repair shops and full service restaurants. The sale to Pilot Flying J will allow Bosselman to further expand its Boss Truck Shop network nationwide and to add additional variety to Pilot Flying J's network of full service restaurants through the addition of Grandma Max's Restaurants. Our hope is that the professional driver will continue to receive outstanding customer service through all facets at the travel center."

Bosselman has operations in 20 states with more than 1,400 employees. Pilot Flying J is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has more than 550 retail locations across North America. Pilot acquired Flying J in 2009.

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