Flying J Repair Shops Leased by Nebraska Corporation

Lebec Facility Among 15 Flying J Truck Service Shops Leased by Bosselmans

From the Lincoln Journal Star | Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 3:41 p.m.

GRAND ISLAND – Bosselman Inc. is almost doubling the size of its Bosselman Boss Shops truck repair network by leasing 15 J Care Service Centers, a subsidiary of Flying J Travel Plazas.

That amounts to all the Flying J repair shops at their plazas, so Flying J is getting out of the repair business as it emerges from bankruptcy by merging with Pilot Travel Centers LLC.

Boss Shops start taking over Tuesday, Sept. 1 and will complete the task by the end of the year, Bosselman said in a press release.

The leases are for 25 years, but other terms were not announced.

"We’re working to broaden our footprint across the country in the truck repair business," said Chuck Bosselman, president of Bosselman, Inc.

Adding these 15 shops to the Bosselman operations will make a total of 25 Boss Shops in 18 states, and create one of the nation’s largest truck service center chains.

Current Boss Shops are at Grand Island, North Platte, and Big Springs; Rapid City and Sioux Falls, S.D.; Altoona, Iowa; Jamestown, N.M.; Tulsa, Okla. Salina, Kan.; and Mortons Gap, Ky.

The new locations are: Benton Harbor, Mich.; Black River Falls, Wis.; Carlisle, Pa.; Dallas and West Houston/Brookshire, Texas; Ehrenburg, Ariz.; Fargo, N.D.; Lebec (Frazier Park), Calif.; Ft. Chiswell, Va.; Jerome (Twin Falls), Idaho; Ogden, Utah; Gary, Indianapolis, Lake Station, and Hebron (Lowell), Ind.

Services and merchandise at Boss Shops include tires, quick lube oil changes, and brake, electrical, drive train, air conditioning and other repairs, as well as roadside service.

Bosselman Inc. owns and operates the Boss Shops, eight Travel Centers, seven Grandma Max’s Restaurants and Sam Bass’ Saloon & Steakhouse, 41 Pump & Pantry convenience stores including three motels and two Motel 6 franchises; wholesale oil, fuel and propane delivery; truck, tank and trailer repairs; environmental services for the petroleum industry; condominiums and farming.

Founded in 1948, Bosselman’s said it has 1,300 employees.


This is part of the August 28, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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