Bosselman Travel Center


Bosselman Travel Center provides professional truckers and travelers with all the amenities they require for business, such as clean restrooms and showers, convenient stores with essential supplies, delicious food options, and excellent toilets and showers. Many truckers and travelers flock here.

Pilot Flying J has recently acquired seven Bosselman travel centers across Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, and Nebraska from Bosselman Travel Centers LLC. Pilot Flying J can now focus more on its truck fleet services and trucking repairs by investing more in truck repair shops and full-service restaurants at these facilities.

Boss Truck Shops

Bosselman Companies has been dedicated to truckers since 1948, growing its network of Boss Shops throughout travel centers nationwide since 1948. These shops provide roadside service, brake, electrical, drive train, air conditioning repair, plus roadside assistance. Part of Goodyear’s Uni-Maxx Truck Care network of over 80 locations nationwide, the company recently opened its 37th Boss Shop at I-40/NC 209 near Waynesville, NC, at 3710 Crabtree Road.

Boss Truck Shop made history this summer when they opened their inaugural Flying J Travel Plaza location at Exit 33 of Tucumcari’s Flying J Travel Plaza – marking 20 cooperative projects since Bosselman and Pilot Flying J’s original agreement in November 2011! This location also marked Boss Shops’ second New Mexico location after opening a full-service truck repair, maintenance, and tire shop there this summer.

Bosselman Travel Centers will sell their travel centers to focus more on truck repair shops and full-service restaurants, with locations at Wood River, Big Springs, and Elm Creek, Iowa; Des Moines, Salina Colby Kansas Rapid City, South Dakota, but exclude their flagship travel center off Interstate 80 Grand Island Nebraska.

Travel centers operated by Bosselman offer truckers many amenities beyond its truck shops, such as clean showers, a drivers’ lounge, a movie theater, and an assortment of fuel options to get back on the road quickly and safely. To learn more, please visit the Bosselman Travel Center website or subscribe to NATSO News Weekly (NNW), an exclusive weekly electronic newsletter featuring updates about government regulations affecting truckstop and travel plaza operations – subscribe today!

Grandma Max’s Restaurants

Bosselman Travel Center is a full-service truck stop with everything a trucker might need, such as food courts with Subway, Little Caesars, and Caribou Coffee, a driver lounge, laundry, showers, and more. In addition, they feature theater and game rooms to allow truckers to relax. There’s even a truck repair shop and gas stations at Bosselman!

Established in 1948 and still family-owned today, Bosselman Travel Centers remains a nationwide chain of truck service centers. Operating Bosselman Travel Centers, 46 Pump & Pantry convenience stores, and 35 Boss Shops; six Grandma Max’s Highway Diner restaurants (Grandma Max’s), Sam Bass’ Saloon & Steakhouse, Schmooter’s Bar & Casino as well as various food trucks; it even owns Nebraska Danger indoor professional football team; additionally their businesses include Uni-Maxx Truck Care network as well as their fuel line: Bosselman Premium.

Pilot Flying J recently purchased seven Bosselman Travel Centers across Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, and Nebraska. As part of this purchase agreement, Grandma Max’s Restaurant will remain at the Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, while Max’s Highway Diners in Des Moines (Altoona) and Salina, Kansas locations continue operating, along with Boss Truck Shop locations in Colby Kansas and Big Springs Nebraska respectively.

Chuck Bosselman has been Chairman of the Board for Bosselman Companies since 2006. Additionally, he serves on NATSO’s Board of Directors and is president of AMBEST’s national association of independent truckstop owners; besides, he founded and currently leads the American Trucking Alliance, representing small and midsized independent truck stops across America.

Maxine “Grandma” Bosselman was an integral figure in the development of Bosselman Cos. According to her grandson Charlie Bosselman, she was known for being a fixture and named many restaurants at its travel center after her. A skilled cook herself, Maxine would work nights at Bosselman & Eaton truckstop and be known for providing hospitality at Riverside Lodge Retirement Community in Lincoln, where her late husband Fred ran his business by day.

Convenience Stores

Bosselman Travel Centers provide travelers with more than fuel; they also offer an assortment of convenience items, clean restrooms and banking and business services like Subway or Little Caesars quick service dining options, full-service restaurants such as Subway or Little Caesars fast service dining options as well as banking and business services, driver lounges, arcades game rooms laundry facilities as well as full-service truck repair shops with chiropractors massage therapists or tattoo parlors onsite.

The Bosselman Company was established in Nebraska in 1948. Since then, they have expanded across 24 states and employ more than 1,400 people. For decades now, Bosselman Enterprises has been at the forefront of truckstop industry innovation, leading to many standard practices found today at truckstops such as showers, movie theaters, and fast food outlets – among many other innovations!

Bosselman Travel Centers is the most prominent travel center chain in the US, with more than 750 stores nationwide. Their facilities and amenities cater to travelers and professional drivers today by offering restaurants, gas stations, and convenience stores – many are open 24/7!

Bosselman Travel Center in Wood River offers amenities catering to truckers and travelers alike. Offering an extensive selection of food and beverages – including Starbucks coffee! – an arcade with many TV screens to watch movies or sports events is just part of its services; additionally, an on-site truck repair station is available.

I found Nebraska Travel Center extremely clean and well maintained, with friendly staff members who provided reasonably priced food and beverages and spotlessly clean, well-lit bathrooms. Overall, I highly recommend visiting Nebraska as one of the finest travel centers I’ve come across recently. Posted by Kelley from Bradenton, FL.

Fueling Stations

Bosselman Travel Center offers full-service truck stop and travel center facilities open 24/7 to over-the-road truckers, providing food courts, laundry services, showers, and parking services for trucks and passenger vehicles. Customers appreciate its friendly staff as well as its clean facilities.

Travel centers typically feature full-service truck repair shops, propane filling stations, full-service restaurants, convenience stores, and coffee shops – in Grand Island, Nebraska, conveniently off Interstate 80.

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Bosselman Enterprises recently collaborated with electric vehicle maker Tesla to install a Supercharger station at its travel center in Grand Island, Nebraska. The station can be found south of the main gas island and is used by owners of Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X SUV. Bosselman Enterprises intends to add additional stations depending on demand.

Pilot Flying J has purchased Bosselman travel centers for approximately $200 million. This acquisition will expand Pilot Flying J’s Boss Truck Shop fleet by twenty new sites nationwide while keeping its existing Bosselman locations under its brand. Nebraska residents will continue using Bosselman services, while recent Boss Truck Shop locations will open under Pilot Flying J as before. This transaction is expected to cost about $200 million.