Neb. truck stop firm's chairman, Bosselman, dies

AP News
Posted: Jan 09, 2012 12:43 PM
Neb. truck stop firm's chairman, Bosselman, dies

The second-generation leader of the Bosselman truck stop company based in central Nebraska has died after battling cancer.

Company spokeswoman Stephanie King-Witt said Monday that 67-year-old Chuck Bosselman died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Bosselman took over the company his father founded in 1948 in the late 1960s. He expanded the business into 20 states and grew it to employ more than 1,400.

The National Association of Truck Shop Operators says Bosselman influenced the industry by being one of the first to offer showers, movie theaters and fast-food restaurants within truck stops. Those amenities have become standard today.

In addition to Bosselman Pump & Pantry stores and truck stops, the company runs nine motels, and several restaurants. Bosselman Cos. also owns the Nebraska Danger indoor football team in Grand Island.