On Thursday, Pilot Flying J announced its completed purchase of seven Bosselman travel centers in the Midwest.

The centers opened for business on Jan. 5 under the Pilot name. The plans for purchasing the centers were originally announced in November, and Pilot Flying J made the purchase to achieve a bigger presence in the Midwest.

The newly acquired centers are located in:
-Altoona, Iowa
-Colby, Kan.
-Salina, Kan.
-Big Springs, Neb.
-Wood River, Neb.
-Elm Creek, Neb.
-Rapid City, S.D.

At these new locations, Pilot Flying J plans to increase fast food options, add DEF at pumps, enhance and remodel showers and restrooms and implement its loyalty program.

"These seven stops significantly enhance our network by shrinking the distance our customers travel to receive service in the Upper Midwest," said Pilot Flying J President and CEO Jimmy Haslam in a press release.

In addition to the acquired travel centers, Pilot Flying J also agreed to expand Bosselman's Boss Truck Shops repair facilities to 20 additional Pilot Flying J locations in the U.S.

Bosselman will continue to maintain its travel center in Grand Island, Neb., and will place a heavier emphasis on its truck repair shops and full-service restaurants.