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  1. Grizzly

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    As long as they don't screw with the shower program, couldn't care less who owns the facilities. Can't really jack prices as there's usually competition to Pilot reasonably close by.
     
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      I wonder if he'll bring back the buffet.
       
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      Although he doesn't stutter, would it be The Buffet Buffet ?
       
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      This is big news. Huuuuge. Confirmation that trucking is the place to be in the next decade. :cigar:
       
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      Yeah, just as long as you're not a trucker.
       
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      I suggest he make it a burger bar, and call it Cheeseburger in Paradise.
       
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      I took it to signal truckers would be around for awhile. Wouldn't autonomous vehicles make truck stops less profitable?

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      There's always something that even a driverless truck will need FB_IMG_1507213079628.jpg

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      I'm wondering if this last fuel rebate scam didn't get the ball rolling for the Haslam's and go ahead to sell. You know, just tired of all the mess?
       
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      Governor H may run for Corker's Senate seat and beyond

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      The mess? Oh, you mean ripping people off?
      They probably got tired of having to now play with a straight deck ... all the fun is gone ..

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      Even self driving trucks need fuel, oil, tire repair etc. and lot lizards to service the hard drives.
       
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      Been thinking about this, I wouldn't be surprised that Loves picks up some PFJ. Wouldn't think TA/Petro would unless it's a deal and it makes since for them. I think he's going to streamline this thing and the ones not making a profit, there going up for sale. JMHO.
       
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      well if one owns or has shares in trucking companies...wouldn't it make sense to own the fuel stops as well and get a better price for fuel and again drive down freight prices?
       
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      Drive down freight prices for market share? Maybe ...
      Or maybe use the acquisition to make better margins with the existing businesses ..

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      I don't think Warren Buffett companies would try to leverage one to help another I think every single investment must stand alone and offer him a return on investment or it won't stand for Long

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      Loves has been on a tear the last couple of years opening new truck stops. It appears to me that most if not all are new builds from the ground up; in locations where there is no competition from other national chains or a location that can support another national chain. Just my observation.
       
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      Very true Moot! My thinking is, it would be cheaper to buy one already built and a small remodel than build a new one. Loves does have a good customer base and most like to be close together.
       
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