company's first slogan, "Big on Service," was personified
in the form of a friendly giant during the 1960s. And truckers agree,
among U.S. truckstops, the Giant Travel Center in Gallup, NM, is
one of the biggest.
Industries Inc. announced today that the 65-acre facility had been
sold to Pilot Travel Centers LLC.
120 miles east of Albuquerque on I-40, the truckstop is Pilot’s
third travel center in New Mexico. About 5,000 big rigs and automobiles
stop there each day. The center pumps 30 million to 35 million gallons
of diesel and gasoline a year.
Industries Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, is a refiner and
marketer of petroleum products. The company says the sale should
be final at the end of the month.