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Truck-Stop King Looks to Corner Hauling in Chaotic Permian

Alex Nussbaum
Truck-Stop King Looks to Corner Hauling in Chaotic Permian

America’s biggest truck-stop company wants to be the solution to some of the shortages bedeviling the Permian shale basin. Pilot Flying J, better known for its more than 750 roadside travel centers, announced two deals earlier this year to almost double its crude-hauling capacity to 220,000 barrels a day. The company backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has plans for even more growth, with expansions into wastewater trucking and sand delivery that would add two more services crucial to hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.