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Truck Stops Aim to be All-in-one Service Providers

By Sean Kilcarr, Fleet Owner 2017-01-04

Chris McElhaney boils the strategic planning for most truck stops today down to a single word: convenience, for truck drivers and fleets alike.

“They will do anything they can not to have to stop at three different places,” he explained to Fleet Owner.

For example, as general manager of the Flying J truck stop located on Foster Road outside San Antonio, TX, he’s hoping to add a tire shop to his facility in the near future – a key part of the new five year plan his parent company, Pilot Flying J (PFJ), announced last month.

McElhaney emphasized, however, that older truck stops like his location along Foster Road face some extra difficulties when trying to make such additions. 

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