This shiny new truck stop opened just in time for big rig and holiday travelers. This new center is geared more toward the small fleet and driver/owners instead of large trucking corporations with daily hauls instead of long-haul truckers. A similar station was built in Clint, Texas. The 24/7 convenience facility features fresh fruit cups, pizza, and a hot food menu. It is located at 900 SE Frontage Rd, off Interstate 10, at Exit 140B.
The center site was built at the old Conoco location in far east Van Horn next to Mountain View RV Park and could potentially expand to about 130 more slots for truck parking, helping to reduce truck parking in non-parking areas. The design and location also provide easy-off-easy-on for truckers and will prevent the congestion seen frequently in other local truck stops.
The new Xpress Fuel location will add about 45 to 55 local jobs to the community and is expected to annually contribute revenues of $52,000 in sales tax, $63,846 in property tax, $194,000 in county taxes, and $1.7 million to the state, according to an economic impact study done by the company.