Just in time for Labor Day weekend, a new truck stop has opened off Interstate 10 east of the airport, offering truckers, RVers and other motorists an array of options for fuel and food.
The Pilot Travel Center opened Monday at 5570 E. Travel Plaza Way, at South Craycroft Road and I-10 (Exit 268).
The new center has eight diesel fueling lanes and 12 gasoline lanes featuring high-speed pumps; two recreational-vehicle fueling lanes; Subway, Taco Bell and Cinnabon restaurants; other food offerings including pizza, soups, salads and sandwiches; premium coffee and cappuccino; and a store for quick shopping needs.
The new travel center employs 105 people and is expected to contribute $4.4 million annually in state and local tax revenue, according to Tennessee-based operator Pilot Flying J.
The Tucson travel center is the company’s 13th in Arizona and 667th in North America. They serve more than 1.3 million customers daily, the company said.
In the past year, Pilot Flying J has opened 20 travel centers across North America, the company said.