The quality of truck stops, in some areas continues to improve as new facilities come on stream. South Australia’s convenience retailer OTR has opened a new facility for truck drivers on a major truck route out of Adelaide at Port Wakefield Road, Bolivar.
The construction of the OTR Port Wakefield Road site was the largest single investment to date made by the Peregrine Corporation, in building an OTR convenience store catering for B doubles and road trains up to 36.5 metres in length.
Built on a site, which is over 3 hectares, the store is a new experience offering 24 hour services including new truck driver facilities with showers, a truckies’ lounge and a separate truck fuelling area under a dedicated canopy with BP Ultimate Diesel with hi flow pumps and AdBlue bowsers.
There is also 24 hour food on offer with a drive through retail store, Oporto Chicken, Wok in a Box, car wash, a supermarket, Brumby’s bakery and a Krispy Kreme factory.
“This site is giving truck drivers a great facility where they able to stop, refuel, refresh and rest,” said Michaela Webster, OTR Chief Operating Officer. “We want to give our customers the best facilities we can and are already fine tuning some aspects like where the truck drivers park to sleep so noise for them is kept to a minimum.”
The OTR fuel card can also be used at the site, it is accepted at over 130 OTR sites around South Australia and nationally through the BP network offering flexible invoicing and payment terms and vehicle performance analysis reports for companies.
“The building of this OTR store has created important jobs for South Australian’s across construction, food manufacturing and retail sectors,” said Michaela. “We are an innovative and dynamic family business that is proud to be generating jobs and investing in the future of South Australia.”