Viva Aratula truck stop grand opening looms

Fuel firm highlights number of firsts related to facility

Viva Aratula truck stop grand opening looms
Aratula service station breaks new ground for Viva


Viva Energy has opened a new, truck friendly, $4 million service station in the Scenic Rim town of Aratula, 90km south-west of Brisbane and is preparing to for a Saturday event to celebrate it.

The Shell branded service station features a dedicated truck refuelling area with ultra-high low Shell Diesel pumps. AdBlue is also available.

With truck drivers expected to make up the majority of customers at this site, in a first for the region, the facility is offering extensive truck parking, and an exclusive truck driver’s lounge with dedicated shower facilities.

A separate motorist refuelling area offers Shell Premium Unleaded 98 and other quality fuels.

The site offers free WiFi to all motorists. Caterer Country Cauldron Pty Ltd, will operate a dine-in café with "an extensive food menu and barista-quality coffee". Additional food choices will be on offer soon.

 "After 20 weeks of construction we are very pleased that the site will now be able to provide more than a dozen local jobs," Viva commercial and strategy manager Sally King says.

"This service station is ideally located to provide a welcome rest and refuel stop for motorists, particularly truck drivers, who are often travelling long distances.

"We understand the importance of regular breaks, which can be a safety requirement for truck drivers, but also that motorists and truck drivers want to stop at a quality facility which enables them to refuel their vehicles and provide a range of eating options.

"Our Aratula service station is Viva Energy’s first independently managed service station.

"The site aligns perfectly with our growing portfolio of high quality and strategically located Australian service station sites."

The opening of the facility has now been postponed until further notice due to severe weather conditions in the region. 


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