HESPERIA Long-haul truckers who run into engine trouble between Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be able to pull off in Hesperia and get emergency repairs later next year.


J&R Fleet Services, which has locations in Bloomington and Fontana, is currently walking their proposal through channels at the city.


The facility will initially provide 21 jobs, although that number is eventually expected to rise to 80.


"It's actually a truck services facility. Basically, they do fleet work," Steve Lantsberger, Hesperia's director of Economic Development, said Friday. "If you need to have an engine rebuilt, drive train, brakes or suspension. ... They pull in there and get it done while they wait."


The two-story 41-bay 105,000 square foot structure will include a restaurant on the 10-acre property.


"They don't fuel there," Lantsberger said. "It's not fuel and it's not paint or bodywork. Pretty much everything else is done on-site."


And done fast: The company's aim is for 85 percent of trucks that are brought in to be back out on the road the same day they're brought in.


"It's heavy repair. A lot of these truck stops have a lube and oil type situation, but they will not do engine removal type of things."


The facility will be located on Caliente Road, near Joshua Street, west of the Pilot Travel Center.


The city has not yet issued all the necessary permits for construction to begin, but Lantsberger estimates the facility will open in late summer or early fall of 2012.


"It's a very good project for the city and for the logistics and trucking industry that's a big part of our local economy," Lantsberger said.


Beau Yarbrough may be reached at (760) 956-7108 or at beau@HesperiaStar.com.