2017 marked a big year of growth for Love’s Travel Stops, which rounded out a busy year of expansion with the opening of its final store of the year in Troy, Texas.
Love’s opened 36 new stores in 2017, including eight locations in December with the new travel stop in Troy, located at Interstate 35, Exit 308.
This year, Love’s added approximately 2,600 new truck parking spaces to the nation’s interstates and highways.
“2017 was an active year for Love’s at the store level and beyond,” said Frank Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “We opened 36 new locations, all of which were built from the ground up, entered into the state of Montana and acquired Speedco, a well-known company serving the trucking industry. We’re providing for Customers in new ways and in more areas than ever before.”
Love’s added 190 showers at new travel stops in 2017. Nearly 40 locations now offer public laundry services. All new travel stops offer amenities such as showers, truck parking, DEF, quick-service restaurants and other driver services. With the opening of its travel stop in Hardin, Montana, last summer, Love’s expanded into its 41st state. Love’s now operates more than 440 locations in 41 states and employs 20,000 people.
Love’s also added to its maintenance and service offerings in 2017. The acquisition of Speedco this year, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry, added 52 locations to Love’s tire care network. Love’s Truck Tire Care added 19 new locations, bringing the total number of truck tire care and Speedco locations to more than 320.
The new Love’s in Troy offers a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, 114 truck parking spaces, seven showers and other driver services. The 24/7 facility also features McDonald’s and Subway restaurants, a game room, laundry capabilities, gourmet coffee, fountain drinks, gift items, name-brand snacks and more.