Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s stop opens in Ottawa, Kan.

Truckers will receive extra points on purchases with store cards through Nov. 27 at a newly opened stop in Ottawa, Kan., at Exit 183 off Interstate 35, Love’s Travel Stops said. The new travel center features a Hardee’s restaurant, 70 truck parking spaces, diesel exhaust fluid dispensers, CAT scales, five showers and a game room. The Truck Tire Care center is also at the stop. For details, visit Love’s.

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Love’s raises $1.1M for children’s hospitals

Love's donated record amount for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during five-week fundraising campaign.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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Love’s opens two travel centers

New facilities are in Ocala, Fla., and Dickson, Tenn.

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Trucking continues coming to Joplin aid

The stories about relief efforts in Joplin keep coming in. Before I get to a couple more, I thought I'd take a moment to note that I will be out of the office through June 7, though Channel 19 will continue to bring all manner of side routes and byways into the industry in my time away. Definitely keep ears on Monday for an awesome Memorial Day dispatch by Overdrive managing editor Lucinda Coulter. (If ...

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Love’s donates to Boys & Girls Club

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has donated $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Robertson County, Texas. The gift is part of the company's commitment to the people and communities and which it operates, the travel center says.

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Got snow?

Here in the Southeast (though in Nashville I'm approaching the region's northern edge), it's been uncommonly wintry this week, as you can see from this pic, taken at the Love's on Trinity Lane at I-65. Further South, things have been much worse, though, evidenced in part by Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based driver Vernon Cook's 24-hour wait at an I-285 junction with I-75 reported on by the Associated Press here. You can be certain he wasn't the only ...

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Buy Right

Slash your costs by knowing when and where to purchase fuel. And make sure you’re getting the most value from a fuel card and a fuel surcharge.

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DEF available at Love’s truck stops

Diesel exhaust fluid storage and dispensing services are available at Love’s Travel Stops’ fuel islands, the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company announced. The bulk dispensing systems of Blue 1USA diesel exhaust fluid will be added at key locations, said Terry Ross, vice president of Love’s construction and environmental services. For details, go to www.loves.com.

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Pilot, Flying J merge

Pilot Flying J is selling 26 locations to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores as required by the Federal Trade Commission as a condition for the merger.

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