Love’s Travel Stops

Connect with Love’s on your phone

Since its debut in mid-2011, the Love’s Connect smartphone app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices has seen multiple upgrades aimed at streamlining and cementing users’ connections to Love’s Travel Stops’ services. Today, the app not only provides an efficient stop locator tool, but drivers can utilize one-touch contact of Love’s nationwide dispatch service for roadside assistance, info on bulk DEF prices (in addition to fuel prices) and parking data for each stop. The app ...

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Parking Solutions

Governmental efforts to expand truck parking continue in many states. The next step — providing real-time space availability information — is just around the corner in select areas.

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Love’s jumps to 7th on Forbes’ annual list

Forbes ranked Love's Travel Stops in seventh place on its list of America's largest private companies. The Oklahoma City, Okla.-based travel center chain rose 11 places from last year's ranking, the largest jump on the list of 212 companies. Companies on the Forbes list must make at least $2 billion in revenues, have more than 100 employees and may not be more than 50 percent owned by another public, private or foreign company. The chain acquired 26 ...

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Love’s opens in Strafford, Mo., outreach slated

Drivers are eligible for double so-called loyalty points on store cards through Dec. 10 at a new truck stop in Strafford, Mo., off Interstate 44, exit 88, Love's Travel Stops announced. The stop includes A Hardee’s restaurant, 90 truck spaces, diesel exhaust dispensers, CAT scales, five showers and a game room. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is set to open at the travel stop within the next two weeks. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers are open ...

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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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