truck stops

Love’s kicks off 50th anniversary

Love’s Travel Stops  kicked off its 50th anniversary by with founder and executive chairman Tom Love announcing the company would undergo a record year of building. Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 new stores per year. However, the company will open as many as 30 new stores this year, Love said. The truck stop chain will also enters its 40th state – Maryland. The travel stop in Cumberland, Md., is projected to open this fall. Love’s is ...

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New Flying J opens in Aurora, Ore.

Pilot Flying J announced Jan. 13 the opening of Flying J Travel Plaza in Aurora, Ore. The Aurora Travel Plaza is located off Interstate 5 at exit 278. It is Pilot Flying J’s tenth location in Oregon and will add 60 new jobs. The Aurora Flying J Travel Plaza offers amenities, including: - Nine diesel lanes, 16 gas lanes and two RV lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling - Seven showers; 93 truck parking spots and 69 ...

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Iowa 80 turns 50

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, it announced this week.   The truck stop began serving truckers out of a small white enamel building in 1964 before Interstate 80 was completely built.  Bill Moon, Iowa 80 founder, located the spot, at what is now Exit 284, for Standard Oil. They built and opened the truck stop with Bill taking over management a year later, in 1965.  Today, after 28 expansions and remodels, ...

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Added bonus at the W.Va. Tamarack

In 1996, Tamarack was opened by the West Virginia Parkways Authority at the Beckley Service Plaza on I-64 as an economic development project.

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Love’s opens new locations in Texas, Missouri and South Carolina

Love’s Travel Stops opened three new travel locations this week: Pecos, Texas., on I-20, at Exit 42; St. Louis, Mo., on I-70, at Exit 246A; and Lexington, S.C., on I-20, at Exit 51. The additions expand its nationwide network to 312 stops. The Love’s in Pecos features Chester’s International, McDonald’s and Subway restaurants and has 116 truck parking spaces. The St. Louis location offers McDonald’s and Subway restaurants and 97 truck parking spaces. The Lexington store ...

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Love’s opens in Ritzville, Wash., stop

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Ritzville, Wash., on I-90, Exit 221, on Oct. 31. This location is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Ritzville Love’s offers 72 truck parking spaces, a Carl’s Jr. restaurant, various gift items and name-brand snacks. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center will open in December. Bulk DEF will be available at the pump at all diesel lanes, along with RFID cardless fueling technology, CAT scales, ...

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New Love’s opens in Nickajack Lake, Tenn.

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Nickajack Lake, Tenn., on I-24, Exit 158. The Nickajack Lake Love’s includes 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and McDonald’s restaurants and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. The location is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bulk DEF will be available at the pump at all diesel lanes, along with RFID cardless fueling technology, CAT scales, seven showers and other amenities. For a limited time, ...

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Inland opens service shop in Tulsa area

Inland expanded its presence in the Tulsa area, opening a second location in addition to its 5454 South 108th East Avenue shop. The new location, formerly Midwest Diesel, is located at 300 North Hickory Avenue in Broken Arrow. The new service shop shares the schedule of the parts store. It’s open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Love’s opens stop in Eagleville, Mo.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Eagleville, Mo., at 21022 State Hwy N. (I-35 at exit 106). Professional truck drivers will receive extra “My Love Rewards” loyalty points on fueling purchases at the new location through Nov. 30. The Eagleville Love’s includes 64 truck parking spaces, a Subway restaurant and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, all open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bulk DEF will be available at the pump at all ...

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Pilot Flying J Expands Network in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Pilot Flying J has opened a new Flying J stop in Mt. Vernon, Ill. The new location is at 101 S 45 St. There are 200 parking spaces, eight showers, laundry facilities and a certified scale. The company is planning a $50 million restroom remodel next year at all 650 Flying J locations. In 2011, the company launched a $50 million project to remodel driver showers, and it offers DEF at the pump at more than 3,400 lanes ...

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