Love’s Travel Stops is planning to open 40 new stores in 2018 after adding 36 locations in 2017. Over the past five years, the truck stop chain has opened 147 new locations. It estimates it will add thousands of new truck parking spaces as it continues to open new locations this year.
Love’s plans to add automated showers at most of its locations, create 42 additional laundry locations and three new Love’s Hospitality hotels in the new year. All of these developments will create 2,500 new jobs. Select Speedco locations will be adding light mechanical offerings.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.