OKLAHOMA CITY—Love's Travel Stops is set to open up to 50 new travel stops and add more than 3,000 truck parking spots and 3,000 jobs in 2021, the company reports. The announcement follows a challenging 2020 in which Love's opened 38 new locations, added more than 3,000 truck parking spaces and donated several million dollars to fight COVID-19, injustice and poverty and to help sick and injured children.
"2020 was difficult, but our teams worked together to open new locations, add parking spaces and serve customers despite the pandemic," said Shane Wharton, president of Love's. "In 2021, we'll grow our travel stop network where our customers have asked us to, add new products and services and open new truck care centers to get professional truck drivers back on the road quickly and safely."
Other plans for 2021 include opening 30-plus Love's Truck Care and Speedco locations, the nation's largest oil change and preventive maintenance network with roadside coverage for professional drivers; enhance the Love's Connect mobile app; expand Love's-branded product line; introduce new fresh food offerings, and increase fueling options across the U.S. through Trillium, a provider of alternative and renewable fuel supplies.
As reported in NACS Daily, Love’s already has opened several new locations in the Midwest this year. The family-owned company has more than 540 locations in 41 states.