Love's ambitious plans for the new year include adding thousands of new truck parking spaces, expanding on-site truck and tire care services and opening more than 40 new locations, bringing Love's location count to more than 500 nationwide.
"We aim to surpass our Customers' needs and are dedicated to improving the lives of professional drivers," said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love's. "The truck parking shortage is a continued focus for us, which is why we plan to add more than 3,000 truck parking spaces at new travel stops this year.
The addition of more than 30 Love's Truck Tire Care and Speedco locations will also provide our Customers with many more convenient, affordable and reliable options to get them back on the road quicker. We're eager to add these additional resources for our Customers to enjoy."
Since Love's acquired Speedco in 2017, Speedco began offering tire and lube services, making it the largest oil change and preventative maintenance nationwide network on the road today. Speedco expanded its tire brand offerings into locations nationwide in 2018 to include Michelin, Goodyear, Yokohama, Aeolus, Kelly, Bridgestone, Dayton, BF Goodrich and Love's Retread tires for professional drivers.
Love's Retread tires undergo the most comprehensive five-stage retread process, making them the most inspected retreads on the road today. Love's Retread tires are available in all Love's shops nationwide and are now available for direct delivery to fleet terminals across the country. Love's has additional plans to open a new retread distribution center this spring, with more distribution locations planned for the future.
The tremendous growth of off-site fleet direct tire sales and Shop Connect, Love's one-stop-shop for fleets to manage accounts and schedule maintenance and inspections at any Love's or Speedco location, provides Customers with improved service speeds and quicker response times in 2019.
Love's Financial continues to offer freight factoring solutions for Customers in 2019, providing fast and flexible financing with no hassle. Some of the numerous benefits of freight factoring with Love's Financial include 24/7 online access, high advances, professional receivables management, bundled packages for greater savings and a no fee Love's Express Credit card for fuel, tires, maintenance and in-store purchases.
Trillium, one of the nation's leading providers of alternative fuels systems and renewable fuels and member of the Love's Family of Companies, now offers creative financing options for heavy duty trucking transactions and will continue expanding its offerings this year with added electric vehicle charging stations, solar panel installations, hydrogen fueling stations as well as additional compressed natural gas (CNG) locations.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love's) is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 480 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 23,000 people.