OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 6, 2016) — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is planning to expand the range of truck maintenance services offered at its 390-plus locations nationwide beyond the existing truck tire care and light mechanical options.
The additional maintenance offering focuses on oil changes to the motor, transmission and gear boxes and is complemented by preventive maintenance services including fluid levels, fluid and filter quality checks and lube services, Love's said.
“As Love's continues to work every day to find ways to lower costs for our customers, we have received consistent feedback that a nationwide maintenance network would help greatly to increase utilization and decrease down time,” said Frank Love, co-CEO.
“We will make the investment over the next 12 months to add all of the capabilities our customers need across our entire network. By the end of 2017, we will have more than 300 maintenance facilities ready to take care of the trucking industry's over-the-road maintenance needs.”
Love's did not quantify the investment required to upgrade its network of stores, but said the move likely would create about 300 jobs — one at each location that offers the expanded services.
This latest expansion of services follows the advent this year of a truck tire care program, which includes a retread component, and the TirePass services for onsite tire maintenance across the country.