OKLAHOMA CITY— Love's Travel Stops is expanding the tire brand offerings at 46 of the 52 Speedco truck service locations it acquired last year, so those locations align more closely with Love's other 440 truck stops around the country.
The selected Speedco stores now offer Aeolus-, Goodyear- and Yokohama-brand new tires in addition to the Bridgestone and Firestone brands already offered. Love's also is switching the retreads available at these locations to products made at its own retread shops.
"By offering more tire brands at Speedco locations, our technicians can examine the driver or fleet's budget and goals and provide them with more options for recommendations," said Aaron Aylworth, director of Speedco operations.
"When Love's acquired Speedco last year, the goal was to serve the trucking community in more ways, and providing them with more tire choices at Speedco stores is one way we are doing that."
Love's also is planning to expand the scope of light mechanical services available at Speedco locations to be more in line with those offered at it's Love's Travel Stops nationwide. These services include diesel oil changes, federal inspections and battery work.
Love's did not elaborate on why the tire portfolio change is not being offered at all Speedco locations.