OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has changed the name of its truck maintenance network to Love's Truck Care from Love's Truck Tire Care to reflect the evolution of the preventive maintenance service portfolio available at its Travel Stops.
The change coincides with the opening of the firm's 400th Travel Stop with these services, in Marion, Ill. The network includes centers with Speedco-branded tire and service centers.
"In just over a decade, we've grown to be the nation's largest and most comprehensive preventive maintenance and total truck care network," Gary Price, executive vice president of truck care for Love's, said, "providing coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with more than 1,500 maintenance bays across the country."
Love's launched its Truck Tire Care service in 2008 and expanded it dramatically in 2017 with the acquisition of Speedco Inc. from Bridgestone Americas.
Thus far in 2020, Love's has opened 25 Travel Centers with either Truck Care or Speedco services on site. It had pledged in February, prior to the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to open 40 such centers in 2020.
"We're gearing up for big plans when it comes to 2021," Mr. Price said. "We have several large-scale projects rolling out that will take customer service to a whole new level. For us, it's all about getting customers back on the road quickly and safely and increasing uptime for fleets."
Love's operates over 530 Travel Stops & Country Stores in 41 states.
Love's carries 10 brands of tires at its Love's Truck Care and Speedco outlets: BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dayton, Double Coin, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin and Yokohama, along with Love's own Oliver Rubber system retreads.