OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops has begun stocking Double Coin-brand truck tires at its 380-plus Love's Truck Care and Speedco locations across the U.S., complementing nine other brands the Oklahoma City-based truck stop operator handles
Among the tires available are: the RR150 five-rib steer/all-position multi-use tire; RLB400 closed-shoulder drive position tire; and the TR100 shallow-tread trailer tire.
The Double Coin brand replaces the Aeolus brand in Love's tire portfolio. Love's handled the Double Coin brand before, from 2008-13.
Dan Jansen, Love's director of sales and service, said the truck centers are excited to expand their tire selection with the Double Coin brand. Love's operates more than 510 locations in 41 states, and employs more than 25,000.
"Our mission is to offer customers the best value on the road, and Double Coin certainly fits within that mission," Mr. Jansen said.
According to Double Coin, Love's and Speedco together are the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and truck care nationwide network, providing drivers and fleets access to certified technicians in order to service trucks and get them back on the road quickly and safely.
Tim Phillips, vice president of marketing and operations for Double Coin, said his brand is "thrilled" with the partnership.
"Love's has been a leader in truck stops and services for many decades and we are thrilled to ... provide their customers with a dependable first tire replacement."
Love’s carries nine other brands at its Love’s Truck Care and Speedco outlets: BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dayton, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin and Yokohama, along with Love's own Oliver Rubber system retreads.
Love’s recently opened seven Travel Stops with Love's Truck Care and Speedco operations on site offering tire, lube and mechanical services. The new locations are in: Malvern, Ark.; Moore Haven, Fla.; Watertown, Mich.; Obetz, Ohio; Staunton, Va., and Ellensburg and Tacoma, Wash.; the Ellensburg, Malvern, Obetz and Watertown Township sites have Speedco services available.
Double Coin tires have been available in the U.S. since 1992 and are available through several distributors, including Carroll Tire Co.; Tire Wholesalers Inc.; K&M Tire; and Lucy's Tire Inc.
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