Briefly: Love's adds new Truck Care in Salinas, CA; rebuilds five others

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Love's Travel Stops

 Love’s Travel Stops recently opened a new Love’s Truck Care location to serve professional drivers in Salinas, California.

Love’s Truck Care and Speedco also recently completed upgrades to five existing locations, two of which now have truck wash services. These projects add five service bays, four truck wash bays and three new service trucks to Love’s nationwide maintenance network. 

The new and remodeled locations can be found next to Love’s Travel Stops in:  

These locations all offer tire, lube, light mechanical services and roadside services for professional drivers and fleets at affordable prices. Love’s Truck Care and Speedco are also the exclusive warranty repair and campaign recall service provider for Freightliner and International trucks. 

Love’s Truck Care and Speedco have more than 430 locations across the country with more than 1,300 service bays and 900 roadside service trucks. 

Texan elected president of ATHS

The American Truck Historical Society recently elected David Schnautz of LaPorte, Texas as its president for a two-year term.

According to a statement from ATHS, Schnautz's passion for trucking began at a young age, influenced by his family's deep roots in the industry. His journey in the trucking world started in 1986 when he became an owner/operator. His first truck was a 1980 R model Mack, marking the beginning of a successful career that would eventually lead to co-owning a company. In 1989, Schnautz and his brother Danny joined Clark Freight Lines Inc. in Pasadena, Texas.They purchased the company from the retiring owner in 2021.Today the company has a fleet of over 155 trucks and numerous trailers. David Schnautz is currently the Vice President of Clark Freight Lines Inc.

Schnautz joined the ATHS in 1991. He served as chapter president. and Texas/Oklahoma regional vice president, and eventually to a position on the executive board. He has served on the executive board for over four years..

“It (ATHS) is dear to me because of the history of the industry. My grandpa, dad, and three uncles were all involved in the industry and drove trucks.I was introduced to a noisy truck when I was just a baby. My roots run deep in trucking and trucks,” he said.

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As ATHS President, David says that his primary goals include delivering the best service possible to ATHS members and reducing negativity within the society. He believes that business can be conducted with a sense of enjoyment and aims to promote the society's mission and passion to a broader audience.

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