Love’s grows, plans more driver services in 2017

Love’s Travel Stops had a record year in 2016 opening 47 new locations, and has plans to open over 50 more this year.

When Love’s opens its travel stop in Hardin, Montana, this spring, it will mark the company’s first location in its 41st state. Company officials say Love’s will open stores across 25 states in 2017, including its second travel stop in Maryland, which is scheduled to open in Hagerstown this spring.

Love’s Communications Specialist Kealy Dorian chats with company founder Tom LoveLove’s Communications Specialist Kealy Dorian chats with company founder Tom Love

All new travel stops offer amenities such as showers, truck parking, DEF and other driver services, and all locations feature one or more quick-service restaurants. Last year, Love’s added three new brands at select locations and now operates six IHOP Express restaurants, two Dunkin’ Donuts locations and one Taco John’s restaurant. Additional travel stops with the new concepts are scheduled to open this year.

Love’s will also expand its Customer laundry facilities in 2017. Several travel stops already offer laundry, and approximately 100 locations will feature washers and dryers by the end of the year.

In addition to adding more than 3,400 truck-parking spaces at new stores and expanding truck-parking at existing sites, Love’s Truck Tire Care will continue to add locations and services.

According to the company, Love’s Hospitality will open eight hotels in 2017, including Love’s first Holiday Inn Express in Prosser, Washington, and Love’s first Hampton Inn in Wells, Nevada. Love’s Hospitality will operate 19 hotels by the end of the year.