Love’s opens 2 new locations; adds dog parks


Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations — one in Texas, one in Ohio — and has started adding dog parks at many existing locations with plans for many more next year.

Love’s last week opened a new travel stop in Sonora, Texas. The new location, off I-10, Exit 404, includes 71 truck parking spaces.

The more than 11,000-square-foot facility is open 24/7 and offers:

  • Chester’s Chicken and Subway restaurants
  • Eight diesel bays
  • Seven showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Speedco location on-site
  • Mobile to Go Zone
  • CAT scale

The company also last week opened a new travel stop in Sidney, Ohio. The new location, at 2241 Fair Road (off I-75, Exit 90) has 130 truck parking spaces.

The more than 16,000-square-foot facility is open 24/7 and has:

  • Speedco location on-site
  • Chester’s Chicken, Godfather’s Pizza and Hardee’s restaurants
  • Nine showers
  • Nine diesel bays
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mobile to Go Zone
  • CAT scale

“The trucking industry is a vital component in serving our local companies, at least one of which has as many as 150 trucks a day entering and leaving their business,” said Mike Barhorst, mayor of Sidney. “As a result, Love’s made the decision to come to Sidney, and it was not a surprise. We know that Love’s will be successful here as they serve not only our local companies but the 56,456 passenger vehicles and 15,364 trucks that travel through Sidney each day on I-75.”

The Sidney location is nearly 5,000 square-feet larger than the average Love’s Travel Stop.

Love’s has opened four dog parks. (Love’s photo)Love’s has opened four dog parks. (Love’s photo)

The new location in Sidney features a dog park, a new feature Love’s is adding to many locations.

Love’s last week announced it also opened dog parks at four of its locations and plans to open them at 29 other travel centers in 2019.

Love’s that now have dog parks are located at:

  • 200 Lower River Road NW, Charleston, Tennessee (I-75, Exit 33)
  • 9155 Highway 321 N. Lenoir City, Tennessee (I-40, Exit 346)
  • 1911 Highway 34 W. Dillon, South Carolina (I-95, Exit 190)
  • 3205 Five Chop Road Orangeburg, South Carolina (I-26, Exit 154A)

Each dog park is 50 feet by 100 feet and includes double air-locked gates, pet waste stations, a bench, smoker’s receptacle, and an off-leash area. The dog parks are clearly marked from the parking lot and are open to both professional drivers and the traveling public, according to a statement from the company.