January 17, 2020 9:15 AM, EST

Love’s Plans to Open 40 New Truck Stops

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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores announced plans Jan. 16 to open 40 new truck stops, adding 3,000 more parking spots and creating 2,500 jobs.

In 2019, Love’s hit a milestone when it opened its 500th location. This year, in addition to opening new facilities, the company plans to expand its selection of goods and services.

“We’ll open stores from coast to coast, continue to provide products and services that our customers depend upon and enhance our reputation as the company known for ‘Highway Hospitality,’ ” Love’s President Shane Wharton said in a statement.

“We’ve listened to our customers to build a business that caters to what customers need beyond fuel, including factoring, maintenance and fresh food options,” Wharton said. “We’ll continue listening so we can grow that mindset into the future.”

The new locations also will include additional service centers for truck maintenance.

The company this year has plans to open a sixth tire retread plant and distribution center in Milan, Tenn.

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