OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has extended a $2-per-hour pay increase and temporary sick pay related to COVID-19 through March 31, 2021, the company announced in December.
Love’s is also guaranteeing current store managers receive quarterly bonuses for first-quarter 2021. The “Team First” initiative comes as dedicated team members continue to serve customers during the pandemic and includes customer-facing hourly employees at Love’s owned hotels, Speedco and Love’s Truck Care.
“Our team members did a fantastic job of caring for each other and our customers in 2020, and we know that will continue into the new year,” said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer of Love’s. “We want to continue to support our teams as they’re on the front lines and are essential in getting professional drivers and four-wheel customers back on the road quickly and safely.”
In March 2020, Love’s implemented a $2-per-hour pay raise and additional paid sick time in situations related to COVID-19 for team members’ dedication during the pandemic. The Team First initiative also includes half-off meals for employees.
Love’s travel stop network includes more than 540 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and based in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 29,000 people. It provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has more than 400 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations, which offer oil change, preventive maintenance and truck care through a nationwide network.