Technology/Services

Love’s Opens Its 1st Truck Washes, With More on the Way

Travel stop chain aims to add additional locations over next 2 years
Love’s Truck Washes
Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is adding its first truck wash services to select travel stops and Speedco locations.

Love’s Truck Washes have opened in Harrisonville, Missouri, and Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and the chain plans to open additional ones soon in Hazen and Prescott, Arkansas, as well as several more over the next two years.

Love’s Truck Washes are equipped with automated technology and are expected to provide the same quality as a hand wash but in half the time of other truck washes in the country, the Oklahoma City-based company said.

“Love’s was founded on innovation and thinking differently, so starting this new service is an exciting initiative that gets customers back on the road quickly,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “We listened to our customers on this new offer. The convenience of being able to fuel, wash their truck, park and go inside all in one location is convenient and ideal for our professional drivers, as well as our RV customers.”

  • Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is No. 14 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

The washes start with a driver pulling into the designated truck wash bay, selecting their service and pulling their vehicle into the bay. The driver remains in the vehicle while the automatic three-brush roller system starts the process of high-pressure washing. The system moves over the vehicle using strategically placed sensors, pressure-washing sprayers and rotary brushes, the company said.

Love’s attendants oversee the process, with an average of three employees working across two bays from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Services and prices vary based on equipment type and include options for a standard tractor/trailer, box truck, tractor, RV/motor home, pickup with travel trailer or 1-ton truck. The wash uses reclaimed water for the initial rinse and trailer wash outs save water, Love’s said, and the chemicals are certified safe for the environment.

Prices start at $19.99 for a 1-ton truck wash and go up to $69.99 for a tractor/trailer wash, according to Love’s website. Add-on packages include a trailer wash and sanitize ($49.99), an acid wash ($24.99) and a tire dressing ($8.99). Drivers can earn and spend My Love Rewards points at all truck wash locations.

Love’s has more than 610 locations in 42 states. It provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has more than 430 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network with more than 1,500 maintenance bays and 1,200 emergency roadside vehicles available for customers.

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