Love's picks up the expansion pace

Dec. 22, 2016
Charting current and future truck stop trends

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores had a big year in 2016, opening 47 new locations in 20 states, which added more than 3,000 new truck-parking spaces and 220 showers to its network, and as of now, Love’s hopes to add 3,100 more parking spaces in 2017. To get a front-line view of the company’s ongoing expansion effort, Fleet Owner recently toured Love’s Natalia, TX, location on I-35 and got some insight from the facility’s general manager, Andrew Uviedo, about what trucking customers want from the truck stops they frequent. (All photos by Aaron Marsh for Fleet Owner)

About the Author

Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

About the Author

Aaron Marsh

Before computerization had fully taken hold and automotive work took someone who speaks engine, Aaron grew up in Upstate New York taking cars apart and fixing and rewiring them, keeping more than a few great jalopies (classics) on the road that probably didn't deserve to be. He spent a decade inside the Beltway covering Congress and the intricacies of the health care system before a stint in local New England news, picking up awards for both pen and camera.

He wrote about you-name-it, from transportation and law and the courts to events of all kinds and telecommunications, and landed in trucking when he joined FleetOwner in July 2015. Long an editorial leader, he was a keeper of knowledge at FleetOwner ready to dive in on the technical and the topical inside and all-around trucking—and still turned a wrench or two. Or three. 

Aaron previously wrote for FleetOwner. 

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