Love’s Opens New Locations in California, Illinois and Iowa

The company will donate $2,000 to local causes in each community.

December 19, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY—Love’s Travel Stops has opened new travel stops in Muscatine, Iowa; Patterson, California; and Normal, Illinois. The Muscatine location adds 60 jobs and 29 truck parking spaces to Muscatine County; the Patterson location adds 85 jobs and 91 truck parking spaces to Stanislaus County; and the Normal location adds 110 jobs and 111 truck parking spaces to McLean County.

“There’s no better time to open three locations in one day than in the month of December as professional drivers and four-wheel customers are on the highways during the holiday season,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “Whether it’s fresh food, snacks, coffee or just somewhere to stretch your legs, Love’s is excited to show customers Highway Hospitality in Muscatine, Patterson and Normal.”

The locations are open 24/7 and offer many amenities, including Chester’s Chicken, Godfather’s Pizza, Arby’s, Bojangles, diesel bays, showers, laundry facilities, CAT scale, Speedco, bean-to-cup gourmet coffee, Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories and a dog park.

In honor of the grand openings, Love’s will donate $2,000 to the following organizations:

  • Muscatine: Muscatine Center for Social Action.
  • Patterson: Patterson Unified School District.
  • Normal: The donation will be split between McLean County School District and Bloomington Area Career Center.

In January, Love’s said it plans to open more than 40 locations and add more than 3,000 truck parking spaces and 3,000 jobs in 2022.

In 2021, the company welcomed 38 new locations, added over 3,000 truck parking spaces and donated several million dollars to support professional truck drivers, sick and homeless children, veterans and more.