OKLAHOMA CITY—Love’s Travel Stops has opened two travel stops—one in Newport, Tennessee, and the other in Ripley, New York, according to a news release.
The Newport store adds 60 jobs and 70 truck parking spaces to Cocke County. The Ripley store adds 85 jobs and 94 truck parking spaces to Chautauqua County.
“We’re excited to open our 19th and fourth location in Tennessee and New York, respectively,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Love’s offers clean and safe places for customers to stop when they’re on the road, and team members will get them back on the way to their destination quickly and safely.”
The locations are open 24/7 and offer many amenities, including Chester’s Chicken, Godfather’s Pizza and Petro’s Chili (Newport, Tennessee); Hardee’s (Ripley, New York); RV parking spaces; showers and laundry facilities; CAT scale; bean-to-cup gourmet coffee; Fresh Kitchen concept; Mobile to Go Zone; and a dog park.
In honor of the grand openings, Love’s will donate $2,000 to the Ripley Central School District and the Grassy Forks Volunteer Fire Department in Newport.
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 opened 38 new locations, added over 3,000 truck parking spaces and donated several million dollars to support its core customer—professional truck drivers, sick and homeless children, veterans and more.
“This year, we will continue to improve the amenities and services our customers have come to love and expect when they stop at our locations; new features will also be added that we think will wow them,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “Our customers and team members made last year a great one, and we expect the same for this year, as we continue to get customers back on the road quickly and safely.”
Love’s recently announced its annual Share the Love event raised $100,000 for 10 nonprofits across the U.S. on behalf of its over 35,000 employees.