Love’s Travel Stops Moves to No. 7 on Forbes’ List

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 17, 2011 — Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) was named No. 7 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

Companies on the Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies must make at least $2 billion in revenues, have more than 100 employees and may not be more than 50 percent owned by another public, private or foreign company. Mutually owned companies are excluded from the list.

Love’s ranking on Forbes’ list is attributed to tremendous growth over the past year. In addition to acquiring 26 travel stops as a result of the Pilot Flying J merger in 2010, Love’s will close 2011 with 19 new travel stops across the country.

“We invested resources on new construction and adding enhancements to current locations this year,” said Tom Love, Chairman and CEO of Love’s. “Love’s is committed to providing the highest quality facilities and delivering exceptional customer service to the driving public. Our growth and success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees across the country.”

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains entirely family-owned and operated. With more than 280 locations and 130 tire care centers in 39 states, Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 stores per year. Love’s is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s largest privately held companies. To learn more, go to, Facebook (, or follow @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.