Press Release

Completes first Fast-Fill CNG station in Texas Triangle Expansion

Love's opens Willis, Texas, to Heavy Duty CNG

OKLAHOMA CITY, February 11, 2014 Love's Fast-Fill compressed natural gas (CNG) is now available for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles at its travel stop in Willis, Texas, located on Interstate 45, Exit 95, thus opening its first Texas Triangle location. It’s the first of ten stations to open in this phase of the company’s plan to offerLove’s Fast-Fill CNG at more of its travel stops across the nation.

            “Willis is in a location that’s heavily traveled by professional fleets and light-duty vehicles, so this location makes sense. It’s the first station completed in theTexas Triangle, designed to make travel between Houston, Dallas and San Antonio using CNG feasible. We will open several more Love’s Fast-Fill CNG locations in additional areas to complete the triangle, opening up a corridor between the three cities,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas at Love’s.“We’re excited to introduce this cost-effective option to Willis and the state of Texas.”

            CNG is available for $1.99 in Willis, as well as a variety of other items and services Love’s is known for, including name brand snacks, fresh fruit, showers, Love’s Truck Tire Care and more. The station will host an event to celebrate the addition of CNG on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 11 a.m., involving customers who are on the cutting edge of alternative fuels and excited to use the station, such as Dart Transit Company.

            “Dart is leading the industry when it comes to alternative fuels,” said Jeff Resch, dedicated sales and operations manager for Dart. “Love’s heavy-duty CNG station in Willis is an ideal location for our dedicated business in Texas.”     

Love’s Fast-FillCNG gives professional drivers a similar experience to filling up with Love’s diesel or DEF. Love’s CNG stations are designed to deliver a fill rate of greater than 10 gallons per minute in all lanes, meaning a driver can fill a 100gallon equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less.

“We’ve made a promise to provide innovative solutions to our customers. Supplying them with the option to useLove’s Fast-Fill CNG is one way we’ve kept that promise,” said Cashmareck.  

Love’s previously announced it would expand its Love’s Fast-Fill CNG network at 10 of its travel stops across Texas and Oklahoma, as well as its travel stop inBurbank, Ohio. Love’s will offer in-lane, fast-fill CNG at the following locations by the end of 2014.

Ft. Worth - I-35 W, Exit 40
Dallas - I-35/I-20, Exit 466
Rockwall - I-30, Exit 283
Houston – 610 Loop, Exit 24A
Katy – I-10, Exit 737
San Antonio – I-35, Exit 144
Seguin – I-10, Exit 604
Amarillo - I-40, Exit 74
Oklahoma City – I-40, Exit 140
Oklahoma City – I-40, Exit 166
Burbank, Ohio – I-71, Exit 204

Click here for a map of our current CNG locations.

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 310 locations and 180 Love’s a Tire Care centers in 39 states, Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 stores per year. Love’s is currently ranked No. 9 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops), or follow @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.