Love’s to open its first fast-fill CNG location in Georgia
OKLAHOMA CITY, November 6, 2014 – Love’s Travel Stops will introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) at its first location in Georgia. Upon completion, Love’s existing travel stop in Thomson will be the company’s 18th CNG location and the first connecting the East Coast with Love’s Fast-Fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles.
“Our network is rapidly growing largely because of customer demand,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas for Love’s. “Our initial CNG facilities in Oklahoma and Texas have been very well received and our customers are asking for it in additional regions. With this expansion, we can meet the needs of fleets and leisure drivers at a more competitive cost.”
The commitment to bring Love’s Fast-Fill CNG to a new part of the country happened in part because of Werner Enterprises, one of the five largest truckload carriers in the nation. The transport company plans to purchase eight CNG trucks specifically for the Thomson area. They asked the travel stop company to provide them with a reliable place to fill.
“Love’s has been a great business partner for many years as they’ve provided various services for our fleet,” said Steve Phillips, senior vice president of fleet resources for Werner Enterprises. “Adding CNG at a growing number of locations, Thomson in particular, will help us run our business more efficiently, while also helping us uphold our commitment to clean, affordable and domestically produced energy.”
With Love’s Travel Stops located directly on interstates and highways, drivers have easy access to CNG adjacent to stores with all the amenities necessary to support their needs. Love’s Fast-Fill CNG is available in-lane along with diesel and diesel exhaust fuel (DEF). It offers a fill rate of greater than 10 gallons per minute,meaning a driver can fill a 100 gallon equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less. Drivers also have the benefit of earning points on their My Love Rewards cards when purchasing CNG.
CNG is expected to be available in Thomson by spring 2015.
Fast-fill locations now open:
1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – I-40, Exit 140
2. Willis, Texas – I-45, Exit 95
3. Houston, Texas – 610 Loop, Exit 24A
4. Dallas, Texas - I-35/I-20, Exit 466
5. Ft. Worth, Texas - I-35 W, Exit 40
6. Katy, Texas – I-10, Exit 737
7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – I-40, Exit 166
8. Rockwall, Texas - I-30, Exit 283
9. San Antonio, Texas – I-35, Exit 144
10. Burbank, Ohio – I-71, Exit 204
Fast-fill locations coming soon:
11. Seguin, Texas – I-10, Exit 604
12. Amarillo, Texas - I-40, Exit 74
13. Williams, Arizona – I-40, Exit 163
14. Albuquerque, New Mexico – I-40, Exit 158
15. Ardmore, Oklahoma – I-35, Exit 32
16. Webbers Falls, Oklahoma – I-40, Exit 287
17. West Memphis, Arkansas – I-40, Exit 280
18. Thomson, Georgia – I-20, Exit 172
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 330 locations and more than 200 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.