Love’s Brings 70 New Jobs, 67 Truck Parking Spots to Illinois

Love's Opens Travel Stop in Oakwood, Illinois

OKLAHOMA CITY, November 29, 2018 - Love's Travel Stops (Love's), the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, today announces that it is now serving Customers in Oakwood, Illinois, thanks to the anticipated opening of a new travel stop. The new location at 17919 Newtown Road (off I-74, Exit 206) adds 70 new jobs to Vermilion County and 67 truck parking spaces.

"Oakwood is a popular stop for professional drivers and motorists along I-74 in eastern Illinois," said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love's. "Our Customers have been asking for more locations in the Prairie State, and we're happy to provide them with another clean and friendly travel stop."

The more than 15,000-square-foot facility is open 24/7 and offers many amenities, including:

  • Speedco location on-site.
  • Hardee's restaurant.
  • 67 truck parking spaces.
  • Seven diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Fresh to Go options.
  • Gourmet coffee.
  • Brand-name snacks.
  • Mobile to Go Zone.
  • CAT scale.

"The Oakwood Board of Trustees and I are pleased to welcome Love's to our community," said Clayton R. Woodard, Oakwood Village president. "Love's is a reputable corporation in whom we are pleased to partner with. They have invested greatly in our community and have provided multiple jobs to those in Oakwood and the Vermilion County area. We look forward to a longstanding relationship with Love's for many years to come."

In honor of the grand opening, Love's will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 18. During the ceremony, Love's will make a $2,000 donation to the Village of Oakwood.

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love's) is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 470 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 22,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 250 on-site Truck Tire Care centers and more than 50 Speedco locations, which is the largest oil change and preventative maintenance nationwide network on the road today. Love's is committed to providing Customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit