Press Release

Love’s Opens Early in Virginia to Provide Fuel Ahead of Hurricane

OKLAHOMA CITY, September 11, 2018 - Love's Travel Stops (Love's) will open a new travel stop Wednesday morning in Bastian, Virginia, to help the community and Customers in the path of Hurricane Florence. Store teams have been working around the clock to make sure the store, located at 6168 N Scenic Highway (Interstate 77, Exit 58), will open earlier than scheduled to provide fuel, food, and supplies to that area.

"We opened our location early so we can take care of Customers preparing for Hurricane Florence," said Tom Love, executive chairman and founder of Love's. "Our new travel stop in Bastian will provide a fuel option for those evacuating or braving the storm. We look forward to serving the people of Bastian and travelers by being a community partner in times of need and always along Interstate 77."

The more than 10,000-square-foot facility is open 24/7 and is the 11th Love's location in Virginia. The store has an Arby's restaurant, gourmet coffee, Fresh to Go options, electronics and more. The location will bring 65 new jobs to Bland County. Professional drivers can also take advantage of 51 truck parking spots, seven showers and laundry facilities.

Love's is monitoring the latest developments as Hurricane Florence marches toward the South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia coasts. The company is taking precautions and increasing fuel and food deliveries at Love's locations in advance of the hurricane. Please find updates about our locations during the storm on Facebook, Twitter, and loves.com/hurricane.

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 460 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 52 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 www.loves.com.