Love’s Travel Stops Brings 75 New Jobs, 51 Truck Parking Spaces to Central Illinois

Love's opens travel stop in Decatur, Illinois

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 18, 2019 - Love's Travel Stops (Love's), the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, today announces it is now serving Customers in Decatur, Illinois, thanks to a new travel stop opening this morning. The new travel stop, located at 3925 County Fair Drive (off I-72, Exit 138), adds 75 new jobs to Macon County and 51 truck parking spaces.

"Decatur is a heavily traveled city situated along the popular I-72 route, connecting both professional truck drivers and motorists to significant destinations throughout Illinois," said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love's. "We look forward to becoming part of the community and providing Customers in Decatur with the 'Clean Places, Friendly Faces' Love's is known for."

The more than 10,000-square-foot facility is open 24/7 and offers many amenities, including:

  • Love's Truck Tire Care center.
  • Hardee’s restaurant.
  • 51 truck parking spaces.
  • Seven diesel bays.
  • Five RV parking spaces.
  • Five showers.
  • Fresh Kitchen Lite concept including salads, parfaits and Hot to Go sandwiches and tacos.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Bean to Cup Gourmet Coffee.
  • Brand-name snacks.
  • Mobile to Go Zone.
  • CAT scale.

"We are excited that Love's has chosen Decatur as its newest location," said Julie Moore-Wolfe, mayor of Decatur. "We look forward to having Love's serve our community, the travelers in our area and our major manufacturers and producers. Love's will be a welcome partner in our network."

In honor of the grand opening, Love's will host a ribbon cutting ceremony 11:30 a.m. CDT May 7. During the ceremony, Love's will make a $2,000 donation to the United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois.

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 480 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 23,000 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 350 service centers, which include Speedco and on-site Love's Truck Tire Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventative maintenance and total truck care 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