Start of something new: Love's opens truck washes

Wash process expected to take half the time of other industry truck washes

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 27, 2023 – To further enhance offerings to professional drivers, fleet managers and RV drivers, Love’s Travel Stops today announced plans to offer truck wash services at select travel stops and Speedco locations. With a combination of speed, high quality and cost effectiveness, Love’s Truck Washes are equipped with automated technology and are expected to provide the same quality as a hand wash but in half the time of other truck washes in the industry.

Locations are now open in Harrisonville, Missouri, and Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and Love’s anticipates opening additional truck washes soon in Hazen, Arkansas, and Prescott, Arkansas, along with several more in the next two years.

“Love’s was founded on innovation and thinking differently, so starting this new service is an exciting initiative that gets customers back on the road quickly,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “We listened to our customers on this new offer. The convenience of being able to fuel, wash their truck, park and go inside all in one location is convenient and ideal for our professional drivers, as well as our RV customers.”

Truck Wash

The process starts with the driver pulling up to the designated truck wash bay, selecting their service and pulling the vehicle into the bay. The driver parks and remains in the vehicle, and the automatic three-brush rollover system starts the process of high-pressure washing. The system moves over the vehicle using strategically placed sensors, pressure-washing sprayers and rotary brushes to deliver remarkable cleaning power. Love’s attendants oversee each wash to address problem areas and to ensure high-quality wash performance.

Services and prices vary based on equipment type and include a standard tractor/trailer, box truck, tractor, RV/motor home, pickup with travel trailer or 1-ton truck. A complete list of services, prices and add-on packages is available at Professional drivers can earn and spend My Love Rewards points at all truck wash locations.

Even though the process is automated, Love’s expects local job growth as a result of this added service. To ensure top-notch customer service, each truck wash location will average three employees working across two bays from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. The process is environmentally friendly as it uses reclaimed water for the initial rinse and trailer wash outs to save water, and the chemicals are certified safe for the environment.

About Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is the nation’s leading travel stop network with more than 636 locations in 42 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 39,000 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 over 430 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network with over 1,500 maintenance bays and 1,200 emergency roadside vehicles available for customers. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.