Love’s Travel Stops opens locations in Florida, Texas and Indiana

358 truck parking spaces, 270 jobs added across the country; reopening of Gary location

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 16, 2023 – Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Jacksonville, Florida, New Boston, Texas, and Lafayette, Indiana, thanks to three new travel stops that opened recently. The Jacksonville location adds 80 jobs and 93 truck parking spaces to Duval County. The New Boston location adds 100 jobs and 86 truck parking spaces to Bowie County. The Lafayette location adds 95 jobs and 64 truck parking spaces to Tippecanoe County.

The company is also serving customers once again at its Gary, Indiana, location that was closed last year after a fire. The store was demolished and rebuilt to include more square footage, parking spaces and updated amenities including the third Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill at a Love’s location. It also adds 90 jobs and 154 truck parking spaces to Lake County.

“As we move into 2023, Love’s continues to be focused on providing customers with the amenities and customer service they expect when they stop at one of our locations,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “Reopening the Gary location and adding new stores in Jacksonville, New Boston and Lafayette strengthens our commitment to providing additional safe, clean and well-maintained locations and getting customers back on the road quickly.”

Aerial View of Love's Travel Stops

The locations are open 24/7 and offer bean-to-cup gourmet coffee, brand-name snacks, Love’s Mobile to Go Zone with today's latest technologies and a dog park. The locations also include:

Jacksonville, Florida

  • More than 12,000 square feet.
  • Bojangles.
  • 93 truck parking spaces.
  • 100 car parking spaces.
  • Five RV Hookups.
  • Eight diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • CAT scale.
  • Speedco.

New Boston, Texas

  • More than 13,000 square feet.
  • Arby’s
  • 86 truck parking spaces.
  • 71 car parking spaces.
  • Nine diesel bays.
  • Ten showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • CAT scale.
  • Speedco.

Gary, Indiana

  • More than 15,000 square feet.
  • Godfather’s Pizza and Naf Naf.
  • 154 truck parking spaces.
  • 97 car parking spaces.
  • Five RV parking spaces.
  • 15 diesel bays.
  • Nine showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • CAT scale.
  • Speedco (opening summer 2023).

Lafayette, Indiana

  • More than 13,000 square feet.
  • Hardee’s (Opening March 20).
  • 64 truck parking spaces.
  • 85 car parking spaces.
  • Nine diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • CAT scale.
  • Speedco (opening April 3).

In honor of the grand openings, Love’s will donate $2,000 to nonprofit organizations in each community including:

  • Jacksonville: First Coast High School.
  • New Boston: United Fund of New Boston.
  • Gary: Sojourner Truth House and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana.
  • Lafayette: Heartford House Child Advocacy Center.

About Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is the nation’s leading travel stop network with more than 610 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.