Love’s Travel Stops announces COVID-19-related bonuses, raises

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 20, 2020 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, announced Friday that it is giving hourly store employees a pay increase and a bonus in light of the hard work and dedication they've shown to America's professional truckers during a national emergency.

All hourly store employees will receive a $100 bonus to be paid on March 30. Love's is also giving a $2/hour pay increase for all hourly store employees and providing free meals while they work. The pay increases, which also include Speedco and Love's Truck Care hourly employees, will run through May 1 and will be evaluated at that time.

All salaried managers will receive their first quarter bonuses regardless of whether their targets were made, and a month earlier than normal. Love's is also offering additional paid sick time in certain situations related to COVID-19. If an employee tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered quarantined during the crisis by a doctor, they'll be paid for up to 80 hours of missed time.

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"Unprecedented times means unprecedented measures and that's what Love's is doing as a company," said Shane Wharton, president of Love's. "The fantastic work of our store teams deserves to be rewarded. It is our mission to serve those professional drivers who are a part of getting America's vital goods, including medical and food supplies, delivered throughout the country."

The company also announced that it is hiring across the country, including at its Oklahoma City corporate headquarters and its more than 510 stores in 41 states. Potential candidates can visit for a list of openings.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government recognized truck stops as an essential business in the fight against the virus. Dedicated team members are needed to help keep goods moving through important corridors and across the nation.

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About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 510 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 25,000 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 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone 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. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit