Travel center opens in Grand Junction

Tom Love
Tom Love

A national chain of travel centers has opened a location in Grand Junction, offering a range of services to travelers and truck drivers.

Located near Exit 26 on Interstate Highway 70, the Love’s Travel Stop includes a Carl’s Jr. restaurant while also offering gourmet coffee and fountain drinks, gifts and travel items. The facility also offers 80 parking spaces for trucks and an onsite truck tire care center.

“With its easy access off of I-70, the Grand Junction Love’s Travel Stop is well positioned to serve local customers, leisure travelers and professional drivers,” said Tom Love, founder, president and chief operating officer of Love’s Travel Stops. “We look forward to offering the clean places, friendly faces Love’s has to offer.”

The center employs a total of 60 people in full and part-time positions.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is set for 4 p.m. July 12.

The location is the 10th in Colorado for Love’s Travel Stops.

Launched by Tom and Judy Love in 1964 with a single filling station in Oklahoma, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has grown into one of the largest private companies in the United States.

Love’s Travel Stop operates a total of more than 320 locations and 190 truck tire care centers in 39 states and opens an average of 20 new locations each year. The company employs about 10,000 people and earns annual revenues of more than $26 billion.

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