TA Reopens Store Damaged in Fire, New Love’s Stores Add 294 Truck Parking Spaces
Little Rock, AR – In this edition of Truck Stop News: an Indiana TravelCenters of America (TA) location that caught fire last month has reopened, Love’s Travel Stops opens three new locations including the largest in its history, and Pilot Flying J is giving away free drinks and exclusive offers all September long.
Indiana TA Store Damaged by Fire Reopens
TA recently announced its Seymour, IN location which was damaged by fire last month has since reopened.
An early morning fire ripped through parts of a TA located at 2636 East Tipton Street in the early morning hours of July 6.
An investigation revealed the fire started in an electrical utility room near the travel center’s kitchen.
According to authorities, the Seymour Fire Department responded to the scene and was able to quickly contain the fire before the damage could spread beyond the building’s West side.
Only July 6, a quiet night at the TA in Seymour, Indiana quickly became eventful around 2 a.m. The smell of smoke filled the air around the restaurant, catching the attention of the employees. pic.twitter.com/mJHVPhcmUb
— TravelCenters of America (@TATravelCenters) August 24, 2020
TA said that employees “helped paint and clean up the site” over a two-week period following the fire.
“While the site is not quite back to business-as-usual, with the help of the employees, it reopened the diesel and gasoline lanes, Truck Service and a small, makeshift convenience store by Aug. 10,” TA said in a social media post.
Love’s Opens Three New Stores Including Its Largest Ever
Love’s recently opened the largest store in the company’s history.
On August 20, Love’s announced it opened a giant new location in Madison, GA located off Interstate 20.
The more than 17,000 square foot store features: 108 truck parking spaces, eight diesel bays, nine showers, Love’s Truck Care with on-site Speedco, Godfather’s Pizza and Hardee’s restaurants, a CAT Scale, dog park, laundry facilities and more.
This week, Love’s also announced the opening of new stores in Monmouth, IL and Kermit, TX.
The Monmouth store, located off U.S. Highway 34, provides 87 truck parking spaces, while the Kermit store, located off Texas Highway 302, adds 99 truck parking spaces.
The Monmouth stores also features: four diesel bays, six showers, laundry facilities, a Chester’s Chicken and Godfathers Pizza, a CAT Scale, and a dog park.
The Kermit location boasts amenities such as: eight diesel bays, eight showers, laundry facilities, Chester’s Chicken and McDonald’s, and a CAT Scale.
Free Drinks and Special Offers Throughout September at Pilot Flying J
In celebration of National Driver Appreciation Week, September 13-19, Pilot Flying J is providing exclusive offers for professional drivers in the Pilot Flying J app.
Offers will include: free drinks every day, free showers all month with September Shower Power after one 75+ gallon fill, earn up to four points per gallon when activating Push4Points, and free JPRO diagnostics test at Pilot Flying J Truck Care service centers.
To redeem the promotions, simply save the offers in the Pilot Flying J app and visit any of the 750 company-operated stores in the U.S., including Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers, Pilot Flying J Truck Care locations and participating One9 Fuel Network locations.
Also this week Pilot Flying J announced the winners of its 2020 Road Warriors contest.
Click HERE to see which trucker took home the $10,000 top prize.
That’s all for this edition of Truck Stop News.