Love’s Travel Stops is adding fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capability to service Class 8 trucks at eight of its travel stops on the highways between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
These locations will be operational by the fourth quarter of this year. This is the first phase of construction in Love’s plan to offer more CNG locations for professional drivers at its travel stops across the country.
“The major interstate corridors between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are ideal locations to place fast-fill CNG for adopters of this natural-gas alternative,” said Jon Archard, director of fleet sales at Love’s. “A typical Class 8 truck can cover up to 450 miles after filling up with CNG, so Love’s locations near these three metro areas make sense. A gallon equivalent of CNG is significantly less than a gallon of diesel or LNG, so the drivers and fleets running on CNG see dramatic cost benefits.”
Love’s will add fast-fill CNG to the following locations in Texas:
- Ft. Worth - I-35 W, Exit 40
- Dallas - I-35/I-20, Exit 466
- Rockwall - I-30, Exit 283
- Willis – I-45, Exit 95
- Houston – 610 Loop, Exit 24A
- Katy – I-10, Exit 737
- San Antonio – I-35, Exit 144
- Seguin – I-10, Exit 604
Love’s began offering CNG for light-duty and consumer vehicles at locations in Oklahoma in 2010. In 2012, the company opened its first fast-fill CNG dispensers for heavy-duty trucks at the Love’s Travel Stop off Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City.
“At our existing location in Oklahoma City, drivers are experiencing fill times comparable to fueling with diesel,” said Archard. “Speed is a top priority for Love’s because our fast-fill CNG dispensers are located on our diesel islands.”
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains entirely family-owned and operated. With 300 locations and 160 Love’s Truck Tire Care centers in 39 states, Love’s will open 25 new travel stops this year.