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New Love’s truck stop opens on Highway 97 in Madras

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New Love's Travel Stops truck stop in Madras

Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Madras, thanks to a new truck stop that opened Thursday. The Madras store, located along U.S. Highway 97 on the south end of town, adds 46 jobs and 82 truck parking spaces to Jefferson County.

“We’re excited to expand our footprint in Oregon and open our sixth location there,” Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s, said in a news release. “This location will provide customers a clean and well-stocked and maintained place to stop, before our team members get them back on the road safely and quickly.”

This location is open 24/7 and offers many amenities, including:

· More than 11,000 square feet.
· Arby’s.
· 82 truck parking spaces.
· 61 car parking spaces.
· Four RV parking spaces.
· Six diesel bays.
· Five showers.
· Laundry facilities.
· Bean-to-cup gourmet coffee.
· Brand-name snacks.
· Mobile to Go Zone with the latest electronics.
· CAT scale.

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and donate $2,000 to the Jefferson County Faith Based Network. The money will be used for its cold-weather shelter.


About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation’s leading travel stop network with more than 530 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 28,000 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 390 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

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    1. Lets hope its soon too, we need to stop subsisdizing bad business models with tax money, too bad they couldnt work with warm springs’ new truck stop and we now have 2 new ones competing with each other and all the other gas stations in madras too… how many gas stations does madras need anyways

      1. There’s a big difference between a gas station and a truck stop, and they need
        more of them.
        There used to be a lot of truck stops of different sizes everywhere, but in the
        80’s they started closing a lot of them. At the time it wasn’t a big crisis because
        there were a lot less trucks on the road, but in the late 80’s and early 90’s
        the number of trucks on the road started increasing at a very rapid rate, and the
        number has continued to increase, but there have been very few new truck stops built to replace the ones that were torn down…

        There is an incredible shortage of places for trucks to park. It used to be that truck drivers could park in a lot of different places, but cities and states have increased
        the restrictions on where they can park now… It also used to be that you could pull into a truck stop late at night and find a parking spot but those days have been gone for a long time. Now if you get to a truck stop much later than 4 or 5p.m, you probably won’t find a place to park…

        This makes a job that is already difficult even more difficult, and on top of that,
        drivers have to deal with the ever increasing over-regulation of the trucking industry.
        It’s no wonder there is such a tremendous driver shortage…
        I started legally driving truck on my 18th birthday in 1979, and I retired in 2015.
        It was a great job until the over-regulation started…

    1. For some reason that made me think about the old Tom Tom truck stop on the north end
      of town. Their parking lot was always busier than the Wally Mart on food stamp day…
      Maybe you can get a grand opening discount…

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