Love’s Travel Stops opens new location in Missouri

Opening adds over 180 parking spaces to Lafayette County

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 11, 2021 - Love's Travel Stops is now serving customers in Bates City, Missouri, thanks to a travel stop that opened Thursday. The store, located off Interstate 70 (500 North D Highway), adds over 180 parking spaces and 80 jobs to Lafayette County.

"We're excited to open our 19th location in Missouri and give customers the Highway Hospitality they know they'll get when they stop at Love's," said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love's. "Professional drivers and four-wheel customers will have 24-hour access to fresh food, drinks and the amenities they need while on the road."

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

  • More than 13,000 square feet.
  • Chester's Chicken, Godfather's Pizza and Subway (opening Nov. 15).
  • 107 truck parking spaces.
  • 76 car parking spaces.
  • Five RV spaces.
  • Eight diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • CAT scale.
  • Bean-to-cup gourmet coffee.
  • Brand-name snacks.
  • Fresh Kitchen concept.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.
Love's travel stops brick exterior in Bates City, Missouri

In honor of the grand opening, Love's will donate $2,000, which will be split between the Bates City Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office.

Those interested in working at the Love's in Bates City, Missouri, can apply at

About Love's Travel Stops

Love's Travel Stops is the nation's leading travel stop network with more than 560 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 33,000 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 over 410 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love's Truck Care. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network with over 1,500 maintenance bays and 1,200 emergency roadside vehicles. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.