Largest Love's in the US...

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by lual, Nov 18, 2023.

  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    The one on I-80/35 on the west side of Des Moines has over 250 parking holes. Prescott, Ar has around 200 between the 2 Love's across the street from each other.
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    The one in Des Moines used to be a Flying J. That’s why the lot is big.
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  4. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Airlie Beach QLd
    Yeah I was never a big fan of Loves either the company supplied us with Flying J fuel card so stopped at those 99.9 % of the time, Petro was great I love the one in Reno, I'd always pull up there if I was running freight form Logan UT across to Modesto CA on the I - 80.
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  5. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    Yeah, it was something about PFJ having too many truck stops or some such and they had to sell. At least that's what I heard.
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  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    It was back when the merger happened. I can’t remember exactly how many. I know the one in Troutdale OR became a Loves too. I can’t remember which ones were Pilot and which ones were Flying J before they changed. Pretty sure Des Moines was a J though. That big parking lot has always been a mess as far back as I can recall.
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  7. dave01282000

    dave01282000 Light Load Member

    Jun 16, 2021
    Petro always seems to have the most available parking due to sheer size of the parking lot. Loves does seem to be consistently cleaner than the others. Pilots always seem to be too small and I've seen some that were absolutely filthy. Flying J seems in the middle as far as size and cleanliness.
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  8. Tadakatsu

    Tadakatsu Light Load Member

    Jul 14, 2022
    Saint Nazianz, Wisconsin
    That is what I immediately thought as well, the Love's on I-90 in Hampshire, Illinois is the biggest one I've been to and it has 237 parking spots. Any additional parking in the greater Atlanta area is very welcome so I don't want to complain about this loves or what nonsense they claim.

    I get it, there are some TA/Petro stops that are truly excellent and then some that are absolute dumps. I hate it when I see one that has a decent restaurant and either closes the restaurant or replaces it with some crappy fast food joint. Here are some that I go to on a regular basis that I think are excellent:

    Riverton, IL
    Rochelle, IL
    Portage, WI
    Lake Station, IN
    Perrysburg, OH
    Girard, OH
    Joplin, MO
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  9. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    I liked to stop at the Cusseta Bridges stop in Ala
  10. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Love’s seems to be building several new locations, also quite a few locations are being updated. Not sure about ones east of the river, the newer ones west seem to have a larger parking area and additional showers.
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  11. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Could be anywhere
    ….only if you leave the store in Falkville, Alabama out of the matrix. Restroom smells like it hasn’t been cleaned since it was built. Absolutely putrid.
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