Speedco

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  1. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    We keep forgetting this name. It’s actually loves. Loves account works with them.

    I blew out a trailer tire. Near I80 truck stop. It’s TA. They had 15 trucks waiting. Owner of my company didn’t want me to drive the 8 miles to loves with it. Thought we were stuck waiting at TA. Then my mechanic called me. Said he forgot that speedco is right across. It’s next to the blue beacon. I looked over and saw the speedco sign. Came over. They took me right in. These guys said they’re never real busy.

    I just wanted to post. Perhaps help others to remember this name. This sure saved us. Rather than having to wait till tomorrow.

    hope this isn’t considered spam.
     
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  3. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    If you use the love's app. It will show you both locations. Speedco and Love's.
     
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  4. SteveScott

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    I'll take a Speedco over TA any day of the week. Every visit to a TA for my truck or trailer has ended up costing me more with their stupid mistakes in the long run. A couple months ago I got a PM at Speedco then drove a couple hours for the night. Several hours later I tried to start my truck and it just wouldn't start. Turns out the O-ring around the fuel filter didn't seat correctly and air was getting in, so it wouldn't full completely. Called them up and they were there in 2 hours to fix it no charge. I consider that great customer service.
     
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  5. Judge

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    Not so Speedy company used to be a good company, it’s been bought several times, Loves bought it a couple years ago, it was either Nov. or Dec.
    West Memphis location couldn’t accept money, due to the new system not implemented.
    So we had to wait on all 3 bays to finish, give us a ride to the store, then pay, the give us a ride back to the shop and our trucks.
    I am thinking it was owned by Goodyear, before Loves.
     
  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Was Bridgestone Americas that owned it. And Shell had it at one time.
     
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  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I knew some big tire company had it, anymore they buy each other out every other year it seems
     
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  8. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    Yep used them plenty.

    Usually did a pretty good job and were pretty quick about it. Though about stealing me a lube man so I'd have one with me on standby.

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  9. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Speedco in joplin did the same thing and ended up getting towed to shop..when i presented them the repair invoice, they immediately cut me a check and mailed it to me..i did recieve it...customer service..they didn’t even question anything once they seen the invoice and such.
     
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  10. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Bridgestone sold them off..i was told that when bridgestone bought speedco years ago that speedco also owned bandag and bridgestone basically wanted the bandag brand ms that’s why they eventually sold off speedco.
     
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  11. razor1983

    razor1983 Medium Load Member

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    Some locations are better than others, some are plain terrible.
    I did my last PM at Lube Zone in Sweetwater TX. Excellent service, quick and thorough.
     
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