OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Oct. 13, 2011) – Love's Truck Tire Care will now offer industry-leading service to trucking fleets as part of the MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network ™. The Network delivers consistent, high-quality service nationwide for trucking fleets at home or on the road with highly trained technicians and professional equipment, all ensured by rigorous certification and audit standards. Dealers in the Network provide a consistent supply of new tires and retreads and 24/7/365 service.
Love's is also offering select Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) tread designs at its more than 100 U.S. tire care centers this month. The MRT process is unique in the retreading industry, using a patented curing technology that provides highly consistent results retread after retread. Love's will offer retreaded tires in trailer and drive tire positions.
"Love's is excited to broaden our relationship with Michelin," said Dan Jensen, director of tire sales and service for Love's. "Drivers trust the Michelin name and know that Love's and Michelin together bring valuable solutions to fleets and owner-operators on the road."
"Love's Truck Tire Care is a welcome addition to Michelin Retread Technologies and the MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network. The Love's shops on highways throughout the country give fleets more options for consistent service and retreads wherever they go," said Bill Guzick, vice president of business development for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "The MICHELIN® ONCall™ emergency road-service network now has access to hundreds of additional technicians nationwide who use the same standards and tools to service commercial vehicles."
Love's Travel Stops has grown to be a nationwide presence in the trucking industry over the last four decades. Love's first tire care center opened in 2008, and today more than 100 tire care centers deliver essential products and services to professional drivers.
Love's tire care centers offer new and used tire sales and repair, plus 24-hour roadside assistance to keep professional drivers up and running. Love's plans to add 50 truck tire care centers to its current locations in 2011.
The addition of Love's Truck Tire Care brings the MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network to more than 400 locations across the U.S. Through the MICHELIN Commercial Service Network, Michelin also provides fleet customers with a comprehensive service package, including online reporting, electronic operating manuals, and a full catalog of web-based training on maintenance standards and practices. For more information on MICHELIN Service Offers and the MICHELIN Commercial Service Network, please visit www.michelintruck.com.
Love's Travel Stops
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 more than 280 locations in 39 states, Love's is currently ranked No. 18 on Forbes' Magazine's annual list of America's largest privately held companies. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops) or @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.