Here are two leadership success stories at Love’s. Roger Ahuja started with Love’s in 1994 as a store manager. He now holds the highest executive seat with Love’s operations. Gary Price brings his military background and years of travel stop and restaurant experience to better our truck care operations. Both men represent the ample opportunities Love’s offers. Jenny Love Meyer always says, “you take care of our customers, and we’ll take care of you.” Congratulations on this well-deserved promotion, Roger and Gary!
“We are so grateful for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores’ generosity and commitment to our community,” said Debby Hampton, president and CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma. “Their corporate leadership and employees come together each year to rally around our partner agencies and their contributions ensure that central Oklahomans have access to critical health and human services. They truly are heroes for United Way.”
To help schools overcome challenges created by COVID-19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City launched the Employer Laptop Challenge. And Love’s was up to the task. Our initial laptop donation to Crooked Oak High School will benefit students who can’t purchase their own during this virtual learning season. “Nothing has a bigger return on investment for a child than a good education,” said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer of Love’s. “We’re thrilled to help the community with these computer donations. No student or school should be punished because of financial burdens associated with COVID-19.”
From overnight shift lead to district manager, Cruz Garza continues to make a big impact on operations at Love’s. When he’s not leading seven travel stop locations, he and his family road trip to their next camping destination. Listen, he knows where to find the best travel stops. Garza not only takes pride in his team, but he also takes pride in his culture. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a combination of celebrating culture and learning about our diverse histories.”
As the participants celebrate graduation, it's evident the group believes virtual Love's U is a sustainable and promising way to train employees in the future. "The learning & development team did an awesome job with the cards they were dealt," Love's General Manager Willie Walker said. "The ability to recognize the need to keep training managers to be successful even through the pandemic and actually execute it is a testament to their dedication to their mission."
“When I think about Hispanic Heritage Month, I think about my family. Hispanic Heritage Month means a great deal to me because it highlights all the wonderful traditions and history of the Hispanic cultures.” As a full-time mom and full-time Inventory Management Coordinator, Crystal Ozuna makes an impact on her family and company every day. Bonus: As a coupon-er in her personal time, Ozuna can tell you about all the deals on the Love’s Connect app.
This year, we will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by amplifying the powerful Hispanic and Latinx voices of the Love’s Family of Companies. These professionals bring their own culture, traditions and influence to make us a better company. Stay tuned! #TeamLoves #HispanicHeritageMonth
2020 has not slowed Love's down, and we're looking to hire at all locations including the 10 Love's across Dallas-Fort Worth. “We’ve opened stores. We’ve opened up trucking centers. We’ve hired a couple of thousand employees in the pandemic. We’ve done it safely. We’ve taken care of our employees during the time through raises, bonuses, free meals for employees and extra sick time,” said Chad Previch, external communications manager for Loves.
Here at Love's Travel Stops, we have prioritized the health and safety of our employees and our customers for more than 55 years. That priority remains the same even during the COVID-19 pandemic. A few things we have done to keep our teams safe include: Increased the frequency of cleaning & disinfecting surfaces. Installed hand sanitizing stations throughout the store. Installed plexiglass partitions at checkout counters to reduce contact between guests and employees. Encouraged social-distancing practices. Provided Love's branded face coverings to all of our team members. Required the use of face coverings for all customers. Join us at #TeamLoves! As an essential business that supports America's trucking industry, Love's is looking to hire more than 2,000 employees for its travel stops, country stores, truck care centers and Speedco locations. Apply today at jobs.loves.com or text TEAMLOVES to 76129.
"Even the little gestures, like celebrating birthdays or our Employee of the Month, makes people realize that we're all in this together. If you show your employees they're valued, they'll do whatever you need them to do," Love's General Manager Jamal Moore said.