Retailer also continuing coronavirus sick pay and free meals, adding jeans days,
OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is extending a $2-per-hour pay increase, temporary sick pay related to COVID-19 and free employee meals for all hourly store employees through May 12 as team members continue to serve customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The extension also includes customer-facing hourly employees at Love’s Speedco and Love’s Truck Care facilities and its hotels.
Last month, all hourly store employees received a $100 bonus, a $2-per-hour pay increase, additional paid sick time in situations related to COVID-19 and free employee meals. Beginning this week, store employees can also wear jeans through May 12, the company said.
“We want our team members to know how much we appreciate them,” said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer of Love’s. “They’re doing a fantastic job of keeping our stores clean and stocked. As an essential business, our team members are critical to helping customers like professional truck drivers get back on the road quickly so they can deliver vital goods across the country.”
The federal government has recognized truckstops as an essential business that can remain open during the pandemic and help keep goods moving through important trucking corridors and across the nation.
- Love’s is No. 16 on the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.
Founded in 1964 and based in Oklahoma City, Love’s has more than 510 locations in 41 states. The family-owned and -operated company employs more than 25,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations.
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