A truck stop provides everything a truck driver needs when over the road, from coffee on the constant to CB radios and cable connectors. But have you ever wondered who is hauling all of this freight to the truck stops? Turns out one trucking company in Texas has been in partnership with one truck stop chain for more than 20 years. Learn more about the contracted partnership between McLane Company and Love’s Travel Stops.
McLane Hauling Truck Stop Goods
Since 1996, the trucking company McLane has been hauling goods for Love’s Travel Stops. This contractual service has consisted of daily deliveries to more than 430 truck stops in 41 states. That accounts for all of the Love’s truck stops in the US. Did you know that Love’s Travel Stops adds about 45 new truck stop locations every year? McLane has also been able to keep up with the growth and expansion of Love’s truck stops.
Regarding the partnership with Love’s, McLane Grocery Senior VP of Sales, Vito Maurici, said, “Love’s provides a rewarding experience for its customers and we are honored they chose to continue to utilize our best-in-class resources. McLane’s procurement, technology, and operations provide our customers superior service and consistency of performance as well as expanded product offerings, regardless of location. As Love’s continues to expand their network, McLane will be there to assist in reducing cost and driving efficiency at retail.”
McLane shows what it takes for trucking companies to excel with nationally recognized customers. Trucking companies have to be able to support the growth of shippers and clients in order to continue having a working relationship. This is a good tip for owner operators, as well, who are interested in expanding their trucking business. If you want to grow in the trucking industry, you have to have the resources and equipment to expand alongside your client base. This involves hiring truck drivers to keep your rigs rolling as needed.
Mark Romig, Love’s Travel Stops Director of Merchandising, adds, “McLane continually shows commitment to our business. McLane’s Center for Category Innovation assists our team with exceptional category management resources enabling us to grow sales year over year. McLane’s national scope allows us to achieve our growth goals while meeting the needs of our Customers in an efficient way.” This is why Love’s is sticking with McLane and holding fast to their 21-plus years of working together in the trucking industry.
Driving a Truck for McLane
If you are interested in hauling freight to truck stops like Love’s Travel Stops, consider a career with McLane. The McLane Company is one of the nation’s biggest haulers in the food service industry, as well as one of the largest private fleets in the US. This trucking company hauls freight for:
- Truck stops
- Convenience stores
- Mass merchants
- Chain restaurants
- Drug stores
There are more than 80 distribution centers across the nation that McLane hauls to via McLane Foodservice and McLane Grocery. The company also hauls alcoholic beverages via Empire Distributors, which is a subsidiary carrier.
In total, McLane is able to move more than 50,000 different products in the foodservice industry. The company hauls to more than 110,000 customer locations across the country. To be able to handle all of this freight, the company has more than 20,000 employees.
As a truck driver searching for trucking jobs at McLane Company, you can choose one of two career paths—grocery driver or food service driver. As a McLane driver, you will take regional trucking jobs and local routes. However, you will haul full truckloads that involve hand loading and unloading your trailer at each destination. To accommodate these working conditions, McLane offers top trucker pay, competitive benefits, latest equipment, and a stable work environment.