Love’s Plans 40+ New Locations, Expansion of Speedco Services
After opening more than 30 locations last year, Love’s Travel Stops announced it will open 40 new locations in 2018 and add services to its Speedco shops.
Love’s Acquires Speedco from Bridgestone
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has reached an agreement with Bridgestone Americas, Inc. for the purchase of Speedco. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions.
Speedco Updates Mobile App
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has redesigned its Speedco mobile app for large diesel truck drivers (Class 6 through 8). The app allows drivers to locate Speedco location on their planned routes and now includes new features such as: • current weather forecasts; • closest Speedco location with en route proximity notifications; • search options with detailed
Speedco Opens Spokane Location
Speedco has opened a new retail store location in Spokane, Wash. Speedco is owned and operated by Bridgestone Americas. This is the second store in Spokane and the 52nd Speedco location nationally. “We are excited to officially open a Speedco location in Spokane, expanding our network and making preventative maintenance service more readily available in
Speedco Adds Nationwide Battery Service Program
In an effort to maximize uptime and keep commercial fleets on the road, Bridgestone Americas launched battery services at its more than 50 Speedco locations nationwide. This includes free battery testing and the additions of Interstate Group 31 Commercial Truck batteries to the service center’s product offering. “Speedco is working to defeat downtime by providing
Speedco Breaks Ground in Washington
Bridgestone Americas broke ground at its new Speedco retail location on Nov. 18, in Spokane, Wash. The new location is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016 and will provide industry-leading tire services, quick lubes and other transport needs to small fleets, large fleets, and owner-operators who frequently travel the highly-transited area. “The
Bridgestone Names New Speedco President
Bridgestone Americas has appointed Chris Ripani, former executive director of marketing for Bridgestone Commercial Stores Division, as president of its brand Speedco Inc. Ripani succeeds Scott Damon, who was recently named president of Firestone Industrial Products. In his new role, Ripani will lead and implement the newly formed growth strategy for Speedco, Bridgestone said. Ripani
Speedco Donates HQ to Community Organization
Bridgestone Americas’ subsidiary Speedco has donated its former headquarters in Cayuga, Ind., to the Valley Professionals Community Health Center. “The people of Cayuga and Vermillion County were paramount to the success of Speedco during the early origins of the company,” said Scott Damon, president of Speedco. “This community has always supported Speedco and we are