FORT MILL, S.C. – May 5, 2020. Continental, one of the largest automotive technology suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, is joining Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, and other sponsors to offer truck drivers a $5 e-coupon. The coupon can be used at any Love’s location for in-store purchases.
“This offer is a token of appreciation for the critical role professional truck drivers have played during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dave Frankenfield, vice president of marketing for Love’s. “Because of these drivers, vital goods are getting to families across the country. Thank you to our vendors for partnering with us and helping these heroes of the highway.”
“Continental is proud to demonstrate our support for professional truck drivers,” said Tom Fanning, Continental’s vice president of sales and marketing for commercial vehicle tires in the Americas region. “Our tires, retreads, and digital tire monitoring solutions help drivers get to their destinations safely every day. This program is another way that we can show our appreciation and solidarity.”
The “Thank a Driver” e-coupon is available to the first 100,000 drivers for redemption through June 16 via the Love’s Connect mobile app.
Here’s how drivers can redeem the $5 coupon:
The Love’s Connect offer is the latest effort Love’s has taken to help drivers during the pandemic. The company announced March 31 that it is assuring professional drivers in the My Love Rewards program will keep their March loyalty status through May even if they fell short of their fuel gallon goal. My Love Rewards members have access to free drinks, free showers and points they can spend on meals and other essential items. To sign up, drivers can visit https://www.loves.com/en/my-love-rewards.
Love’s also announced a $100,000 donation to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund on April 9 to help professional drivers who can’t work due to illness or injury.
Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost to fleets and become the preferred partner to our independent tire dealers. Continental is currently one of the five largest brands in medium/heavy truck tires in the U.S. by market share.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network with more than 510 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 26,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh 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. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2019, Continental generated sales of €44.5 billion and currently employs more than 240,000 people in 59 countries and markets.
Continental Tires has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with around 56,000 employees and posted sales of €11.4 billion in 2018 in this business area. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research & development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Business Area Tires includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.
Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial transport safer, more efficient and more connected. The company’s products and services deliver measurable impact for commercial vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. They benefit from a broad portfolio and from fully integrated systems. The portfolio includes tires, digital tire monitoring, fleet management, telematic solutions, Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and tachographs, hoses, air springs, Electronic Control Units (ECU), displays, drivetrain and exhaust aftertreatment systems, sensors, advanced driving assistance systems, as well as eHorizon maps and events and cloud-based services. In 2017, the share of Continental’s global sales for commercial vehicle products and systems was around €4.7 billion.