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March 2, 2017

Researchers: Big Data Could Move Trucking Better

Researchers at Iowa State University say that using real-time data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation could help fleets save billions of dollars a year by avoiding congestion.

January 10, 2017

Iowa Motor Truck Association Gives Over $10 Million to Charity

The Iowa Motor Truck Association says its board gave more than $10 million in charitable donations over the past year, showing some of the impact trucking has in the state.

October 6, 2016

ATA Honors SmartWay and TAEC Award Winners at MC&E

ATA recognized award recipients at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, honoring winners of the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award and the President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award.

July 8, 2016

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off July 14

Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 37th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is set to kick off July 14 with three days of trucking-related events, exhibitions and entertainment.

June 29, 2016

Iowa Spreads the Word About Trucking

More than 30 companies are competing with each other in the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s trucking image campaign, spreading positive outreach about the trucking industry's impact on the daily lives of Iowans.

May 12, 2016

Iowa 80 to Run Classic Kenworth in Antique Car Rally

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has been selected as a lunch stop for the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles that will include Iowa 80’s own 1938 Kenworth as the only semi-tractor in the competition.

March 29, 2016

Iowa 80 Truckstop Announces Truckers Jamboree Concert Lineup

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is announced a slate of musical performances for its 37th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree with a variety of country music artists.

July 17, 2015

Walcott Truckers Jamboree

During the three days of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, guests enjoyed over 150 exhibits: a truck beauty contest with 67 entries, an antique truck display with over 150 vehicles, a cookout featuring delicious Iowa pork chops, Trucker Olympics, Carnival Games and free musical concerts. Photos courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

July 15, 2015

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attracts Nearly 41,000

Visitors came from 21 states and three Canadian provinces to display their trucks, and compete in a "truckers olympics" and truck beauty contest.

July 6, 2015

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Soon

The 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off July 9 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

May 26, 2015

Bird Flu Affecting Trucking in Midwest

The avian flu viruses that have affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in more than a dozen states since December are taking their toll on the trucking companies that serve the poultry industry.

August 14, 2014

Love’s Opens Two New Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations in Fort Myers, Fla. and Shelby, Iowa.

July 16, 2014

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Draws More Than 44,000 to Iowa Truckstop

More than 44,000 drivers and their families as well as local residents flocked to the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, last week during the 35th Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

July 16, 2014

Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Photos

More than 44,000 drivers and their families as well as local residents visited the Iowa 80 Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa, during the 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree last week. Guests enjoyed over 175 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest, an antique truck display, an Iowa pork chop cookout, games and free concerts.

July 10, 2014

Iowa Motor Truck Association Launches Trucking Jobs Website

In an effort to match up available jobs in trucker with prospective candidates, the Iowa Motor Truck Association has created and launched an interactive jobs board specific to the trucking industry.

April 28, 2014

OSHA Orders Whistleblower Truck Driver Reinstated; Back Pay, Damages Owed

The Occupational Safety Health Administration has ordered an Iowa company to reinstate a truck driver and pay him damages after he was fired for raising safety concerns.

March 17, 2014

Taking the Infrastructure Message to the Streets

As the federal government struggles to figure out how to fund the nation's infrastructure, states are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. One group in Iowa is pushing state legislators to act.

March 14, 2014

John Anderson in Concert at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 11

Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced John Anderson will be performing at the 35th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on Friday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by Mobil Delvac.

January 6, 2014

Iowa 80 Truckstop Celebrates 50 Years

The Iowa 80 Truckstop began serving truckers out of a small white enamel building in 1964 before Interstate 80 was completely built. Bill Moon, Iowa 80 Truckstop founder, located the spot, at what is now Exit 284, for Standard Oil.

December 20, 2013

More States Issue Emergency Hauling Declarations

Emergency hauling declarations, suspending hours of service rules for truck drivers, are piling up across the nation.

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