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March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Researchers: Big Data Could Move Trucking Better

Photo: U.S. DOT

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.

Tags: Productivity, Traffic Congestion, Iowa, Big Data

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ATA, Iowa, Trucking Moves America Forward, Trucking Associations, Public Relations

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Honors SmartWay and TAEC Award Winners at MC&E

ATA members are honored for excellence in the EPA's Smartway program. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: ATA, SmartWay, Leadership, EPA, Iowa, Awards, ATA MC&E

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off July 14

Last year's Walcott Truckers Jamboree attracted more than 42,000 attendees. Photo courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

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.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Truckstops

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Iowa, Image, Community Outreach

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa 80 to Run Classic Kenworth in Antique Car Rally

The 1938 Kenworth Truck participating in the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race. Photo: Cat Scale

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Iowa, Classic Truck

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Announces Truckers Jamboree Concert Lineup

Country music artist Clare Dunn. Photo courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

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.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attracts Nearly 41,000

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

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

Tags: Iowa, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Truckstops, Events

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Soon

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

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

Tags: Iowa, Events, Truckstops, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

May 26, 2015 - Industry News

Bird Flu Affecting Trucking in Midwest

Truckers hauling chickens aren't the only ones being affected by bird flu. Photo by Ben via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Tags: Iowa, Minnesota, Livestock Hauling

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens Two New Travel Stops

Photo via Love's.

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

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, I-75, I-80, Florida, Iowa, Truckstops

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Truckstops

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Drivers, Iowa, Employment

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Iowa

March 14, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

January 6, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Iowa, Anniversary

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

More States Issue Emergency Hauling Declarations

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

Tags: FMCSA, Gasoline, Drivers, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Diesel Fuel, Weather, Propane Transport

October 9, 2013 - Industry News

Cop Laptops to be Shutoff While on the Move in Iowa

Those in trucking who want to pull out their hair when they see a law enforcement officer using a laptop computer while going down the road will soon be able to keep from going bald in one state.

Tags: Iowa, Safety & Compliance

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Iowa DOT to Close I-35 in Warren County Aug. 6-8 for Nighttime Construction

Removal of the Adams Street bridge over Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa will require closing the north- and southbound lanes between Iowa 5 (exit 68 near Cumming) and Iowa 92 (exit 56 near Bevington) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 and 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office.

Tags: Iowa, Highway Construction

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off This Week

The Super Truck Beauty Contest is one of the highlights of the Iowa-80 annual event.

The 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 11-13 at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, with a Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display, Iowa pork chops and two free concerts.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Truckstops

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

1938 Kenworth to Run Portion of Great Race Again

1938 Kenworth during the 2001 Great Race.

CAT Scale’s 1938 Kenworth will be hitting the highway again to compete in a portion of the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles.

Tags: Iowa, CAT Scale

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Davenport, Iowa, Facility

Taking part in a commemoration ceremony for a new Penske Truck Leasing facility in Davenport, Iowa, are from left to right: Paul Weisner, Penske Area Vice President; Dan O'Boyle, Penske Senior Vice President; Bill Gluba, Davenport Mayor; Sam Hubbs, Penske Branch Manager; Gene Meeker, Davenport Alderman at Large; Tom Leto, Penske District Manager. (PRNewsFoto/Penske Truck Leasing)

"We've opened this location because Penske has simply outgrown our previous facility," said Dan O'Boyle, Penske Truck Leasing senior vice pesident for the North Central Region.

Tags: Penske Truck Leasing, Leasing, Iowa

May 13, 2013 - Industry News

Iowa DOT Supports Truckers Against Trafficking Initiative

The Iowa Department of Transportation is partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking to combat the trafficking of human beings. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 American children are at risk to enter the sex for sale industry each year.

Tags: Iowa, TAT

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Much More Iowa Fuel Contains Biodiesel

A new report from the Iowa state Department of Revenue says biodiesel made from plant oil or animal fat is blended with more than 42% of all diesel sold in the Hawkeye State.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Iowa, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Hot Line Freight System Opens Quad City Terminal

Hot Line Freight System, a regional trucking company based in West Salem, Wis., opened a new terminal in Davenport, Iowa.

Tags: Iowa

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