A little relief?

| June 01, 2006

Beyond that area, Frances and Corbitt Bourne, owner-operators leased to Schneider, check closely each detail on the Volvo VT880, a hyper-charged monster whose engine develops up to 625 horsepower. By the Carrier Transicold trailer, Teresa Miller plays with her puppy André, while her husband scrutinizes the Carrier power unit designed to provide cold air in the summer and heat in the winter.

Others surround the flashy Nascar car exhibited by Caterpillar, close to their ACERT technology trailer. Not far from there, representatives of Hendrickson explain the fundamentals of their resilient and smooth air suspensions for tractors and trailers on exhibition.

“This is sort of a break for the truckers; it’s a good thing for everyone,” says Joey Valenzuela, Fuel Island manager at the Milan truckstop for the last four years. “The drivers I have talked to are excited about this happening in the Petro lots. They feel that we care for the drivers for allowing this to come to our locations.”

“This was a good show,” says Al Trujillo from Trucks West, dealers of Volvo and Mack trucks in the Nevada and New Mexico area.

“People come first attracted by the engine and then get amazed by how big the Volvo’s interior is,” says sales agent Bill Kennedy.

“It was a great show for us,” says one of Carrier Transicold’s agents while he is packing and getting his stuff ready for the next show in Amarillo, Texas. “But then we always have a great show!”
-Jorge Arboleda

Show dates/Locations
May 30, 31, June 1/New Paris, Ohio
June 6, 7, 8/Stony Ridge, Ohio
June 13, 14, 15/Carlisle, Pa.
June 20, 21, 22/Bordentown, N.J.
June 27, 28, 29/Ruther Glen, Va.
July 5, 6, 7/Mebane, N.C.
July 11, 12, 13/Florence, S.C.
July 18, 19, 20/Atlanta
July 25, 26, 27/Bucksville, Ala.
August 1, 2, 3/Jackson, Miss.
August 8, 9, 10/Shreveport, La.
August 15, 16, 17/Weatherford, Texas

Truckers Jamboree Set to Blast Off
The 27th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 13 and 14 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

This year’s show boasts more than 200 exhibits, plus the Super Truck Beauty Contest, the antique truck display, the Iowa pork chop cookout, the Trucker’s Best Friend pet contest, the Trucker Olympics, carnival games, live bands and a fireworks display.

Admission and parking are free. Shuttles are provided from the parking area.

“We have so many exciting things happening at this year’s Jamboree,” says Delia Moon Meier, the Iowa 80 Truckstop’s senior vice president. “We are bringing back the fireworks display along with many other exciting events. This is sure to be our best Truckers Jamboree yet.”

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree began in 1979 and featured a few exhibits, live music, food and a small display of antique trucks. The first Jamboree only attracted a few hundred drivers, a far cry from the 30,000 it attracts today.
-Lance Orr

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