Iowa

Driver reunited with lost pup

Have you heard the one about the truck driver whose Yorkie pup slips out of the truck while he's cooling his heels briefly at a Missouri rest area? Well, all's well that ends well, and that one does, USA Today reported yesterday. The driver, Michael Siau, "didn't realize that Rambo had slipped out of his long-haul truck while he was stretching his legs at a rest stop in Hannibal, Mo.," wrote Douglas Stanglin. He made ...

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Awesome bull hauler: An Iowa Pete truck show winner

Peterbilt of Council Bluffs, Iowa, hosted a truck beauty competition and show this past Saturday, May 5, that attracted more than 40 entrants. Pictured here (beauty shot below) is the "hot lime-green" 2000 Peterbilt 379 bull hauler that garnered the most votes from the judges (the entrants themselves) for Best in Show, along with staff members of Buhr Trucking, the rig's owner (pictured left to right: Kevin Whitla, Travis Buhr, Atley Buhr, Darylee Gómez and Logan ...

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Pilot Flying J opens new stop in Iowa

Osceola, Iowa, is home to a new Pilot Flying J travel center at 2010 West Clay St. at Exit 34 off Interstate 35. The 5,500-square-foot center hosts four fuel islands and seven diesel islands, all of which feature DEF and biodiesel. The center features a CAT scale, five automated showers, 80 parking spaces for trucks, fax and copy services, money orders and several food options. The center will honor most frequent fueler cards and will have ...

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Channel 19 news round-up: flooding, radio, TSE, petition…

Vid tour through I-680 flood damage As Missouri River floodwaters receded from flood stage this month after a long summer of high water, Iowa DOT officials finally got a look at I-680 at the I-29 interchange, and the damage done to both roadways is just stunning (pictured courtesy of Iowa DOT; more info on detours/outlook available in our news piece here). The Omaha World-Herald ran a short tour through the devastation you can watch via this ...

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Mississippi River flooding closes roads

Major to record regional flooding is still expected for two to three more weeks.

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Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck/Tractor Show

MAY 6-7: Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa, (560) 580-8200.

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Iowa80 releases new catalog

A new catalog featuring 450 new items is available, said truck accessory provider Iowa80.com of the Walcott, Iowa-based Iowa 80 Group.

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Old Truck Show

Old Truck Show of ATHS Wheat State Chapter, Newell’s Truck Stop, Newton, Kan., (316) 283-0130

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Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck/Tractor Show

Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa, (560) 580-8200

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The case against locking the trailer; Sioux City salute

Cargo theft is on the rise, we report this month in Truckers News, and truckers using rear adjustable bar locks on their vans may be an ever-more-frequent reality. But for every argument there's an at least somewhat valid counterargument, and one hauler's unfortunate truck fire on I-70 in Indiana near Terre Haute points to the, at least occasional, potential beauty of the convenience of an unlocked trailer. WTHI television in Terre Haute reported Friday when one ...

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