Iowa 80 Truckstop

Iowa 80 Truckstop raises awareness on human trafficking

Iowa 80 Truckstop has joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking among professional drivers and expand its employee training program with regard to this issue. Professional drivers are encouraged to pick up a TAT wallet card at Iowa 80 Truckstop, which provides red flags to look for if trafficking is suspected, specific information to note for law enforcement and the national hotline number to call with any tips. Iowa 80 Truckstop also ...

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Randy Houser to headline Walcott concert

Country music singer Randy Houser will headline a 7 p.m. concert July 12 for the 33rd Walcott Truckers Jamboree July 12-13, the Iowa 80 Truckstop announced. The event will be at the truck stop, off Interstate 80 at exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa. This year's jamboree will feature more than 200 exhibits, a Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display, cookout, trucker Olympics, carnival games, live music and a fireworks display. Admission to the event and parking ...

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Throngs celebrate at Walcott Jamboree

Nearly 30,000 drivers and their families from 23 states and Canada joined festivities at last week’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop. For this year’s 32nd jamboree, visitors were entertained with more than 175 exhibits, a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 59 contestants, an antique truck display of more than 200 vehicles, an Iowa pork chop cookout, Trucker Olympics, carnival games, a concert by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and ...

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Drivers can register for 25 prizes yet to be given away in’s six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes. The first round of winners has been selected and the second group of 25 more will be awarded in September. Registration for the sweepstakes online at is ongoing until Aug. 31, 2011.

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Iowa 80 to celebrate vintage electric truck

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th anniversary party for its 1911 Walker Electric Truck on July 15.

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Marty Stuart to headline Walcott Jamboree

Country music singer Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will headline a 7 p.m. concert at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

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‘Workin’ Class’ — a new trucking tune from Leland Martin

It's named after owner-operator Colin Stuart's "big ol’ Peterbilt all decked out and tricked out with beautiful murals of horses on the sides of the trailer," country crooner Leland Martin told my colleagues over at Custom Rigs magazine -- "Workin' Class" is the latest in Martin's catalog, written after meeting owner-operator Stuart and posing for a photograph with Stuart's eponymous rig at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree this past July. The experience had such an effect on ...

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree — starting now…

As I write this, driver attendees and others have no doubt begun to file into the big show, the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. After noting this pic from last year's Thursday-night fireworks show and "Lights at Night" custom truck lighting competition, I'm wishing I could be there. As always, the Walcott show is sure to be a hoot. If you're in the area now, or passing through tonight, stop ...

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