Category Archives: General Tips

10 Products Every Trucker Needs on the Road

Working as a trucker can be a rewarding experience. It is a chance to enjoy the freedom of the road while seeing more of the country. However, being a trucker isn’t always an easy job. One way to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience is to be prepared before you head out on the road. Below are 10 things a truck driver needs on every trip.

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Top 5 Winter Accessories Every Trucker Needs

It is time for freezing temperatures, snow, ice and blustery weather. The winter can be beautiful and fun. However, it is also a challenging season for truck drivers. Fortunately, a little preparation can help you stay safe and comfortable during the winter. Below are five of the best products for winter truck driving that you should invest in this year.

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Truckers Gift Guide: Best Products Every Trucker Will Enjoy

What are good gifts for truck drivers? Now, that is the ultimate question. Truckers are notoriously difficult people to shop for because we rarely want a lot. We are simple people. However, for the loved one who is bound and determined to get their favorite truck driver something special, there are a few options that are sure to light up any driver’s holiday.

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Semi Truck Windshield Safety: When a Crack Is More Than Just a Crack

A cracked windshield is a common problem – but its adverse effects are many.

From the expense to repair or replace a windshield, the time lost when a truck is taken out of service, and the potential safety hazards chipped and cracked windshields cause, chips and cracks can wreak havoc on a trucker’s life. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent windshield chipping and cracking such as using a windshield strengthening solution like C-Bond NanoShield Plus ™.

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My First Jamboree: The Sunscreen Devastation at the Coolest Gas Station

Written by: Kieran Benson, 2019 Web Intern

The Walcott Trucker’s Jamboree is the biggest event of the year here at the Iowa 80 Truckstop. I, of course, didn’t know that. In fact, I didn’t even know that the Jamboree existed. I knew that the Iowa 80 Truckstop was the largest in the world, and that the Iowa 80 Kitchen had an awesome buffet, but I didn’t know what the Jamboree was. That is, until I was hired as a summer intern for Iowa80.com. So, it is safe to say that I did not know what to expect, but whatever I expected was nothing close to reality. The Walcott Trucker’s Jamboree wasn’t just big, it was gigantic.

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How To Aim Headlights

Written by: Scott Julian of XK Glow

When your headlights aren’t aimed properly, you know it! It’s tough to see when driving at night or you are consistently getting flashed by oncoming traffic because you are inadvertently blinding other drivers. Many factors come into play with your headlight alignment such as an accident, wear on suspension components over time, or you just installed new XK GLOW LED bulbs. Whatever the case may be, checking and adjusting your headlight alignment will be beneficial to both you and everyone else out there on the road.

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Simple Ways To Keep Your Truck Looking Good This Summer

Your truck is more than just a vehicle. It’s your office space, your home away from home, and represents a huge investment. Using the best semi truck productsto keep your vehicle clean and looking its best on the inside as well as the outside not only helps keep you happy and more productive while working, it also makes a good impression on potential customers. The following tips can help your truck to shine during the sunny summer months. 

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