By Heather Hogeland & Kim Grimm
We’re ringing in the New Year at Iowa 80! Although that means it is time to celebrate, it also means that it is time to start thinking about tax returns again. In the trucking industry, it is important to find ways to save. Making the most of your trucker tax deductions this year will help you to strengthen your bottom line a little.
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You may have noticed that a lot of truck drivers have Peterbilt trucks. Even more notably, they love their trucks and keep buying from the brand. This may leave you wondering why people love these trucks so much. It can be hard to understand if you’ve never driven one. These are 10 reasons people keep returning to Peterbilt.
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As a truck driver, you spend a lot of time in your truck cab. It only makes sense to make your semi truck interior as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. You may have gotten some awesome chrome Peterbilt exhaust stacks. Why not give the inside of your truck the same treatment? These are a few ideas about how to make the most of your cab.
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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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The winter is coming and that means snow, ice and salt on the roads. These hazards, especially the salt, can wreak havoc on your chrome. Many truck drivers have been disappointed to realize that driving in the winter caused their chrome wheels to lose their luster. Fortunately, there are some chrome wheel protection options you can use.
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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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With the winter comes snow, ice, reduced visibility and dangerous drivers. As a truck driver, you need to be ready to protect your truck and yourself on the road. A few changes to your driving and a little preparation can help ensure you have a safe winter trucking season. Below are some of the most helpful winter driving tips for truck drivers.
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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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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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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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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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