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.
Continue reading My First Jamboree: The Sunscreen Devastation at the Coolest Gas Station
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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Winter is a dangerous time of year for drivers. The reason is fairly obvious. Snow and ice can make some roads difficult to navigate, if not impassable. Throw some altitude into the mix and you have created a potentially fatal challenge that truck drivers often have no choice but to overcome.
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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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As a professional truck driver, you take pride in your work, and that pride can be expressed through how you present your rig. You have lots of options to customize with semi truck exterior accessories which can add safety and flair when you hit the road. From cab to wheels, you can give your semi the makeover it deserves to reflect who you are as well as to protect you and other drivers around you. Here are just a few of the exterior truck accessories you may want to consider to add personality to your ride.
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TAFS has released The Ultimate Guide to Freight Factoring, the latest guide that breaks down all anyone needs to know with regard to freight factoring and what it means to a customer. The guide also gives in depth detail about the history of freight factoring, the use of the system, and breaks down the entire process from start to finish.
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Keeping your semi truck clean, inside and out, is a good idea for several reasons, personal as well as professional. Your semi truck cab interior is where you spend a great deal of your time, and you’re likely to be more comfortable if you keep it clean and organized. Cleaning your truck on a regular basis helps to preserve it and retain its resale value. Finally, a clean truck is a mark of professionalism that makes a good impression on potential clients.
Continue reading Semi Truck Necessities for Spring Cleaning
Congratulations on your new job driving a flatbed truck, freight truck or something similar. Before you set out on your first long run, you should brush up on the things truckers need to better ensure you start your journey off on the right foot. With that in mind, here’s a thorough list to help you compile a checklist.
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If you’re an over-the-road truck driver, the cab of your semi is not only your place of business, it’s also your home away from home. Therefore, there’s no need to keep the space dull, drab, and strictly professional. You lead a difficult life, with work that keeps you away from your residence for long stretches of time. Therefore, it is completely appropriate to bring along semi truck accessories to make your sleeper cab feel more homey. Given the amount of time you spend there, you should feel comfortable in your truck’s interior.
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It can be easy to overlook the importance of semi truck fenders and mud flaps. While these items may seem secondary or purely cosmetic, each one performs specific tasks and offers significant protection that isparamount to the operation of your rig.
Continue reading Semi Truck Exterior: The Importance of Mud Flaps & Fenders