IOWA80.COM's Company History
Since its inception in 1997, the Iowa 80 Catalog Division has been dedicated to customer satisfaction for all. Our catalog allows drivers to order everything they want from the Iowa 80 Truckstop even if their schedule or route doesn't take them to Walcott. In 2000, IOWA80.COM launched its online store and has been a premier provider of trucking accessories for professional drivers ever since. Our online chrome shop is the Trucking Accessories Superstore many drivers dream of. With thousands of items to choose from, you can browse and buy 24/7. Shop for everything from chrome trim, visors, bumpers, cargo control, exhaust stacks and LED lights. We even offer radios, GPS navigation units, a variety of fenders, and chrome train horns. Chrome specialists are ready to help you find the right fit for your rig, and can be reached at 866-446-9280 during normal business hours.
When trucking was just a gleam in some of today's drivers' eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed, the Iowa 80 Truckstop was founded. In 1964, Standard Oil built and opened the truck stop, and in September 1965, Bill Moon took over management of the truck stop for Amoco. Like many of the truck stops in existence at the time, Iowa 80 was a small facility that only took up a fraction of what it does today. Over the years, the Iowa 80 TA Truckstop has undergone significant expansion projects to widen the gap as the largest truck stop in the world. With over 900 parking spaces, you're sure to find room to rest during off-duty hours. The Truckstop boasts the Iowa 80 Kitchen, a 300-seat restaurant, Super Truck Showroom, barber, dentist, chiropractor, laundry facilities, DogoMat Pet Wash. The Iowa 80 Truckstop has an impressive selection of quick serve restaurants including Wendy's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Chester's Chicken, and Blimpie.
Under Bill & Carolyn Moon's keen management, the truckstop began to grow and in 1984 Bill Moon purchased the truckstop from Amoco. Like the trucking industry itself, the Iowa 80 Truckstop has been a flurry of activity and expansion ever since. Today, the second and third generations of the Moon Family work at and operate the truckstop with the focus on the customer and the continuous expansions prove it.
Mr. Moon's focus on the customer is what sparked the beginning of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in 1979. This huge driver appreciation event has evolved over the years. Today, the celebration includes a cookout, Super Truck Beauty Contest, exhibits, live entertainment, and truck displays.
IOWA80.COM is part of the Iowa 80 Group family of companies that includes: Iowa 80 TA Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa; Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Missouri; Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, North Carolina; Effingham Chrome Shop in Effingham, Illinois; Truckomat Truck Washes in N. Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Walcott, Iowa; Oak Grove, Missouri; Joplin, Missouri; Kenly, North Carolina; Hebron, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott, Iowa and CAT Scale Company headquartered in Walcott, Iowa.