The Truckers Jamboree is taking place from July 13th-July 15th this year and it’s hosted at the Iowa 80 Truckstop off of I-80 exit 284 in Walcott Iowa. This event started in 1979 in order to celebrate America’s truckers and is still going strong as a great place to be if you want to celebrate and learn about trucking.
While the event is a good time and an educational experience, at the end of the day it’s a way to thank truckers for all that they do. Heck, everything important to you from your first cup of coffee in the morning to your comfortable bedding at the end of the day was most likely on a truck at one point.
If you can’t make the event you should still put the Iowa 80 Truckstop on your list of places to go, because it is the largest truck stop in the world. It’s pretty much a trucker’s heaven filled with every service you could ask for, some of which, like the dogomat are open for 24 hours a day! You can get your pet groomed, get a haircut, go to the dentist, watch a movie, and more all at the same truck stop!
However, If you can make it to the jamboree then bring your sunscreen and prepare for one large action packed outdoor event. The event is so big that you’re allowed to bring your own golf cart to ride around the premises! Switching from a big rig to a golf cart almost sounds like a vacation of its own.
There will also be tons exhibitors for you to visit and learn about what they do for the industry. You can relax in the evening with free country music concerts performed by Mary Sarah and Collin Raye. For the kids, there are carnival games and fireworks. There’s something for the whole family!
After the Jamboree and you get back to trucking remember that the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax deadline is approaching on August 31st so don’t forget to file your 2290 with your industry leader, ExpressTruckTax. All you have to do is spend about 10 minutes following the simple e-filing guide to transmit your form directly to the IRS and you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email within about 15 minutes.
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