Midwest Peterbilt News
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2020 Model 579 took part in Pioneer Days parade Saturday, Aug. 10, in Sergeant Bluff, IA.




New FMCSA site hopes to smooth ELD transition
With the Dec. 16 deadline for full Electronic Logging Device (ELD) implementation only months away, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created a separate homepage to combine all necessary information for drivers and motor carriers. The page — https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov — has separate links to information about ELD Providers, Driver and Motor Carrier rules, and Enforcement Partners. Visitors also can sign up to receive email updates as well as ELD News and Events.
FMCSA estimates that ELDs will result in:
• 1,844 crashes avoided annually
• 562 fewer injuries per year
• 26 lives saved each year.
To help the motor carrier industry and ELD providers prepare for Dec. 16, after which all motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use ELDs to record driver hours-of-service data, FMCSA has scheduled a series of live question-and-answer sessions.
There are two options to attend: a webinar format, or a listen-only phone line.
The sessions are scheduled between Aug. 12 and Aug. 21.
Find more information on the News and Events link at eld.fmcsa.dot.gov.

It’s County Fair time!
Peterbilt of Sioux City showed off two 2020 models at its booth during the Plymouth County Fair, July 24-29, in Le Mars. All ages, from kids to grandparents, got to experience the view from the driver’s seat of a new 389 or 579. Truck salesman Mike Fisher was on hand each day to answer questions and hand out giveaways. Look for Midwest Peterbilt Group trucks in upcoming parades this month in Iowa and Nebraska.


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UTA foundation to award $2,500 scholarships

The Used Truck Association (UTA) Jerome Nerman Foundation will award 10 college scholarships to qualifying students. Each $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to students who are nominated by UTA members in good standing. Deadline is September 13, 2019. For more information, or to download an application, visit uta.org/the-jerome-nerman-family-educational-fund.


Shows and Events Schedule

Summer 2019

DAKOTAFEST: Schlaffman Farm, 2300 Spruce St. Mitchell, SD August 20 - 22, 2019 Follow us on facebook at "Dakotafest".

MPG Parade Presence
August 24, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Hubbard, NE

 Fall 2019  

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week:
Sept 8 - 14, 2019

Husker Harvest Days: Sept 10 - 12, 2019 9000 W. Husker Highway, Wood River, NE

 Winter 2019 - 2020  

Nebraska Power Farming Show: Dec 10 - 12, 2019 Lancaster Event Center, 4100 North 84th St. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Iowa Power Farming Show: Iowa Events Center 730 3rd St. Des Moines, Iowa. Jan 28- 30, 2020.

54th Annual Triumph of Ag Expo: Wednesday & Thursday March 4 - 5, 2020

Spring 2020

Midwest Pride in your Ride: Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa May 1 - 2, 2020 Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Summer 2020

17th Wheel Jam Truck Show: June 4 - 7, 2020 in Huron, SD at the state fairgrounds.

Walcott Truckers Jamboree: July 9 -11, 2020 The 41st Annual Jamboree hosted at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, IA.