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Free food, health screenings at Sioux City event Sept. 13 at Love’s
Peterbilt of Sioux City will participate in Truck Driver Appreciation Day set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Love’s Travel Stop. The event, coordinated by Great West Casualty Company, will include free food and drink, blood pressure screenings, games and giveaways. All truck drivers and industry support staff are invited to attend. Love’s is at 2525 Singing Hills Blvd., just across from Peterbilt of Sioux City on Harbor Drive. Take Exit 143 on Interstate 29.


MPG trucks on display at Husker Harvest Days:
Visitors to Husker Harvest Days, set for Sept. 11-13 near Grand Island, Nebraska, will be able to check out two new 2019 models at the Midwest Peterbilt Booth. Stop by and chat with our truck sales professionals at Lot #1141.


CVSA Brake Safety Week planned for Sept. 16-22
Roadside inspections will be conducted Sept. 16-22 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) initiative to identify and remove trucks with critical brake violations. This 37-step procedure includes examination of driver operating requirements, as well as the vehicle’s mechanical fitness. During last year’s Brake Safety Day, 14 percent of all inspections resulted in a commercial vehicle being placed out of service for brake-related problems. See our Parts & Services pages for September specials.


MPG goes on the road to shows, parades
Midwest Peterbilt Group staff were out and about this summer, with Peterbilt trucks in several parades and truck shows in Iowa and Nebraska. These included Pioneer Valley Days in Sergeant Bluff, the Iowa-Nebraska Classic Truck Show in Omaha, Neb., and the Made in the Shade Truck Show in David City, Neb.


Roadworks detour access to Des Moines dealership

Traffic closures at 34th Avenue NW and Adventureland Drive in Altoona will necessitate detours for customers accessing the Peterbilt dealership, at 3445 Adventureland Drive, beginning at 7 a.m. July 9. The detour is expected to be in place for a minimum of 90 days. Click here to view a map of the detour route, or visit the City of Altoona website for public works updates.


1983 Cabover Makeover

Chad Van Zee spied a 1983 Peterbilt Model 362 on an auction site. He was filled with nostalgia for the old cabover. "I've just got a thing for old stuff," Van Zee said. He figured it would be perfect for hauling a backhoe for one of his excavation businesses. It once had been a pristine white with dark red accents, and was in need of some TLC. So he contacted the Body Shop at Peterbilt of Sioux City, and the rest is history. The interior will eventually be refurbished, but in the meantime, the "new" 362 will be put to work... hauling a backhoe. See the Video


Truck Shows and Special Events Schedule

 Fall 2018  

SD Truck Convoy for Special Olympics:
Big Rigs, Big Hearts, Big Results
Sioux Falls, SD Sept 21 - 22, 2018 Includes classic truck display & Touch-A-Truck event.
Rapid City, SD Sept 28 & 29, 2018

 Winter 2018 - 2019  

Nebraska Power Farming Show: Dec 4 - 6, 2018 Lancaster Event Center, 4100 North 84th St. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dakota Farm Show: Vermillion, South Dakota January 3, 4 and 5, 2019

Iowa Power Farming Show: Iowa Events Center 730 3rd St. Des Moines, Iowa. Jan 29 - 31, 2019.

53rd Annual Triumph of Ag Expo: Wednesday & Thursday Feb 27 -28, 2019

Spring 2019

Midwest Pride in your Ride: Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa May 3 - 4, 2019 Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life