Midwest Peterbilt News & Views
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Scholarships available for 2019


Students have until Nov. 30 to apply for 2019 scholarships sponsored by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA). These scholarships will be awarded to college students seeking degrees in areas of study relating to careers in the ready-mixed concrete and construction/engineering industries.

Students can get more information or apply at IRMCA’s website.

Scholarships will be awarded during the IRMCA Annual Convention
held in early March.




Peterbilt of Norfolk salutes harvesters:
Peterbilt of Norfolk celebrated the harvest season in October by sponsoring radio station “tailgaters” in Enola, Battle Creek and Norfolk. Drivers were treated to a free lunch and Peterbilt giveaways during each two-hour time slot on country station US92.


UltraLoft arrives in Lincoln, Des Moines:
Peterbilt of Lincoln and Peterbilt of Des Moines have the brand new model 579s on their lots. The UltraLoft — designed with the driver in mind — has more space and amenities, especially for teams. The new UltraLoft will arrive in Sioux City, Des Moines and Norfolk in early 2019.


Peterbilt GM Jason Skoog talks market, innovations
Jason Skoog took over as general manager of Peterbilt in March after more than 20 years at Paccar. In this interview, Deborah Lockridge, editor-in-chief at Heavy Duty Trucking magazine talks with Skoog about the current truck market, innovations and more. To read the full interview, visit truckinginfo.com.


Pick up your free 2019 calendars:
“Working trucks of the Midwest” are featured in the Midwest Peterbilt Group 2019 calendar, available for free at all five Peterbilt locations. This year’s calendar celebrates 10 years of truck photo calendars, as well as the 65th anniversary of the family-owned business with dealerships in Iowa and Nebraska. Also, while you’re visiting one of our dealerships, be sure to pick up a free “stick-on” dashboard calendar.


MPG to attend Des Moines show:
Peterbilt of Des Moines will showcase working trucks at the 2018 Iowa County Engineers Conference Dec. 12-14 in Des Moines.


MPG to attend WITCC Career Fair

Midwest Peterbilt Group will spread the word about opportunities in the trucking industry at a Career Fair Nov. 15 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. At the event, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., MPG staff will provide information on diesel technician careers, as well as the MPG Paid Internship Program. For more information, visit pbtruck.com/Careers.


Truck Shows and Special Events Schedule

 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

Summer 2019

Walcott Truckers Jamboree: July 11 -13, 2019 The 40th Annual Jamboree hosted at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, IA.

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

 Fall 2019  

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