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Norfolk Open House a success: 200+ enjoy drawings, giveaways, vendors, BBQ lunch
Peterbilt of Norfolk said “thanks” to customers at a packed Appreciation Open House from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 21. Tables inside a pair of service bays were filled with parts vendors and customers who enjoyed a free BBQ lunch, catered by Smokin’ Stan’s BBQ in Norfolk, and a “live” raffle of donated parts and accessories. Peterbilt of Norfolk’s sales department also welcomed attendees with two 2020 Model 579s and a 2020 Model 389.


Dozens attend ‘Touch a Truck’ in Sioux City
Dozens of families stopped by the Peterbilt of Sioux City booth at the “Touch a Truck or Train” event June 1 at the Sioux City Railroad Museum. The children climbed up in the cab of a 2020 Model 579 and checked out the sleeper, as well as took home some logo giveaways.


5 differences between grandfathered AOBRDs & ELDs
Motor carriers operating grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) to record their drivers’ hours of service must switch to an approved electronic logging device (ELD) by Dec. 16, 2019.
With little time remaining, carriers that want to minimize stress should plan to make the change sooner rather than later. Training on the operational differences between AOBRDs and ELDs is a critical component of the plan to help reduce the frustrations that your drivers and operations department may experience on the first few days of your ELD launch.
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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.


Truck Shows and Special Events Schedule

Summer 2019

Semi truck Show and Shine: Colfax County Fairgrounds, Leigh, Neb. Saturday July 27, 2019

15th Annual Iowa-Nebraska Classic Truck Show: Aug. 3, 2019 at Sapp Bros. Truck Stop North West Parking lot, Omaha, NE. Food, Music and Vendors. Info 402-895-8040.

10th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck & Tractor Show August 16 - 18, 2019. Northern State Fair Grounds, Chippewa Falls, WI.

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

 Fall 2019  

BIG IRON CLASSIC: Sept 6 - 7, 2019 Dodge County Fairgrounds, Kasson, MN.

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

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

SD Truck Convoy for Special Olympics:
Big Rigs, Big Hearts, Big Results
Sioux Falls, SD Sept 20 - 21, 2019
Rapid City, SD Sept 27 & 28, 2019

 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

Summer 2020

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