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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. For more information, or to download an application, visit uta.org.




Livestock haulers still ELD exempt until Sept. 30
The budget deal reached mid-February by lawmakers, and signed into law by President Trump, keeps drivers hauling livestock and insects in compliance with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations.

At least for now.

The spending deal passed by both chambers of Congress expires Sept. 30.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandate originally went into effect in December 2017.

Agricultural haulers were given an enforcement grace period that has been extended several times.

These haulers have been exempt from the mandate due to their need to ensure that the animals they are hauling have access to food and water and proper temperatures when they stop to rest.

The FMCSA is currently accepting public comments on a request for more lenient hours of service regulations for operators hauling livestock. Comments can be filed at regulations.gov under Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0334.


Deadline is May 1 for 2020 scholarship
The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) has established a scholarship in honor of Jerry Woods, longtime IRMCA director of training and outreach. The application deadline is May 1. One- to two-year scholarships are available at a minimum of $2,500 a year. The scholarship will be awarded during the IRMCA Annual Convention in March 2020. Woods epitomized the positive spirit of the concrete industry through his craft and his enthusiasm for life, according to IRMCA. He also had a passion for helping young people interested in following a career in the concrete and building trades industries. More information on the 2020 scholarship and eligibility requirements are available at irmca.org.


MPG plans student outreach in March

Midwest Peterbilt Group will highlight careers in the trucking industry at several high schools and colleges in March. These include:
• Southeast Community College, Milford, March 6
• Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, March 19
• Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, March 28.
More information on careers with Midwest Peterbilt Grop is available at pbtruck.com/Careers.


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Truck Shows and Special Events Schedule

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

SDTA Truck Driving Championships: Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:00 a.m. at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave. Sioux Falls, SD

Summer 2019

Nebraska Truck Driving Championships: May 30 - June 1, 2019 Fonner Park, Grand Island, NE.

16th Wheel Jam Truck Show: May 30 - June 2, 2019 in Huron, SD at the state fairgrounds.

IMTA Truck Driving Championships: to be held June 13 - 14, 2019 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.

Oak Grove Truckers Jamboree: June 14 - 15, 2019 at the Oak Grove 70 Petro, I-70 Exit 28, Oak Grove, Missouri.

ATHS Southeast Iowa Chapter 8th Annual Antique and Working Truck Show at Ottumwa Park and CampgroundJct Hwy 34 & 149, Ottumwa, IA, June 15, 2019

30th Sandhills Ranch Expo June 19 -20, 2019 in Basset, Neb.

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

Made in the Shade Truck Show & Shine: July 20, 2019 David City, Nebraska. Butler county Fairgrounds

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