Midwest Peterbilt News & Views
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CUSTOMER COMFORT: Driver amenities updated at Sioux City dealership
Rich Harrington and Red Fiedler took advantage of the updated driver amenities at Peterbilt of Sioux City in late June. Harrington settled in to watch TV in the upstairs Customer Lounge with Tom Probasco (not pictured) and his son, Brandon, 14, who used the free Wi-Fi to play games on his tablet. Down in the Service Department lobby, owner/operator Fiedler sipped coffee while he waited for service on his International 9900. Service Department customers can enjoy free showers and laundry facilities as well as a comfortable lounge. Watch the video!


MPG launches paid internship program
Midwest Peterbilt Group launched a new paid Internship Program in May. Participants must be at least 18 years and willing to work up to 30 hours a week. The year-round program kicked off at Peterbilt of Sioux City with expansion planned to the other MPG dealerships in Iowa and Nebraska. Candidates will job shadow a diesel tech or body shop employee and get hands-on training. They could be considered for full-time regular employment at the conclusion of the internship. Visit pbtruck.com/Careers for more details or watch the video.


Peterbilt of Sioux City takes part in Touch-A-Truck event
Peterbilt of Sioux City exhibited a new sleeper truck and informational tent during an early June event at the Sioux City Railroad Museum. Hundreds of children and adults climbed into a variety of vehicles on display, honked horns and blew police car sirens. Families also explored the old railroad roundhouse buildings, rode the rails and watched a medical helicopter demonstration.


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. View a map of the detour route, or visit the City of Altoona website for public works updates.


Area ATHS chapter to meet at Peterbilt of Sioux City
The Tri-State Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Peterbilt of Sioux City, 4135 Harbor Drive; take Exit 143 off Interstate 29. The group is for truck enthusiasts within a 100-mile radius of Spencer, Iowa. New members are welcome to attend and learn about upcoming truck shows. Chapter dues are $20 a year; membership in the national ATHS is required. For more information, call Gordon Watson, president, at 712-580-3507; or Denny Postma, vice president, at 712-540-3779. Information also is available on Facebook: “Tri-State Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society — ATHS.”


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


WITCC Students Tour Peterbilt of Sioux City

Peterbilt of Sioux City hosted students from Western Iowa Tech Community College’s Auto Body program on May 11. Students got a tour of the Service Department and Body Shop, and learned about job opportunities with Midwest Peterbilt Group. See the Video


Truck Shows and Special Events Schedule

Summer 2018

Made in the Shade Truck Show & Shine: July 21, 2018 David City, Nebraska. Butler county Fairgrounds

Truck Show & Shine: Colfax County Fairgrounds, Leigh, Neb. Saturday July 21, 2018

14th Annual Iowa-Nebraska Classic Truck Show: Aug. 4, 2018 at Sapp Bros. Truck Stop North West Parking lot, Omaha, NE. Food, Music and Vendors. Info 402-895-8040 or 402-680-6121.

9th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck & Tractor Show August 17 - 19, 2018. Northern State Fair Grounds, Chippewa Falls, WI.

DAKOTAFEST: Schlaffman Farm, 2300 Spruce St. Mitchell, SD August 21 - 23, 2018 Follow us on facebook at "Dakotafest".

 Fall 2018  

Sheldon Celebration Days: The Tri-State Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society will participate in the annual Classic Car Show on Labor Day, Sept. 3 in Sheldon, IA.

BIG IRON CLASSIC: Sept 7 - 8, 2018 Dodge County Fairgrounds, Kasson, MN.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week:
Sept 9 - 15, 2018

Husker Harvest Days: Sept 11 - 13, 2018 9000 W. Husker Highway, Wood River, NE

SD Truck Convoy for Special Olympics:
Big Rigs, Big Hearts, Big Results
Sioux Falls, SD Sept 21 - 22, 2018
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