- A driver builds up his own trucking business
- Father and son share a love of life on the road, even if it makes visits rare
- This driver always makes time to mentor the next generation — whether at home or on the road
- This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes
- Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom
- This driver sees the world through Google Glass
- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
- Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids
Time for Cake
More than ten thousand drivers and their families were wowed by a lot at this year’s Truckers Jamboree at the Walcott Iowa 80 TA. A concert by Aaron Tippin, fireworks, a truck beauty contest with more than 80 vehicles, more than 200 antique trucks, games, pork chops and lots of exhibits were all part of the fun. But one particular moment took the cake.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Jamboree, and the 45th anniversary of the location itself, an incredible truck-shaped dessert was rolled out and served to more than a thousand attendees.
The cake, a delicious replica of this year’s Jamboree truck model, took two days to create, weighed 300 pounds and was eight feet long. “We are proud to be able to celebrate trucking,” says Delia Moon Meier, Iowa 80 Truckstop senior vice president, who happily sliced into the edible work of art.