Iowa 80 Truckstop opened its doors in 1964 and has been open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week ever since. The Iowa 80 TA Truckstop has undergone over 35 different expansion and remodel projects and continues to widen the gap as the largest truckstop in the world. The truckstop boasts the Iowa 80 Kitchen, a 300-seat restaurant, 34 fuel pumps for motorists; Super Truck Showroom, Barber, Dentist, Chiropractor, Movie Theater, Large Convenience Store; Gift Store and a food court featuring 8 restaurants. There is also a 7-bay Truck Service Center; 3-bay Truckomat Truck Wash; Dogomat Pet Wash; CAT Scale and Fuel Center with 16 diesel lanes. Drivers can also order thousands of trucking accessories online at www.iowa80.com or from their mail-order catalog, even if the driver’s schedule or route doesn’t take them to Walcott.
Each year since 1979, Iowa 80 Truckstop hosts the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. This huge driver appreciation event has evolved over the years and includes Antique Truck Displays; Super Truck Beauty Contest; hundreds of exhibits; live concerts; Trucker Olympics, Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest; Carnival Games; Pork Chop Cookout; 100th birthday party for a truck each year at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. The 2020 Walcott Truckers Jamboree, like many events, will be virtual and include online Super Truck Competition and Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest; both with public online voting. An Antique Truck Gallery and many other fun videos will be posted at www.truckersjamboree.com.