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PrePass trucks that receive a green light in Iowa must still enter an open weigh station if they are pulling an oversize/overweight (even permitted) load.

Walcott, Iowa, is a trucker vacation destination. Okay, maybe it’s not a vacation destination, but there are plenty of truckers who plan on stopping in Walcott.

Walcott is home to the “World’s Largest Truck Stop” according to the Iowa 80 truck stop- now a T.A. travelcenter. The truck stop has one of the largest in-stock chrome shops in the country. There is a truck shop and truck was on the premises. The Iowa 80 has a Trucking Hall of Fame adjacent to it- a 21,000 some foot warehouse with almost 30 antique trucks on display.

Each year, the truck stop holds the Iowa 80 Trucker’s Jamboree- a truck show with exhibitors and show truck contest. In 2006, there were more than 200 antique trucks on display for the event and more than 30,000 people came to experience it! In 2007, the Iowa 80 Trucker’s Jamboree is scheduled for July 12-13. To contact the Iowa 80 truck stop, call 866-4IOWA80. It is located off I 80 at exit 284, just west of the Quad-Cities in Iowa.

The CAT scale company headquarters is located near the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott, also. CAT scale has a reputation for being the most widespread, the most reliable, and the easiest to acess of all truck stop weighing scales.

Not too far from Walcott is the town of Riverside, Iowa. Known to Star Trek fans as “the future home of Captain James T. Kirk,” Riverside was the site for a recent miniseries starring William Shatner. The show followed Shatner’s film crew through the filming of a fake movie- one the town’s residents and the locals who were picked to star in the movie didn’t know was fake. Sounds dumb, but anyone with a twisted sense of humor who watched the show from the beginning got a lot of laughs out of it. The series, called Invasion Iowa, is not available on DVD but it can be found online for (legal and paid for) downloads.

Truckers traveling I 80 around exit 225 will see signs for “The Amana Colonies.” This is a group of 7 villages that were founded as a religious commune. The villages were designed by the original settlers to mirror 19th century German villages. These are not Amish communities and they are no longer communal. For generations, the townspeople shared their earnings, but in 1932, the Amana Colonies stopped living as a commune.

The highest point in Iowa is located in the north west corner of the state on route 1670 at Hawkeye Point.

The Iowa fuel tax rate is $0.235 per gallon of diesel fuel.

Agency 34 16 eb wb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
Locals say this weigh station is no longer used- and it has big cement barriers over the weigh scale.

Avoca I 80 wb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
Lat: 41 29 55 N
Lon: 95 15 41 W There is a Kum and Go truck stop with very little parking and also a McDonalds and motel with a joint parking lot at exit 46 east of the weigh station. There is a rest area at mm 32 and a Wings over America truck stop at exit 40 west of the Avoca weigh station.

Brandon North I 380 nb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

Brandon South I 380 sb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

Cedar I 80 wb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
The scale house has been torn down and the ramp into the weigh station has been blocked off. There is a rest area at mm 270 east of the Cedar scale and a Phillips 66 Ambest truck stop at exit 265 west of the weigh station.

Clarke North I 35 nb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
There used to be a scale accross from this one on the southbound side of the interstate, but it has been converted to a truck parking area. Exit 33 has a Cubby’s truckstop with limited parking north of the Clarke North weigh station.

Dallas (Des Moines) – I 80 eb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
Lat: 41 33 17 N
Lon: 93 54 56 W There is a rest area at mm 119 east of the Dallas weigh station. There is a Casey’s General Store with a small parking lot and diesel at exit 93 west of the Dallas weigh station.

Early 71 Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

Fremont I 29 Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

Glenwood 34 275 nb sb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
This scale is closed- there are no supplies or material inside the scale- even the lightbulbs are gone. It is also marked in the wrong location on the 2005, 2006 trucker atlases.

Jasper (Des Moines) – I 80 wb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is a super coop location.

Lat: 41 40 56 N
Lon: 98 20 3 W Exit 155 has 2 truck stops east of the Jasper weigh station. Exit 142 has a Bosselman truck stop and thre is a rest area at mm 148 west of the truck scale.

LeMars 75 Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

Mechanicsville 30 Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

MO Valley North I 29 nb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Conoco truck plaza at exit 112 as well as rest area at mile marker 78.5 north of the Missouri Valley truck scale.

MO Valley North I 29 sb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Conoco truck plaza at exit 112 as well as rest area at the 79.5 mile marker north of the Missouri Valley weigh station.

Ogden 30 Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

Salix South I 29 sb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
There used to be a truck scale on the opposite side of the interstate from this location but it has been converted to a truck parking area. There is a Truck Haven and several fast food restaurants with truck parking at exit 143 north of the Salix weigh station.

Story North I 35 nb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

Story South I 35 sb Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a rest area at mile marker 94 south of the Story weigh station.

Worth South I 35 Iowa Weigh Station Truck Scales

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