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The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will welcome area boy scouts to learn about trucking history on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 12:00p.m. The Boy Scouts will have a chance to earn the Transportation Merit Badge while attending this event. Any Boy Scout or Troop is welcome to participate, or just attend to show support for the others. This event is free of charge to all who attend.
If you have any additional questions please contact Meghan Dalton at 563.468.5330 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Truck Transportation Merit Badge Requirements
- List the major truck lines serving your town.
- Do the following:
- Describe the role of truck transportation within commerce (the movement of goods, funds, and information).
- Describe how trucks fit into a company’s supply chain. This could be a manufacturer, importer, wholesaler, or retailer.
- On paper, map out how goods that are manufactured overseas are transported to a retailer in this country.
- Describe the difference between the gasoline engine and the diesel engine that power trucks. List the advantages of each.
- Visit a truck terminal and complete items 4a through 4e. After your visit, share what you have learned with your counselor.
- Find out what kind of maintenance program the company follows to help keep its fleet, drivers, and the roadway safe.
- Find out how dispatchers maintain communication with drivers on the road.
- Talk with a professional truck driver about safety. Learn about the truck driver’s rules of the road for safe driving. List five safe-driving rules every professional truck driver must follow.
- Review the driver’s log and find out what kind of information the log contains.
- Learn about important federal regulations that help ensure public safety.
- Do the following:
- Outline the general organization of a trucking company. Describe what each department does.
- List five positions with trucking companies and describe each one.
- Name five government agencies that work closely with the trucking industry. Describe their role.
- List five different kinds of trucks. Tell the service each provides.
- Assume that you are going to ship by truck 500 pounds of goods (freight class 65) from your town to another town 500 miles away. Your shipment must arrive within three days. Explain in writing:
- How to prepare the shipment
- How to compare at least three carriers for time in transit and rates
- How to choose which carrier to use
- How to insure the shipment for damages
- Define the following terms: bill of lading, ETA, logbook, intermodal, containers, tariff, shippers, carrier, consignee, drayage, cartage.
- Learn about opportunities in the field of truck transportation. Choose one career in which you are interested and discuss with your counselor the major responsibilities of that position and the qualifications, education, and training such a position requires.
The Museum has two trucks that have recently been restored. The 1937 Mack AC, equipped with a Heil Dump Box was restored in 2011. The 1946 White WA22 finished the restoration process just last week! Both of these amazing antiques will be on display during the Joplin Trucker Jamboree at the Joplin 44 Petro, May 18th and 19th. They are all loaded up and on the way to Missouri.
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum was a dream of Iowa 80 Truckstop founder, Bill Moon. Bill had a passion for collecting antique trucks and other trucking memorabilia. We are pleased to be able to share this collection with the general public. Every truck has a story to tell and can provide a unique glimpse back in time. Many rare and one-of-a-kind trucks are on display. View short films about trucking history in our REO theater; a great way to learn even more about the trucks of yesteryear. Come and visit us, we’d love to have you.