News

The truck driving industry is a constantly changing environment.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is updating rules on a regular basis.  The shipping trends in the industry also change regularly. This news blogs is designed to keep students up to date and informed about changes in the industry and current events with Interstate Truck Driving School.

Interstate owner Bill Collins gives us a breif industry update.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:42am

All of the industry reports are showing strong freight prices, especially for flat bed loads.  That is an especially good sign as freight moved on flat bed is usually tied to infrastructure improvement. Dry van freight is stable and refrigerated freight is also strong.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:20pm

Here are some comments from an article WBTV.COM:

We’ve got news for you: Some industries, you may have never considered before are “HIRING,” and you’re exactly what they’re looking for. There’s even new recruiting campaigns to attract women to apply.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:19am

There is a really good article by STEVEN SEIDENBERG in the ABA Journal about autonomous vehicles.  The liability issue is going to have a very strong influence on how practical it is to have large trucks driven autonomously. All of the hype in the media lately about driverless trucks does not fa... Read More

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:48am

A 5:1 load-to-truck ratio on DAT Load Boards was seen for dry van freight last week. It’s the highest load-to-truck national average since March 2014, when demand skyrocketed with polar-vortex-related severe weather and led a big rates rally on the spot market that year. “This is a great sign th... Read More

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:48pm

After a five-month delay due to regulatory reviews ordered by the Trump Administration, a rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. Effective as of June 5, the rule offers... Read More

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:15pm

Interstate Truck Driving School is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association.  

This is a trade group made up of truck driving schools from around the country and trucking companies from all over the U. S. that hire students from CVTA schools.  The organization works hard to... Read More

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:39am

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection spree will be held next month, June 6-8, across North America.

CVSA plans the 72-hour event each summer to “conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.”

Cargo securement will be the... Read More

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:50am

Here are four good reasons people go to their local YWCA:

  • Workout in the exercise room
  • Swim in the pool
  • Play basketball in the gym
  • Learn CPR and other first aid skills

Now you can add a fifth one if it happens to be the Metro Vancouver YWCA: Ge... Read More