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.

Weekly Update

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:25pm

An important part of our business plan is to accommodate everyone that comes to us seeking a career in the trucking industry.  Keep in mind, qualified candidates must have a reasonably clean driving record, clean background history, and be in good health to be able to pass a Federal DOT physical... Read More

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:06pm

Freight rates continue to climb through out the country.  

And the demand for drivers also continues to climb.  Bob Costello, a market analyst from the American Trucking Association is a very accurate source of information on trucking trends and he recently provided his opinion on the dem... Read More

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 1:02pm

In less than six months, Interstate Truck Driving School will be celebrating it's 20th Anniversary.  During that time, Interstate has maintained a perfect safety record with zero insurance claims due to collisions and zero DOT reportable collisions.  

 

We are very proud of our Per... Read More

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:51am

Despite efforts by Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, it looks like the requirement to use Electronic Logging Devices will become mandatory December 18th of this year.  Owner Operators are opposed to the rules while the American Trucking Association is in favor of the mandate. 

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Weekly Industry Update

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 5:08pm

Our hearts go out to all of those effected by the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey.  Our respect and gratitude goes out to all those that provided assistance.  There really is a silver lining in all things and it really makes you feel good when you see the immediate actions of so many to... Read More

Check out the new addition to our fleet

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 3:24pm

We have recently added another truck to our fleet.  Our Peterbilt 337 straight truck is a great addition as it is very comfortable for any drivers regardless of height or weight.  The air ride seat is super nice and the steering is adjustable allowing any driver to fit behind the wheel with ease... Read More

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:45pm

On July 19th, the State of California Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill claims to improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck drive... Read More

Bill Collins weekly industry update

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:26pm

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has had two announcements this week pertaining to medical issues effecting Commercial Truck Drivers. The Feds may be backing off on sleep apnea rules and at the same time opening the door to drivers seeking a waiver when taking insulin to control d... Read More