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.

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

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:16pm

If you are looking for outbound freight from the Minneapolis - St. Paul area for flat bed loads, Interstate Truck Driving School has formed an alliance with a respected and trusted Freight Broker that can help you. Please call Esau Gotlieb at 612-227-1326. He is working on a cooperative basis wi... Read More

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:35am

There has been a lot of articles lately about electric powered trucks.  Tesla has announced they are getting into the industry along with a much of other companies.  Here is an article published by FleetOwner:

Apr 6, 2017  ... Read More

Pass for the Lead

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:27am

Bill Collins, the owner of Interstate Truck Driving School, has a passion for driving; Fast on the Track and Safe on the Road.

Bill competes with a 2004 Z06 Corvette in the Sports Car Club of America road races.  He travels all around the country to promote the availability of training at... Read More