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.
Several trucking companies have announced significant driver pay increases in the last month. One company gave their drivers up to 25% pay bump earlier this month. Now Frozen Food Express with 17 locations around the country has announced their "largest pay raise in their history" with up to 2... Read More
Alan Adler wrote an article in Freight Waves yesterday reporting on the increase in orders for Class 8 trucks. Class 8 rigs are the other road semi tractors that pull large trailers. Here is his article:
Preliminary Class 8 truck orders in North America topped 40,000 i... Read More
In 2019, the Trucking Industry was facing a significant shortage of qualified drivers. COVID-19 turned the U.S. economy upside down in early 2020 but now things are turning around for the Trucking Industry. A recent article in Fleet Owner provided some interesting details about the current sta... Read More
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated some of the Hours of Service Rules, effective 9/29/2020. Here is the official FMSCA changes:
FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rul... Read More
CDL Permit Tests now available without delays!
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has invested significant resources at their exam stations to ramp up access to knowledge testing. The downtown St. Paul location at 445 Minnesota Street is reported to have the bes... Read More
Job Opportunities for new truck drivers is expanding.
Our staff at Interstate/Hudson Truck Driving Schools is in constant contact with trucking companies that hire new drivers. The COVID-19 virus obviously reduced the need for new drivers during the second quarter of 2020. Now that... Read More
DVS open but experiencing long wait times.
This morning one of our students arrived at the South Metro Exam Station at 7:30 AM (30 minutes before the exam station opened) and was 48th in line for access to a permit test. He was still waiting at noon. We will keep an e... Read More
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