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.

 

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:23am

Major trucking companies continue to respond to a strong freight market by increasing truck driver pay.

Frozen Food Express, a major asset-based, temperature-controlled LTL carrier, is poised to pass along a substantial linehaul compa... Read More

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:34pm

Female drivers constitute 10% of the truck-driving workforce, according to Women In Trucking.

A group of lawmakers has reintroduced the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act, which aims to support women entering the industry.

Four members of the Sen... Read More

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:23pm

Safety is the PRIORITY when operating commercial vehicles. Weather conditions lately across the country have made it challenging for CDL drivers.  Locally, there were dozens of crashes this morning.  Oklahoma had problems earlier today.  And here is a report from Iowa the other day:

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 9:52am

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

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:39pm

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:09pm

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:32am

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