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.
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
Van, reefer rates soared in July
Per-mile spot market rates in van and reefer segments continued their recent hot streak in July, with both segments climbing to their highest point in two years, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped a f... Read More
Fleet Owner |July 28, 2017 by James Jaillet
Senate DOT bill, unlike House, skips changes to ELD mandate, driver breaks
A spending bill cleared by the Senate Appropriations Committee this week is free of any trucking-related po... Read More
Here is an article in Fleet Owner about a owner operator that runs a furniture moving rig. He claims to make around $200,000.00 per year.
There are 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S. If you have a quest to become an entrepreneur you can also make... Read More
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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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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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
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
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