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.

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:03pm

From Business Insider Apr 10, 2017

Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation have agreed to merge to create a North American trucking giant.

The merged firm, to be called Knight-Swift, will have a holding-company structure while maintaining the distinct brands... Read More

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:44pm

American Trucking Associations (ATA) recently reported the driver turnover rate at large fleets fell ten percentage points to an annualized rate of 71 percent, the lowest in six years. The turnover rate at small fleets saw an even greater drop of 16 points, putting it at its lowest level in five... Read More

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 9:29am

Overdrive Online (and several other publications) just published an article about Hours of Service Rules that many in the trucking industry are pleased by.

 

James Jaillet  Overdrive Online... Read More