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, February 23, 2017 - 5:03pm

ATA reports that tonnage in 2016 increased 2.5% over 2015.

Feb 21, 2017 by Sean Kilcarr | Fleet Owner

The for-hire truck tonnage index compiled by the ... Read More

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:36am

We would like to congratulate U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc as they have announced the Veterans Administration (VA) has officially accredited the trucking company as part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program. With the accreditation, U.S. Xpress becomes one of the select few trucking co... Read More

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:03pm

Here is an article by Larry Kahaner from Fleet Owner Magazine published on February 3rd:

Drivers with several health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, are more likely to be involved in a crash than truckers with only one condition... Read More

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:48pm

We have some snow on the way into the Metro area tomorrow. Most will advise you to slow down and increase following distance. We suggest you intentionally drive SLOWER than everyone else. When you do that your following distance will naturally increase all the time. Be especially careful with br... Read More

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:04am

“Our first job is to protect our team,” says Baylor Trucking’s president.

Jan 4, 2017 by Sean Kilcarr | Fleet Owner

Cari Baylor, president of ... Read More

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:30am

According to an article by Keven Jones from Fleet Owner on Jan 13, 2017, Carriers can expect a 4% increase this year.  Here is part of his article:

Truckload rates will increase about 4% this year, with capacity pressure brought on by the looming ELD (Electroni... Read More

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 1:44pm

Small biz optimism surges

According to American Trucker Jan 10, 2017

 

Small business optimism rocketed to its highest level since 2004, with a stratospheric 38-point jump in the number of owners who expect better business conditi... Read More

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 1:06pm

After six consecutive months of improvement, the number of trucking jobs closed out 2016 with a new record high total, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor report issued Friday.... Read More