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, 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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 2:01pm

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) have announced they will continue their partnership in 2017 to bring "The Wall That Heals" to communities across America.  Halvor has been selected to host the Memorial Wall later this year from July 20th to J... Read More

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:39am

Bryan Shafer from Schneider was here today to talk about the many job opportunities for our students at Schneider. We have had about 30 students go to Schneider in 2016.  If you have any questions about all of the options at Schneider, here is Bryan's contact information:

Bryan Sc... Read More

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:46pm

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said its for-hire truck tonnage index jumped 8.2% in November after dropping 0.3% in October.

Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage is up 2.8%, the trade group noted.

Bob Costello... Read More

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released for public inspection the long awaited Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Final Rule. This Final Rule requires anyone seeking a Class A or B... Read More
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:29am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that the controlled substances random testing rate for regulated motor carriers will remain at 25% for calendar year 2017.  

FMCSA regulations require that... Read More

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 1:17pm

CNN article by Patrick Gillespie on November 1, 2016: 1:22 PM ET


Truckers are hitting the pedal on their paychecks.

Truck drivers' wages grew 7.8% in October, compared to a year ago -- the... Read More