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.

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

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