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.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:51am

Despite efforts by Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, it looks like the requirement to use Electronic Logging Devices will become mandatory December 18th of this year.  Owner Operators are opposed to the rules while the American Trucking Association is in favor of the mandate. 

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Weekly Industry Update

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 5:08pm

Our hearts go out to all of those effected by the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey.  Our respect and gratitude goes out to all those that provided assistance.  There really is a silver lining in all things and it really makes you feel good when you see the immediate actions of so many to... Read More

Check out the new addition to our fleet

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 3:24pm

We have recently added another truck to our fleet.  Our Peterbilt 337 straight truck is a great addition as it is very comfortable for any drivers regardless of height or weight.  The air ride seat is super nice and the steering is adjustable allowing any driver to fit behind the wheel with ease... Read More

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:45pm

On July 19th, the State of California Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill claims to improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck drive... Read More

Bill Collins weekly industry update

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:26pm

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

Rates are up and unemployment is down. Interstate Truck Driving School owner Bill Collins give a trucking industry update.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:58am

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:28am

                 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

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:29am

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