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.

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

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:26am

It is tax time for most truck drivers.  Taxes can be confusing for anyone but it is especially important for truck drivers to take the time to make sure they are taking advantage of all of the deductions available to them.  Drivers also should be making sure they are getting the maximum deductio... Read More

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