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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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