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.



Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:26am

Job Opportunities for new truck drivers is expanding.  

Our staff at Interstate/Hudson Truck Driving Schools is in constant contact with trucking companies that hire new drivers.  The COVID-19 virus obviously reduced the need for new drivers during the second quarter of 2020.  Now that... Read More

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:19pm

DVS open but experiencing long wait times.

This morning one of our students arrived at the South Metro Exam Station at 7:30 AM (30 minutes before the exam station opened) and was 48th in line for access to a permit test.  He was still waiting at noon.  We will keep an e... Read More

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 5:05pm

DVS locations are open for CDL Permit Testing!

We received reports from a few students today that were successful at taking their CDL Permit Tests.  Even better, everyone we heard from today passed!

Long lines have been reported at every open location.  People ar... Read More

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 1:07pm

We recieved word from DVS this morning they have CHANGED their hours for next week.  They are now opening on Tuesday, May 19th at 8AM and not on Monday.


Here are the additional details we have received:


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Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:18pm

The state exam stations are expected to open this coming Monday, May 18th for permit testing. This is great news. Governor Walz has also announced the Stay at Home order will expire on Monday as well. 

Here are the exam stations that will reopen on Monday at 12:00pm for knowledge testing... Read More

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 9:35am

There is no progress to report on the closing of the State of Minnesota DVS locations that provide the CDL Permit Testing.  

Three weeks ago we were told by the Minnesota Trucking Association that the Department of Public Safety would be making a CDL Permit Test available online but that... Read More

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 12:58pm

Eligible Minnesotans can now apply for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) online while DVS exam stations are closed due to COVID-19.

This service allows our students that have passed their CDL road test in Wisconsin to apply for their Minnesota CDL. 

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Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 11:47am

We have not received any word from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety regarding access to online CDL permit tests.  The Minnesota Trucking Association had put out a press release indicating that would happen but to the best of our knowledge it has not been made available yet. ... Read More