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.



Interstate Truck Driving School has move to 33 Wentworth Ave E, Suite 120, West Saint Paul, MN 55118

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 6:20pm

After 17 years in South Saint Paul, we have moved into a much better facility in West Saint Paul.  We are located at 33 Wentworth Ave E, Suite 120.  This location is one short block off of Robert Street and thus much more convenient for students using public transportation. The classrooms are mu... Read More

Friday, July 14, 2023 - 11:07am

Interstate's Bill Collins drove to Marshfield, Wisconsin to visit with Roehl's Tim Norlin, VP of Driver Employment.
"Tim Norlin is Roehl Transport's Vice President of Driver Employment. Tim is a reliable source for trucking information, with over three decades of experience in the tran... Read More

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 4:18pm

Chris Egert, from KSTP Minnesota Live, did a story on Interstate Truck Driving School that aired on June 14th.  We really enjoyed working with Chris.  He is a Midwest born and raised and a big part of the Minnesota Community as a morning news anchor on Channel 5.  Please check out the Minnesota... Read More

Bill Collins discusses Hydrogen Fuel-cell trucks

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 4:08pm

The Clean Air Task Force has recently come to the conclusion that Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles are the best solution to eliminating harmful emissions from large Commercial Vehicles.  Here is a link to their study:

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Alizondo hauls in this well-appointed, well-kept 1998 Pete, with a "big fat Cat, PDI turbo intake, [and] ECM program," he said. It’s a truck he’s owned "since she was brand-new."

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 5:06pm


Long Haul Paul

Jan 23, 2023

Updated Jan 27, 2023

I ran into Chicago-based owner-operator Carlos Alizondo last spring at the Mid America Truck... Read More

Bill talks about his visit to Washington D.C. on March 8th, 2023

Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 1:34pm

Bill met with staff members from Minnesota Members of Congress on March 8th, 2023 in cooperation with the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA). 

He met with staff members from Congresswoman Angie Craig, Senator Tina Smith, and Senator Amy Klobuchar. 

After his visit Bill... Read More

Bill Collins provides an industry update

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 9:02pm

The latest data from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse reveals that drug use among commercial drivers may be at its highest level since the FMCSA Clearinghouse was implemented in January of 2000.  Not surprising, Marijuana was the number one substance found in driver's systems.  

The sig... Read More

Bill Collins, the owner of Interstate Truck Driving School provides an update on the Trucking Industry, January 2023.

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 10:45am

The Trucking Industry continues to be strong and demand for new drivers provides great opportunities for people coming into the industry.