Rules change all the time. And no industry is more in tune with it’s own rules than the Truck Driving Industry. The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule Download PDF Version was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The effective date of the Final Rule was February 27, 2012, and the compliance date of selected provisions is July 1, 2013, which is only days away. Meaning, there will be some new Hour Of Service Rules that you are going to need to know to ensure that you stay on the road legally.
Check out the rest of the article to see what the new rules are.
A representative from TMC Trucking Company will be at our South St. Paul location to visit with our students and prospective students. Several of our students have gone to TMC and they like the high pay based on performance.
This is a great opportunity to get all of your questions about TMC answered. They are the largest flat bed carrier in the country and they are based out of Des Moines Iowa.
Here is a picture of one of our students with his TMC truck. Notice the big smile! If you want to driving one of the nicest rigs on the road, check out TMC.
Schneider National is one of the countries largest trucking companies. Bryan Schafer from Schneider will be at our south St Paul. For more information call Darrell at 651-707-4672.
“At Schneider, we’re all about doing right by our people. Ask any of them and they’ll tell you, we’re big where it matters and small where it counts. Everyday, our sales force is winning new business, our drivers are impressing our customers with record service levels and we’re keeping our promise to deliver great careers to the best people in the industry.”
For 74 years, we have remained true to our core values and have made decisions that lead both our business as a whole and our individual associates forward.
When you have the best people, you get the best results. That’s what Schneider is all about.
There is no truck driver on the road today more recognizable than the one behind the wheel of a Schneider tractor-trailer. For the last 75 years, we’ve employed the best the industry has to offer, hands down – the safest, most respected and seasoned group of truck drivers out there.
95% of our fleet are experienced truck driving professionals — 1,807 with a million or more accident-free miles under their belts. Another 2,324 experienced truck drivers joined us this year — and nearly a thousand of them came back after trying other companies.
Whatever you’re looking for, Schneider delivers.
All drivers are not created equal. By being big where it matters and small where it counts, Schneider is able to offer several types of driving careers to suit your needs and exceed your expectations. This year 75% of our drivers will get home weekly. That’s huge. It means you’ll get the miles you need and get home more often.
To celebrate May which is also Zombie Awareness Month, we thought it would be good to inform all truck drivers about the danger of zombies. The Mirror posted a article about a 19 year old male who is being accused of stealing a semi-truck and crashing it into several cars, injuring seven people. What’s the reason? He told police he was trying to flee ZOMBIES. Yes, zombies. Check out the rest of the article by clicking the link. (more…)
I think it’s pretty safe to say just about everyone has been guilty of distracted driving. With today’s non-stop mobile technology, there has never been a time when people have had more to distract them behind the wheel. Your risk of being involved in a accident goes up ten fold any time that you are distracted while driving. So you can imagine how paranoid and cautious truck driving companies are being with their drivers. (more…)
Larry H from Belle Plaine and Bob F. from New Prague both graduated from Interstate’s 160 Hour Professional Tractor Trailer Program. Neither know where they want to work yet, but they were both very happy with their training. Here is what they said about their time at Interstate.
“I learned a lot coming here. Everyone took the time to explain things and they make you feel relaxed.” – Larry H. (more…)
Earlier this week, Schneider National announced that they will be offering a new sign on bonus for teams. $6000.00 to be exact. Schneider doesn’t always offer sign on bonuses, so when a company offers six grand for new team drivers, anyone looking to get into to trucking should give Schneider a chance.
Schneider released the following statement about the new bonus.
“In addition to adding new solo freight, Schneider has won a lot of team freight business. For a limited time (March 1 – June 30, 2013), Schneider is offering a $6000.00 sign-on bonus for recent driving school grad teams ($3,000 per driver). Team driving positions are the highest compensated in Schneider’s fleet. It’s a great opportunity to work with a firend, relative or a loved one – or even two drivers who just met at driving school and hit it off well – while making a lot of money.”
This is a amazing opportunity to make a lot of money with one of the countries most popular carriers. The sign on bonus is on top of Schneider already offering up to $6,000 in tuition reimbursement. So when can you talk to someone from Schneider about this bonus? Bryan from Schneider will be at Interstate’s St Paul campus on April 15th @ 11am
Even though the economy isn’t where a majority of us would like it to be, there are bright spots.
“We’d already forecasted 5% freight growth for this year in what’s generally considered a lousy GDP [gross domestic product] growth environment, so there is significant upside potential,” Eric Starks, president of research firm FTR Associates, told Fleet Owner. (more…)
Tony F. came to Interstate Truck Driving School looking for a new career. He took the 160 Hour Professional Tractor Trailer course and decided to go OTR (Over-The-Road) with Stevens Transport. Two years later, Tony is driving locally and life is good. He couldn’t stop thanking Interstate for getting him rolling with his new career.
Check out what Tony had to say about his training at Interstate.
When it comes to driving trucks across the world, the number one factor is and always has been safety. Here at Interstate we always encourage our students to be the safest drivers on the road. With winter winding down and traffic sure to be picking up in the near future we thought it would be worth your time to take a look at this Infographic on trucking accidents when compared to car accidents. Check it out below. (more…)