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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:45pm

On July 19th, the State of California Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill claims to improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck drive... Read More

Bill Collins weekly industry update

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:26pm

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has had two announcements this week pertaining to medical issues effecting Commercial Truck Drivers. The Feds may be backing off on sleep apnea rules and at the same time opening the door to drivers seeking a waiver when taking insulin to control d... Read More

Rates are up and unemployment is down. Interstate Truck Driving School owner Bill Collins give a trucking industry update.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:58am

Van, reefer rates soared in July

Per-mile spot market rates in van and reefer segments continued their recent hot streak in July, with both segments climbing to their highest point in two years, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped a f... Read More

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:28am

                 Fleet Owner                    |July 28, 2017  by James Jaillet

Senate DOT bill, unlike House, skips changes to ELD mandate, driver breaks

A spending bill cleared by the Senate Appropriations Committee this week is free of any trucking-related po... Read More

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:29am

Here is an article in Fleet Owner about a owner operator that runs a furniture moving rig. He claims to make around $200,000.00 per year.

 

There are 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S. If you have a quest to become an entrepreneur you can also make... Read More

Interstate owner Bill Collins gives us a breif industry update.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:42am

All of the industry reports are showing strong freight prices, especially for flat bed loads.  That is an especially good sign as freight moved on flat bed is usually tied to infrastructure improvement. Dry van freight is stable and refrigerated freight is also strong.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:20pm

Here are some comments from an article WBTV.COM:

We’ve got news for you: Some industries, you may have never considered before are “HIRING,” and you’re exactly what they’re looking for. There’s even new recruiting campaigns to attract women to apply.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:19am

There is a really good article by STEVEN SEIDENBERG in the ABA Journal about autonomous vehicles.  The liability issue is going to have a very strong influence on how practical it is to have large trucks driven autonomously. All of the hype in the media lately about driverless trucks does not fa... Read More