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.

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:52am

FMCSA's DeLorenzo: Upcoming "messy" period for ELD use

Head of agency's Compliance and Enforcement Office notes various systems, methods will be in use, offers insight

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 10:26am

Joe Graham tried to warn his fellow drivers going eastbound on I-90 near Erie, Pennsylvania about the start of a pile-up ahead of them. He screamed into his CB radio for the next 30 miles, trying to warn others about what he had seen, but only two other truckers responded as the whiteout grew de... Read More

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:43pm

Interstate Truck Driving School is volunteering time and trucks to assist Real Hope for Haiti. Real Hope for Haiti is partnered with the non-profit Feed My Starving Children. Together they are delivering much needed non-perishable food and clothing items to those desperately in need in Haiti. We... Read More

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:22am

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall across the U.S. this week, though the economic impact of Winter Storm Jonas may change that, especially in terms... Read More

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 9:24am

The Federal Whistle Blower Protection rules in the OSHA regulations protect drivers.  Here is another example of the rules in action:

OSHA has ordered New York-based Brindi Trailer Sales and Services to pay a fired employee more than $45,000 in lost wages, damages and fees after finding h... Read More

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 9:03am

In what seems to be a pattern that I'm sure we all are happy to see, diesel prices have dropped for the fifth consecutive week. Which puts it at the loswet cost since June of 2009.

According to... Read More

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 9:19am

Fox 9 News stopped by our South St. Paul campus on Wednesday to discuss putting 18 year olds behind the wheel of a big rig to drive interstate. Now this has not gone into effect quite yet, but it's something that could be happening soon and it's a topic that has the industry talking. 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 11:27am

It's may not be officially winter yet, but I'm sure you can feel the change in temps when you go outside. Here in Minnesota, we're in full "Winter-Mode" now that we have freezing temps along with snow and sometimes even icy roadways. So we thought why not take the bull by the horns and start hel... Read More