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.

Interstate on Twin Cities Live.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:13pm

Interstate was featured on a local news program called Twin Cities Live. The story is based on the truck driver shortage and the truck driving industry in general. Twin Cities Live reporter Emily Engberg stopped by our South St. Paul Campus to try out one of our driving simulators.

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:43am

The long awaited Driver training rule will be published on Monday

Proposal requires 30 hours behind the wheel, 'demonstrated proficiency'

This rule will have a significant impact on new drivers.

 

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:32am

Life as an LTL driver: One woman’s perspective

Feb 18, 2016  by Cristina Commendatore | Fleet Owner

Leah Evans had always dreamed of becoming a high school band dir... Read More

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