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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:39am

Bryan Shafer from Schneider was here today to talk about the many job opportunities for our students at Schneider. We have had about 30 students go to Schneider in 2016.  If you have any questions about all of the options at Schneider, here is Bryan's contact information:

Bryan Sc... Read More

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:46pm

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said its for-hire truck tonnage index jumped 8.2% in November after dropping 0.3% in October.

Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage is up 2.8%, the trade group noted.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released for public inspection the long awaited Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Final Rule. This Final Rule requires anyone seeking a Class A or B... Read More
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:29am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that the controlled substances random testing rate for regulated motor carriers will remain at 25% for calendar year 2017.  

FMCSA regulations require that... Read More

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 1:17pm

CNN article by Patrick Gillespie on November 1, 2016: 1:22 PM ET

 

Truckers are hitting the pedal on their paychecks.

Truck drivers' wages grew 7.8% in October, compared to a year ago -- the... Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 2:09pm
Last week we reported a story on the OOWNER‐OPERATOR INDEPENDENT DRIVERS ASSOCIATION, INC lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  This week the United States Court... Read More
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 9:15am

The Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration trying to stop the mandatory requirement to use Electronic Logging Devices.  Here are the issues that OOIDA has brought in their suit:

 

ARGUMENT

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:04am

Bill attended the Commercial Vehicle Training Association Fall Conference in Las Vegas last week.  

The new Federal Entry Level Driver Training Rules were the main focus of the meetings. The CVTA is working on developing a training curriculum to meet these new standards.

Advanced T... Read More