Michelle did a great job in her training program. Learning to drive a big rig can be intimidating - so many new skills to learn. Our instructors do the best job at rewarding all benchmarks in the training process. They also know how to approach those areas where a student may struggle to help them keep focused and positive on their progress. We want everyone to be comfortable in the truck so we do not limit time with simulator or backing range practice.
Listening and trusting the process are essential components to successfully completing the Interstate Truck Driving School programs. ITDS has been in business over 20 years with a PERFECT safety record. This is not accidental - staff members are professionals who take their instruction very seriously . We focus on safety and the skillset necessary not only to complete the program and obtain a CDL but to be a safe and secure driver on the road. Joel did a great job and it paid off!
Frequently, we have students enroll who are working either a full-time or part-time jobs. Interstate is open 7 days a week; Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This provides our students ample opportunity to get their training completed. In Bill's case, he had some long hours but he was determined and put in the work necessary to successfully complete the Class A program.
At Interstate Truck Driving School we really encourage our students to work together practicing pre-trip inspections and studying for their road tests. Many students work in pairs or teams to help each other. As in Todd's case - it really pays off to have this additional support.
KARE 11 News: Truck Driver Shortage Raising Prices
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If you see prices creeping higher for everything from cereal to socks in the next few months, you can probably blame this stark reality: There aren’t enough truck drivers delivering the goods to stores.
Kare 11 News out of Minnesota featured a story which covers the recent driver shortage in the U.S. Carriers from all over visit truck driving schools like ours in hopes of filling driver seats. While students do indeed go on to have great careers as truck drivers, there is still a abundant need for more drivers.
Lisa was a fabulous student! She put in the time and effort to make sure she had the skillset down to pass her pre-trip inspection and road test. She was also very helpful in counseling other students who asked for her assistance, which is always much appreciated. She had a great work-ethic, always on time and prepared.
Richard enrolled in the 200-Hour manual transmission course and did just great. He picked up well on the driving and shifting skills. He was persistent and dedicated to the process, which paid off!
R & E Enterprises
R & E Enterprises out of Mankato, MN will be presenting at our school located in South St. Paul.
R & E Enterprises is a family owned, Mankato based trucking company servicing most of the continental U.S. Committed to quality service, we take great pleasure in establishing long-lasting business relationships with our clients.
We pride ourselves on delivering freight in a timely, professional manner.
7up / Snapple *
* This visit was canceled. Please check our Job Placement page for upcoming recruiter visits and postings on the job board.
Tina H. from 7Up / Snapple will be presenting at our school in South St. Paul. She will be talking about all of the driving jobs they have available and how to start a new career in their driving division.