Truck drivers are getting America's biggest pay raises

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Truck drivers are getting America's biggest pay raises

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 biggest jump among 60 common professions analyzed by Glassdoor.com, a job-search website. It's also far better than the overall wage growth for all jobs of 2.8%.

ELD RULE CHALLENGE DISMISSED BY COURT OF APPEALS

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ELD RULE CHALLENGE DISMISSED BY COURT OF APPEALS

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 of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the OOIDA's challenge of FMCSA's ELD mandate. 

 

Owner Operator Association fights ELD

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Owner Operator Association fights ELD

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

I. THE FINAL RULE DOES NOT IMPLEMENT THE STATUTORY MANDATE TO RECORD A DRIVER’S HOURS OF SERVICE AND CHANGES IN DUTY STATUS AUTOMATICALLY 

2 THE FINAL RULE FAILS TO ENSURE THAT ELDS ARE NOT USED TO HARASS DRIVERS NOT NECESSARY TO FURTHER THE REGULATORY SCHEME

CVTA in Las Vegas

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CVTA in Las Vegas

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 Training Systems displayed a new version of their powerfull simulators.  Hopefully Interstate Truck Driving School will be getting some updated systems by the end of the year.

West Side Recruiter Visit

West Side Recruiter Visit

NOTICE:    This event has been moved to October 11th @ 11am

Kristopher Gordon from West Side Transport out of Cedar Rapids, IA will be visiting our South St Paul location to talk about the opportunities they have for drivers. We have had many students go to West Side after graduating and have come back with great things to say.

Steven K.

Steven K. just graduated from Interstate's 160 Hour Professional Tractor Trailer Program. He started with the idea of going to drive for a major carrier and now that he's completed his course, he'll be driving for Schneider.

Peter M.

Peter M. from St. Paul MN has just graduated from ITDS's 160 hour Program. He finished his course in 6 weeks, passed his first road test and is now in the process of choosing which company to drive with.

Mason H.

U.S. Veteran Mason H. from Lindstrom MN just grduated from our Professional Tractor Trailer Program. He used his post 9/11 GI Bill to get the funding he needed and now he's a new truck driver ready to drive.

Electric Trucks continue to improve performance

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Electric Trucks continue to improve performance

Advanced eTruck, van and bus concept vehicles are unveiled at world’s largest commercial vehicle show

Sep 20, 2016                                                        Jim Mele | Fleet Owner

 

HANNOVER, GERMANY. Once skeptical about the practicality of electric-powered commercial vehicles, Daimler Trucks is now planning to bring the Fuso eCanter to the U.S. market next year and to follow with production of electric light trucks from its van group by 2018.

Zach P.

Zach P. from Forest Lake MN, has just graduated from ITDS's Professional Tractor Trailer Program. He used the online training to get classroom / coursework portions done from home and he passed his first road test. It took Zach only 1 month to complete his course.

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