California takes the lead with Truck Driver Training

News from Interstate Truck Driving School - Back to News Page

California takes the lead with Truck Driver Training

On July 19th, the State of California Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill claims to improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck driver safety requirements.  

The Economy continues to be STRONG

News from Interstate Truck Driving School - Back to News Page

The Economy continues to be STRONG

Van, reefer rates soared in July

Per-mile spot market rates in van and reefer segments continued their recent hot streak in July, with both segments climbing to their highest point in two years, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped a few cents in the month, but the segment’s per-mile rate average remains at one of its strongest points since mid-2015, too.

Pamela B.

Pam really worked hard at learning what it takes to be successful driving a big rig.  She had never driven a manual transmission before but she was determined to spend the time and effort to developed her skills.  We really admire Pam for her strong commitment to the learning process. With her attitude, she will be successful where ever she goes.

Industry Update

News from Interstate Truck Driving School - Back to News Page

Industry Update

                 Fleet Owner                    |July 28, 2017  by James Jaillet

Senate DOT bill, unlike House, skips changes to ELD mandate, driver breaks

A spending bill cleared by the Senate Appropriations Committee this week is free of any trucking-related policy reforms, a departure from the House’s version of the same bill, which includes several trucking policy riders.

Merlin Williams

Merlin did a great job with his training with us.  He passed his first CDL road test.  He also did a really good job with the big rigs and demonstrated excellent backing skills. 

Stevens Transport Recruiting Event

Stevens Transport Recruiting Event *

* This visit was canceled. Please check our Job Placement page for upcoming recruiter visits and postings on the job board.

A representative from Stevens Transport will be at our South. St. Paul Campus to talk about the opportunities they have for students. They're based in Dallas and they are the largest refrigerated based company in the State of Texas.

Trucking Industry Update

News from Interstate Truck Driving School - Back to News Page

Trucking Industry Update

All of the industry reports are showing strong freight prices, especially for flat bed loads.  That is an especially good sign as freight moved on flat bed is usually tied to infrastructure improvement. Dry van freight is stable and refrigerated freight is also strong.

 

The trucking industry continues to brace for the looming requirement for Electronic Logging Devices to become mandatory on December 18th of this year.

Pages

Subscribe to Interstate Truck Driving School RSS