34-hour restart study affirms less restrictive hours of service, buries 2013 regs

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34-hour restart study affirms less restrictive hours of service, buries 2013 regs

Overdrive Online (and several other publications) just published an article about Hours of Service Rules that many in the trucking industry are pleased by.

 

James Jaillet  Overdrive Online                     |March 06, 2017

 

Andrew Oswald

Andrew O. from Frost Minnesota just completed his 160 Hour Professional Tractor Trailer Training Program.  Andrew already had experience driving trucks on the farm and did a really good job at improving his skills and knowledge.  He is going back to work with the family trucking business.

Truckers and Taxes

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Truckers and Taxes

It is tax time for most truck drivers.  Taxes can be confusing for anyone but it is especially important for truck drivers to take the time to make sure they are taking advantage of all of the deductions available to them.  Drivers also should be making sure they are getting the maximum deduction for Per Diem that they are entitled to.

Halvor Lines Recruiter Visit

Halvor Lines Recruiter Visit

A recruiter from Halvor Lines out of Superior, WI will be presenting at our South St. Paul location. Halvor Lines has hired quite a few of Interstate’s graduates and all of them that come back all have nothing put positive things to say about their experience.

Founded in 1968, Halvor Lines, Inc. found its niche by going above and beyond to help our customers meet their hauling needs, and has built on that legacy every day since. Our 900 trailers and over 360 power units have continually moved goods--and people--across the 49 states and Canada safely and on time.

Positive signs for truck tonnage

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Positive signs for truck tonnage

ATA reports that tonnage in 2016 increased 2.5% over 2015.

Feb 21, 2017 by Sean Kilcarr | Fleet Owner

The for-hire truck tonnage index compiled by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) jumped 2.9% in January, after falling 4.3% last December; a sign that “the freight economy is starting to show some signs of life,” according to Bob Costello, chief economist for the trade group.

NEW POST 9/11 GI BILL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FROM U.S.XPRESS

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NEW POST 9/11 GI BILL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FROM U.S.XPRESS

We would like to congratulate U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc as they have announced the Veterans Administration (VA) has officially accredited the trucking company as part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program. With the accreditation, U.S. Xpress becomes one of the select few trucking companies to receive this honor that allows eligible veterans to receive their tax-free educational benefits directly from the VA while training as a professional truck driver or diesel technician for U.S. Xpress. 

Joseph Howell

Joe is from Gilbert Minnesota...just east of Eveleth up on the Iron Range.  He is working on getting a job up in that area.

Justin Duran

Justin was an excellent student and also a great member of the student body.  He was always willing to jump in and help other students whenever he could.  Guys like Justin make our campus an awesome experience for everyone!

Chris Weiss

Chris W. from Eagan completed his Professional Tractor Trailer Program on Friday February 3rd and is headed off to Schneider on Monday February 5th. He finished his training with instructor Phil Kampa who drove for Schneider prior to becoming an instructor with us so Chris is well prepared to do well in Green Bay.

More medical conditions mean more crashes: Driver study

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More medical conditions mean more crashes: Driver study

Here is an article by Larry Kahaner from Fleet Owner Magazine published on February 3rd:

Drivers with several health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, are more likely to be involved in a crash than truckers with only one condition.

While this conclusion may seem obvious, the numbers are striking. Of about 38,000 drivers whose medical and crash records were studied, those with three or more ailments had a crash frequency of 93 incidents per million miles compared to 29 per million miles for all drivers.

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