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October 2015

U.S. diesel average back below $2.50

The country’s average at-pump diesel price dropped another 3.3 cents during the week ending Monday, Oct. 26, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.498. Diesel first dipped below the $2.50 mark earlier this year for the first time since mid-2009, lasting three weeks
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Vigillo confronts CSA issues with ‘Just’ crash review, alternative-scoring system

The Vigillo company has announced the availability of its new “Just” program. Carriers utilitzing it can obtain and present to customers “a true picture of the compliance, safety and accountability of” the fleet, the company says. Just offers an alternative to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring system, lately under fire in Congress. Just claims
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ATRI unveils 2015 Top 10 list of trucking industry concerns: Hours, CSA again top list

ATRI unveils 2015 Top 10 list of trucking industry concerns: Hours, CSA again top list The American Transportation Research Institute has released its Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry – 2015, the organization’s annual ranking of the top 10 concerns in the trucking industry. Respondents included industry stakeholders, carriers and commercial drivers. Click here to
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House unveils highway bill that calls for removal of CSA scores, younger truckers and more!

The U.S. House’s Transportation Committee released Oct. 15 a six-year, $325 billion long-term highway funding bill that would if law remove carrier rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view and set up a pilot program for under-21 CDL holders, among other trucking industry reforms. The House bill is similar to the Senate’s July-cleared DRIVE Act
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