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Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

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Music video: ’18 Wheels and Jesus,’ by Tony Justice

Tony Justice's heartfelt "18 wheels and Jesus" track gets a professional music-video treatment with production work by Big Rig Videos' Christopher Fiffie. See it here.

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Diesel drops another 3.3 cents, down nearly 30 cents in recent months

This is the second week on a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the last 21 weeks that the price has seen a week-to-week decline.

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Alt fuel ‘reality check’: Cheaper diesel drives down interest in natural gas

The recent slide in the price of diesel — and the prospects of that trend to continue — have caused trucking’s interest in natural gas to wane some, according to a recent report. The adoption curve for natural gas, however, is still expected to reach 23 percent of units sold by 2025.

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Ryder introduces loyalty program for truck renters

Ryder System recently announced it is instituting a new customer loyalty program for its rental customers, who will now earn points for renting trucks from the company. To participate, customers need to sign up at RyderRedZone.com. Participants can redeem points on things like hotel stays, consumer electronics and home and garden supplies. Points can be redeemed online. Each month, Ryder RedZone members earn ten percent of their organization’s net rental spend in points, Ryder says. Visit RyderRedZone.com to learn ...

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Group seeks exemption from 30-minute break rule for oversize/overweight load haulers

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked FMCSA to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

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Truckers end strike at California ports, long-term relief unclear

Southern California drayage truckers have ended their latest strike, but long-term fixes to the labor problems that plague the ports may still be far off.

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CVSA joins industry in call for CSA SMS scores to be removed from public view

In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx dated Nov. 14, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance echoed industry calls for CSA's SMS scores to be removed from public view.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

New York State Thruway partially reopened 3 p.m. Friday afternoon

With some sections having been closed for more than three days, as of morning November 21 more than 100 miles of the New York State Thruway east and west of Buffalo, N.Y., remained closed.

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La. truck stop allowed to keep Tony the Tiger, for now

A Louisiana lawsuit to remove Tony the tiger from his truck stop home has been dismissed, but it could be pursued in the same court before another judge.

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