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May 20, 2015
Diesel Prices Keep Rising

Diesel prices up for fifth week in a row...

For the fifth week in a row, diesel prices rose in the week ending May 18 with the national price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increasing 2.6 cents over the previous week.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of diesel is now $2.904, which is $1.03 lower than the same week last year.

Prices increased in all regions of the country during the week. New England saw the least significant price increase, with prices only rising two-tenths of a cent. The Midwest region saw the most significant increase of 4.3 cents.

California still holds the top spot for most expensive diesel at $3.268 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.158.

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May 11, 2015
Roadside Inspection Blitz 2015

How to Prepare for the CVSA Inspection Blitz June 2-4....

It's almost that time of the year again. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual roadside inspection blitz is on the calendar for June 2-4.

CVSA's blitz is the largest targeted enforcement program worldwide that focuses on commercial motor vehicles.  During this 3-day window, 17 trucks and buses will be inspected every minute across North America.

Every year, CVSA places a special emphasis on a particular category of violations.  Last year's emphasis was on hazardous material, and this year, the area of main emphasis is cargo securement.


Why the Focus on Cargo Securement?

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May 05, 2015
Port Truckers Strike A Deal

Striking port truckers return to work following deal with carriers...

Southern California truckers demanding to be reclassified as company employees have quit striking at three of the four non-union drayage firms they began picketing last Monday.

They returned to work May 1 at Intermodal Bridge Transport, Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport, while continuing protests at Pacific 9 Transportation.

On April 22, the Teamsters published a call for volunteers to picket what was then described as a week-long strike against 12 different port trucking companies.

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