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Checking your CSA score

September 20, 2022

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For anyone on their own authority, the CSA score is all-important. But it’s also often a mystery, in terms of how it’s figured and how you check it. We’ll demystify just a little of that process – and cover some other topics – with Jim Jefferson and Joe Biggs of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.


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For anyone on their own authority, the CSA score is all-important. But it’s also often a mystery, in terms of how it’s figured and how you check it. We’ll demystify just a little of that process. Also, when it comes to maintenance of your truck’s electrical system, the batteries have a starring role. And while battery maintenance has changed as batteries themselves change, some principles are the same as always. And a bill in Ohio would create a regional heavy hauling permit near the Pennsylvania border; meanwhile, San Francisco-area voters will soon have their say on several transportation ballot questions.


Catch up on the news with Scott Thompson

Average diesel prices continue to dip. New nationwide crash numbers break a recent trend. And the MembersEdge load board has been hot, but spot rates have not.


Taking care of your batteries

When it comes to maintenance of your truck’s electrical system, the batteries have a starring role. And while battery maintenance has changed as batteries themselves change, some principles are the same as always. To get a little primer, we’ll talk with Kevin Lindsey of TA Petro travel centers.


Heavy haul in Pennsylvania

A bill in Ohio would create a regional heavy hauling permit near the Pennsylvania border; meanwhile, San Francisco-area voters will soon have their say on several transportation ballot questions.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Starting Oct. 9 a section of northbound I-5 between mile post 0.0 and mile post 4.5 will be closed each night through Oct 14. Oversize loads may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis by calling 503-373-0000.
  • Starting Sunday, Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in Oakley, Kan. That’s at Exit 76 on Interstate 70. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • You can find more on truck repair and maintenance from TA & Petro, here. If you have questions you can email them to AskTATruckService@ta-petro.com.
  • To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
  • Remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • Find out how to listen to Land Line Now on TNC Radio.
  • You can donate to the Truckers for Troops fund all year.
  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.

 

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