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 A sign reading "Out of Fuel" at an Exxon station in Lynchburg, Va.

Drivers waited in long lines at gas stations in the Southeast on May 12 after a hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline led to distribution problems and panic buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations.

The Texas Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously approved a House bill that would help curb the growing trend of lawsuit abuse targeting commercial vehicles in Texas.

Phantom Auto, a California-based startup focusing on remote vehicle operation, has struck a deal to provide logistics equipment heavyweight Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. with software that enables forklifts to be operated remotely from thousands of miles away.

Class I railroad CSX Corp. is acquiring bulk liquid carrier Quality Carriers Inc. in a deal that expands the railroad’s footprint in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell to a fresh pandemic low last week as business confidence strengthens and employers seek to fill more positions left open by restrictions.

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association announced last month that Alyn Jones has been selected as its 2020 Driver of the Year.

The UPS Foundation announced a $1 million commitment to fight the COVID-19 surge in India. The combination of emergency funding, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise is intended to provide urgent relief, as well as strategic support.

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 Kobee Smith, CDL student at Southern Regional Technical College

TIFTON, Ga. — Before a commercial truck driver graduates from Southern Regional Technical College, the student must prove that they are ready to handle the demands of driving a commercial vehicle. One lesson, however, has little to do with operating a tractor-trailer, and everything to do with making the country safer for some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

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House Panel Ready for Transportation Bill, Rep. Peter DeFazio Says

WASHINGTON — Comprehensive, multiyear surface transportation legislation is likely to be considered by a U.S. House committee prior to Memorial Day, the chamber’s top transportation policymaker said May 12.


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