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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is providing emergency relief from hour-of-service regulations to motor carriers and drivers assisting operations linked to refined petroleum supply chains in the East Coast in the wake of a cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline.

Traders and shippers are increasingly nervous about the possibility of a shortage of fuel in the eastern U.S. two days after the shutdown of a major pipeline following a cyberattack.

NEW YORK — The shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline because of a ransomware attack stretched into a third day May 9, with the Biden administration saying an “all-hands-on-deck” effort is underway to restore operations and avoid disruptions in gasoline supply.

Americold reported a net loss of $14.2 million, or negative 6 cents a share, for the period ending March 31. The company said much of the loss can be attributed to increased acquisition and integration costs.

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the withdrawal of a federal regulation for classification of independent contractors that the agency earlier said would “promote certainty” for the trucking industry’s use of contractors, but which it now maintains would introduce “substantial confusion and uncertainty on the topic.”

David Congdon, executive chairman of Old Dominion Freight Line, received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award on April 22.

Mack Trucks is celebrating a century of operations in Canada, the company announced April 26.

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UPS driver James Joseph’s philosophy sounds a lot like a slogan his company once had: What can “Big Brown” do for you? When he’s not delivering packages, Joseph has helped deliver air conditioners and fans to people during sweltering weather, water and supplies to hurricane-stricken areas and, most recently, masks and hand sanitizer to schools across Louisiana.

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