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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.

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.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi River, a transportation official said May 12.

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in April jumped 52.8% compared with a year earlier to 19,312, WardsAuto .com reported.

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.

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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Joe Biden meets with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy

Republican congressional leaders said it may be possible to reach agreement with Joe Biden on an infrastructure plan after meeting May 12 with the president at the White House.

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ATA's Chris Spear Calls on Congress to Advance Surface Transportation Bill This Year

The adoption of legislation designed to improve connectivity across commercial corridors and ensure long-term funding for highway programs would benefit the country’s freight supply chain, the leader of the group representing the trucking sector told a Senate panel May 11.

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