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A group that manages the services of an estimated 12,000 drivers for major motion picture studios and independent and commercial production houses has been granted a five-year exemption from conducting full pre-employment queries of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for its drivers, FMCSA announced.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will attempt to expedite approval of changes to the popular Paycheck Protection Program aimed at giving small businesses more flexibility in using the money from the fund, according to Senate aides.

Xtra Lease, a provider of semi-trailer rentals and leases, has ordered 4,000 new trailers for 2020.

OPEC+ and its allies will decide as soon as this week whether to extend their historic output curbs, yet how long and to what extent global production curtailments remain in place will be crucial to sustaining crude’s rally after a record rebound last month.

Last-mile fleets such as FedEx, Amazon, XPO and UPS have been dealing with a spike in demand while also implementing safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

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