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XPO Goes Global in $3.5 Billion Deal 
XPO Logistics Inc. last week made its first foray into the global market with an agreement to buy French company Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion, the latest move in the consolidation trend in the logistics sector.

Ryan to Offer Short-Term Fix For Road Fund 
WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee, said April 30 he will unveil a short-term measure in about three weeks that would keep highway programs funded through the end of the year.

Bill Maintains Restart Suspension, OKs Twin 33s 
WASHINGTON — A House appropriations bill unveiled last week could keep the suspended 34-hour restart rule from being reinstated by Sept. 30, and would permit use of twin 33-foot trailers.





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U.S. Diesel Average Gains 4.3 Cents; Gas Up Too
The U.S. average for retail diesel fuel rose for a third straight week, hitting $2.854 per gallon after a 4.3-cent jump on May 4, the Department of Energy reported.

New Southern California Trucking Company Formed; All Port Drivers Will Be Employees
The ongoing battle over Southern California’s port truckers job status has taken a new turn with the formation of Eco Flow Transportation, an all-employee driver operation.

XPO Logistics Agrees to Acquire Bridge Terminal Transport; Posts Narrow 1Q Loss
XPO Logistics reached an agreement to buy yet another transportation provider on May 4, and posted first-quarter financial results with a narrowing loss even as revenue soared.


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TT Archives: Substance Abuse Testing
In 1994, after several years of preparation alcohol testing was announced for truck and bus drivers in both interstate and intrastate commerce. These regulations “build on the transportations industry‘s track record with drug testing over the past three years,” said Transportation Secretary Federico Pena.
 
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FUEL PRICES - WEEK OF MAY 4
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