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Commercial transportation involves all of the significant forms of passenger and property transportation across the United States. This Article covers five major areas: (1) trucking; (2) aviation; (3) limousines, taxis, rideshare services, and commercial transit; (4) autonomous vehicles; and (5) railroads. This Article surveys significant judicial and legislative developments in Georgia commercial transportation law during the period from the beginning of the 2012 regular session of the 151st Georgia General Assembly through May 31, 2017.

Each of the areas covered are subject to heavy federal regulation. Much of this Article discusses Georgia's interaction with federal regulations and laws pertaining to each area. It is apparent that the General Assembly struggles to keep up with the rapid technological and business changes for commercial transportation.