Fuel & Trucking
The nation’s truckstops and travel plazas are among the largest distributors of diesel fuel and gasoline, providing fuel to the nations truckers.
NATSO and the NATSO Foundation closely monitor regulatory action and industry trends that affect the supply and distribution of fuel. From biodiesel tax credits to underground storage tank requirements, NATSO and the NATSO Foundation are on the forefront of industry issues.
The American Petroleum Institute (API), along with dozens of organizations from more than thirty states, has sent a letter to the White House opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposal to make ozone standards more stringent. The new ozone standards that EPA is considering “could significantly damage the economy by imposing unachievable emissions limits and reduction targets on almost every part of our country,” the letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said, adding that states are already committing “substantial resources” towards achieving emissions reductions under current standards.
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The need to get items to consumers quickly coupled with concerns over aging infrastructure and supply chain disruptions is driving a growing number of retailers and shippers to position product regionally throughout the country
The average driver's age is 46.5-four years above the medium for the workforce as a whole.
The demographics among new truck drivers are beginning to shift, making way for a new generation of drivers that are more diverse. The industry is also working to attract a growing number of veterans and cater to drivers that are older than the average American worker.
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