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 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said Oct. 1 that the agency has finished collecting data for its study of the hours-of-service restart provision and that it expects to issue a final report to Congress by year’s end.
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The suspended 34-hour restart provision of the truck driver Hours-of-Service rule could be reinstated on Sept. 30 when the annual spending bill that included the suspension runs out. If the current stay of enforcement is removed, truck drivers again would be forced to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods during the use of a 34-hour restart and be limited to using the restart just once a week.
U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) introduced legislation that would allow states to decide whether they want to increase truck weight limits to 91,000 pounds from the current 80,000 pound limit.
Owners of heavy highway vehicles are reminded to file their next federal highway use tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by Aug. 31.
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