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NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Mid-Atlantic Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Mid-Atlantic Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Office of the Maryland Attorney General, the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Motor Truck Association, and Truckers Against Trafficking August 1 for a regional meeting in Hanover, Md., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the Mid-Atlantic region. More

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) urged lawmakers to pass a five-year, formula-based surface transportation bill paid for by highway users, including drivers of alternative fuel vehicles, during a July 10 hearing on the need for a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization. More

EPA Proposes Renewable Volume Obligations for 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 5 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA also proposed RVOs for biomass-based diesel (BBD) for 2021. In the rule, EPA said it would use its waiver authority to lower the volumes of cellulosic biofuels, advanced biofuels, and total renewable fuels below the statutory targets. More

NATSO Files Comments on Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

NATSO Files Comments on Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

NATSO on June 25 filed comments on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

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Pride Travel Centers CEO Urges Connecticut Lawmakers to Reject Tolls

Pride Travel Centers CEO Urges Connecticut Lawmakers to Reject Tolls

NATSO Board Member Robert Bolduc, CEO of Pride Travel Centers, urged Connecticut lawmakers to reject tolls in the upcoming special session stating that tolls have very real, negative economic consequences for both businesses and residents. More

House Ways and Means Committee Advances Tax Extenders

The House Ways and Means Committee late last night advanced legislation that would extend temporary tax provisions through 2020, including the Biodiesel Tax Credit. The committee voted 25 to 17 to advance a bill to extend the tax breaks that expired in 2017 and 2018 or will expire at the end of this year. More

Sens. Klobuchar, Duckworth Lead Letter Urging EPA to Cease Issuing Small Refinery Waivers

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a group of 12 senators in urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to stop granting small refineries hardship exemptions from their biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). More

NATSO Supports California Measure Requiring Multiple Payment Options for EV Charging

NATSO on June 17 expressed support for California’s amended AB 1424, which would require electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to have multiple payment options available for drivers without mandating one form of payment technology. More

House Ways and Means Chairman to Propose Three-Year Tax Extenders

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) on June 11 discussed a proposal with members to extend a series of expired business tax benefits known as “extenders” that include the biodiesel tax credit. More