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FMCSA Administrator Testifies on ELDs and Hours-of-Service Regulations

May 22, 2018

FMCSA Administrator Testifies on ELDs and Hours-of-Service Regulations

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez testified before federal lawmakers on a number of trucking regulations May 22, including the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate as well as efforts to prevent states from creating a patchwork of meal and rest rules for interstate truck drivers. The testimony was part of a larger hearing examining motor carrier provisions in the last highway bill known as the FAST Act.

NATSO Opposes Efforts to Commercialize Interstates

June 6, 2016

NATSO Opposes Efforts to Commercialize Interstates

The California Senate on June 2 voted 19-17 against SB 1397, which would have permitted the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to seek federal approval to use commercial advertising on changeable message signs when they are not being used for safety or transportation-related messages.

California Surcharge Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

April 11, 2015

California Surcharge Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled March 26 that a California law banning retailers from charging customers a surcharge on credit card purchases is unconstitutional because it is too vague and violates the First Amendment right of free speech, PYMNTS.com has reported.

Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

July 29, 2013

Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is urging Congress to lift the ban on interstate tolling as a method of increasing revenues into the Highway Trust Fund.

House Releases Final RFS White Paper

July 15, 2013

House Releases Final RFS White Paper

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released the final edition in a series of white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard that will be used as the basis for a series of hearings.

West Coast Gas Prices Ease

October 22, 2012

West Coast Gas Prices Ease

Wholesale gasoline prices in California have started to decline after Gov. Jerry Brown allowed an early switch to winter-grade fuel.

CARB Waives RVP Limit Amid Gasoline Shortages

October 15, 2012

CARB Waives RVP Limit Amid Gasoline Shortages

California Air Resources Board has temporarily waived California's Reid Vapor Pressure limit to 9 pounds per square inch (psi), up from 7 psi.

California Marketers Face Gasoline Shortages

October 8, 2012

California Marketers Face Gasoline Shortages

Fuel marketers in California are facing gasoline supply shortages that have driven wholesale spot gas prices to record highs.

California Rest Area Commercialization Bill Defeated

April 30, 2012

California Rest Area Commercialization Bill Defeated

California Assemblyman Ben Hueso’s bill to commercialize the state's rest areas and pursue a waiver to the federal prohibition on the sale of commercial services on the interstate right-of-way failed last week in committee, marking a major victory for California’s fuel retailers.

NATSO, CIOMA Voice Opposition to California Bill Seeking Commercial Rest Areas

April 2, 2012

NATSO, CIOMA Voice Opposition to California Bill Seeking Commercial Rest Areas

NATSO sharply criticizes California Assemblyman Ben Hueso's measure.

Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza Stands Out for Almost 40 Years

May 1, 2011

Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza Stands Out for Almost 40 Years

To make the Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza in Sacramento, Calif., stand out, President and General Manager Tristen Rust Griffith emphasizes her employees, seeks out innovation and focuses on the travel plaza’s bottom line.

Worldwide Supply and Demand Indicate Higher Fuel Prices for 2011

March 1, 2011

Worldwide Supply and Demand Indicate Higher Fuel Prices for 2011

Worldwide supply and demand indicate higher fuel prices in 2011.

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