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NATSO Hurricane Harvey Update

September 1, 2017

NATSO Hurricane Harvey Update

Federal agencies have continued to waive fuel and trucking restrictions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. NATSO has been in close contact with EPA officials and has been aggressively pushing for fuel waivers to enable product to get to where it is needed. NATSO is also working with the Department of Homeland Security in pursuit of a Jones Act waiver to allow foreign-flagged vessels to carry cargo between U.S. ports. This would also help enable product to get to where it is needed.

Southeast States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Hurricane, Suspending Driver HOS Rules, Triggering Price Gouging Laws

October 6, 2016

Southeast States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Hurricane, Suspending Driver HOS Rules, Triggering Price Gouging Laws

The governors of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina have declared states of emergencies in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to hit the east coast of Florida on Friday.

NATSO Foundation Seeks Donations to Assist Victims of Disaster

May 21, 2013

NATSO Foundation Seeks Donations to Assist Victims of Disaster

The NATSO Foundation is launching a Disaster Relief Fund that will support people within our very own travel plaza and truckstop community by providing access to immediate financial resources to the members and customers of the industry affected by a disaster.

Fuel Supply Improves in New York and New Jersey

November 12, 2012

Fuel Supply Improves in New York and New Jersey

Fuel supplies in New York and New Jersey are slowly returning to normal after Hurricane Sandy, and officials are continuing to take action to reduce shortages that still remain in some areas. In New York City and Long Island, authorities announced gas rationing systems that started on Nov. 9.

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

November 5, 2012

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

The U.S. Energy Department is working with the Defense Department and National Guard to get emergency generators to gas stations that lost power in New York and New Jersey, creating long lines of customers.

States Continue to Declare States of Emergency as Sandy Approaches; Northeast Refineries Shut Down

October 29, 2012

States Continue to Declare States of Emergency as Sandy Approaches; Northeast Refineries Shut Down

A total of six states have declared states of emergency early last Friday.

States Declare States of Emergency Due to Isaac; Price Gouging Laws, HOS Waivers in Effect

August 31, 2012

States Declare States of Emergency Due to Isaac; Price Gouging Laws, HOS Waivers in Effect

In anticipation of Hurricane Isaac, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency.

Advance Planning Minimizes Truckstop Losses from Natural Disasters

July 1, 2011

Advance Planning Minimizes Truckstop Losses from Natural Disasters

Advance planning minimizes losses from natural disasters.