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Truckstop Operators Respond To The Changing Fuel Efficiency Landscape

August 31, 2016

Truckstop Operators Respond To The Changing Fuel Efficiency Landscape

It is well known that higher productivity vehicles and fuel efficiency standards for trucks are gradually reducing the per-vehicle demand for diesel, which is likely to change operations at truckstop and travel plaza locations across the country.

Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop

May 1, 2016

Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop

The successes and challenges the trucking industry experiences have a significant effect on the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, which means staying cur-rent on trucking trends is crucial for businesses that serve drivers. What’s more, successful truckstop and travel plaza operators know that trends often result in new opportunities.

Bill Would Eliminate the Gas Tax

June 12, 2015

Bill Would Eliminate the Gas Tax

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) have filed a bill—the Transportation Empowerment Act—that would gradually eliminate the fuel tax to fund federal transportation projects.

Virginia Pilot Urges Elected Officials to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

May 1, 2015

Virginia Pilot Urges Elected Officials to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

If Congress and the President are serious about repairing the nation's deteriorating infrastructure and laying a foundation for long-term growth, they need to raise the federal gas tax, the Virginia Pilot Editorial Board recently wrote.

GOP Senator Addresses Fuels Tax Increase

February 27, 2015

GOP Senator Addresses Fuels Tax Increase

Republican Senator David Vitter (R-La.) said Feb. 25 that he would be open to increasing the federal motor fuels tax to fund transportation projects provided the hike was offset by a cut somewhere in the nation’s tax code.

Bill Proposing 15-Cent Fuel Tax Increase Reintroduced

February 5, 2015

Bill Proposing 15-Cent Fuel Tax Increase Reintroduced

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) reintroduced legislation Feb. 4 to increase the federal gas tax 15-cents per gallon over three years, nearly doubling the tax by 2018. The bill also would increase the diesel tax at the same rate for three years and tie both taxes to inflation.

Deluxe Truck Stop Hosts Senator Roy Blunt

August 14, 2014

Deluxe Truck Stop Hosts Senator Roy Blunt

Bob and Nick Wollenman, Deluxe Truck Stop, St. Joseph, Mo. hosted Sen. Roy Blunt (R - Missouri) at their facility on August 12, 2014.

Endorsing Higher Fuel Taxes Critical

February 7, 2014

Endorsing Higher Fuel Taxes Critical

Raising fuel taxes remains the best option for generating critical revenues for the Highway Trust Fund by ensuring that funding levels keep up with inflation without threatening businesses that serve interstate travelers, Lisa Mullings President and CEO of NATSO said in a recent column written for CSP Magazine.

House T&I Chairman Rejects Fuel Tax Increase

February 5, 2014

House T&I Chairman Rejects Fuel Tax Increase

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said he wants a five to six-year highway bill, but he rejects higher fuel taxes as a means of paying for it.

ITEP Report Calls for Modernizing Federal Fuel Tax

October 7, 2013

ITEP Report Calls for Modernizing Federal Fuel Tax

A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) offers specific policy recommendations for modernizing the federal fuel tax, which hasn't been raised in 20 years.

Fuel Tax Changes Take Effect in Several States July 1

June 24, 2013

Fuel Tax Changes Take Effect in Several States July 1

Beginning July 1, a number of states will see changes to the price of fuel at the pump as new taxes take effect.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 17, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow. In Illinois, the Transportation for Illinois Coalition is pushing legislation to replace the current 19-cents-a-gallon motor fuel tax with a 9.5 percent wholesale tax.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 10, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 3, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

At least 18 state legislatures have either passed tax increases this year to fund infrastructure or are considering it.

Iowa Lawmakers Seek to Boost Fuel Tax

May 20, 2013

Iowa Lawmakers Seek to Boost Fuel Tax

Chair of the Iowa House Transportation Committee, Rep. Josh Byrnes, R-Osage, filed an amendment to a bill that would gradually increase the state fuel tax by 10 cents, though the measure awaits floor debate in the Iowa House.

USA Today Editorial Calls For Increasing the Gas Tax

May 20, 2013

USA Today Editorial Calls For Increasing the Gas Tax

Increasing the federal motor fuels tax is the simplest, fairest and least invasive way to increase revenues for infrastructure spending, USA Today stated in a recent editorial.

Minnesota Senate Votes to Increase Gas Tax

May 13, 2013

Minnesota Senate Votes to Increase Gas Tax

After backing off a proposed gas tax increase in the face of opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota state Senate voted to raise the gas tax by 5 cents over four years and impose an extra half-cent sales tax in the Twin Cities area over the same time span.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Says Gas Tax Increase 'Tough Sell'

May 13, 2013

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Says Gas Tax Increase 'Tough Sell'

When Congress gets to work next year on renewing the highway trust fund, increasing fuel taxes to fund highway infrastructure is going to be a tough sell, according to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.).

NATSO Tells Congress: Fuel Taxes Efficient, Tolls Are Not

May 13, 2013

NATSO Tells Congress: Fuel Taxes Efficient, Tolls Are Not

More than 50 NATSO members made their annual pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with lawmakers about the critically important issues of highway funding and interstate tolling.

U.S. Chamber Says Higher Gas Taxes Necessary to Fund Infrastructure

April 29, 2013

U.S. Chamber Says Higher Gas Taxes Necessary to Fund Infrastructure

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the lastest group to call for an increase in the fuel tax.

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