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FTC to Investigate Oil Firms' Renewable Fuels Practices

August 26, 2013

FTC to Investigate Oil Firms' Renewable Fuels Practices

The Federal Trade Commission said that it will look into allegations by two midwestern lawmakers that oil companies may be impeding competition for renewable fuels.

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.

National Truck Parking Information System Under Development

April 29, 2013

National Truck Parking Information System Under Development

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, recently announced that it is working with several groups to develop a national truck parking reservation system that allows drivers and fleets to check on parking availability along an interstate corridor in real time using wireless devices.

States Seek to Change Motor Fuel Taxes to Increase Transportation Revenues

April 22, 2013

States Seek to Change Motor Fuel Taxes to Increase Transportation Revenues

The number of states seeking to generate transportation revenues by adjusting their state motor fuel taxes continues to grow, with lawmakers in Minnesota, Vermont and Pennsylvania marking the latest to introduce such legislation.

Trucking Industry, DOT Host Truck Parking Webinar Dec. 6

November 19, 2012

Trucking Industry, DOT Host Truck Parking Webinar Dec. 6

The Transportation Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will sponsor a free webinar on truck parking issues and innovative ways to address them.

Minnesota Offers Fleets Loans to Buy APUs

April 2, 2012

Minnesota Offers Fleets Loans to Buy APUs

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency offering loans to purchase idle-reduction devices.

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Voice Support for Domestic Fuels Act

April 2, 2012

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Voice Support for Domestic Fuels Act

NATSO joined a group of petroleum retailers last week in expressing support for Domestic Fuels Act of 2012.

Minnesota Bill Seeks to Make Wireless Internet Available at Rest Areas

March 5, 2012

Minnesota Bill Seeks to Make Wireless Internet Available at Rest Areas

If enacted, SF2054 would authorize the state commissioner of transportation to utilize private funding from public private partnerships and sponsorships to pay for the service.

People Power

November 1, 2011

People Power

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