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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.

Laplace Travel Center, Poker and Plenty More

January 1, 2013

Laplace Travel Center, Poker and Plenty More

Michael Sibley, President of LaPlace Travel Center in LaPlace, La. talks to Stop Watch about how he has improved his business.

NATSO Webinar: Emergency Preparation and Recovery

December 7, 2012

NATSO Webinar: Emergency Preparation and Recovery

Join NATSO’s free webinar to learn the numerous ways you can and should prepare foremergencies.

Childers Oil Company Delivers Bottled Water to Hurricane Sandy Victims

December 3, 2012

Childers Oil Company Delivers Bottled Water to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Childers Oil Company with assistance from Lucas Oil, AMBEST, Inc. and The Salvation Army, delivered two tractor-trailer loads of bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims recently.

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.

 DOT Team to Expedite Fuel Deliveries in Hurricane Region

November 6, 2012

DOT Team to Expedite Fuel Deliveries in Hurricane Region

FMCSA has created an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to streamline state regulations and ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel.

DOT Releases $4 M to North Carolina for Road Repair

November 5, 2012

DOT Releases $4 M to North Carolina for Road Repair

Federal officials are releasing $4 million in emergency funds to North Carolina to help repair roads damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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.

EPA Issues Second ULSD Waiver for New Jersey

November 2, 2012

EPA Issues Second ULSD Waiver for New Jersey

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a second diesel sulfur waiver for the state of New Jersey.

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Oil Firms Set to Bounce Back Quickly After Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012

Oil Firms Set to Bounce Back Quickly After Hurricane Sandy

Oil firms are set to bounce back quickly from Hurricane Sandy.

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.

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.

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