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Colorado Latest State to Mandate Human Trafficking Awareness Training for Truck Drivers

April 20, 2018

Colorado Latest State to Mandate Human Trafficking Awareness Training for Truck Drivers

Colorado recently became the third state to mandate human trafficking training for commercial truck drivers. Effective this summer, people seeking a new Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) are required to complete a 30-minute course teaching them how to recognize and report the signs of human trafficking under a new law signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Senate Bill Introduced to Change How LNG is Taxed

June 17, 2013

Senate Bill Introduced to Change How LNG is Taxed

U.S. Senators Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) have introduced legislation that would require that liquefied natural gas (LNG) for transportation fuel be taxed based on energy output and not by the gallon equivalent.

Bill Would Change How LNG is Taxed

June 5, 2013

Bill Would Change How LNG is Taxed

New bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Congress seeks to amend the Internal Revenue Code to change the way liquified natural gas is taxed, from a volume (gallon) to an energy content (diesel gallon equivalent) basis.

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 25

March 25, 2013

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 25

Buoyed by booming shale plays in North Dakota and Texas, U.S. oil production will be 2 million barrels a day higher than imports by the end of 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook.

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Mark Russell

March 10, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Mark Russell

Industry suppliers know that understanding their customers increases service levels in addition to profits. While no two days are ever exactly the same for truckstop and travel plaza operators, Highway Business Matters sat down with Mark Russell, director of operations for Russell’s Truck and Travel Center 2, near Amarillo, Texas to learn about a typical day.

Texas Increases Reliance on Toll Roads

December 3, 2012

Texas Increases Reliance on Toll Roads

Texas is in the midst of rapidly expanding toll road projects as the state struggles to finance transportation projects.

Menu Labeling Legislation Introduced in Senate

September 24, 2012

Menu Labeling Legislation Introduced in Senate

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) last week introduced S. 3574, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012.

Reps. Olson and Blackburn Introduce Bill to Stop RIN Fraud

September 24, 2012

Reps. Olson and Blackburn Introduce Bill to Stop RIN Fraud

Two legislators introduce the “Stop RIN Fraud Act of 2012” (H.R. 6444).