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CDC Offers  Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Businesses with Essential Workers

CDC Offers Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Businesses with Essential Workers

The CDC has created a comprehensive toolkit for employers of essential workers. It offers several resources to help businesses educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns. More

Covid-19 Resources for Travel Centers from FSG, System4 & MicroShield

Covid-19 Resources for Travel Centers from FSG, System4 & MicroShield

Bernie Erickson CLEP, LC, CLMC, executive vice president, at  Facilities Solutions Group (FSG) and Bryan Moledor, business development, at System4 & MicroShield 360, share about the COVID-19 resources they offer.  More

NATSO Analysis: EPA Expected to Grant Small Refinery Waivers Members Only Join or Login

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce this week that it will grant at least 20 small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for compliance year 2019 despite the ruling last year by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that EPA did not have authority to issue these waivers. More

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Reopening; Issue New Guidance

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EPW Could Go Back to the Drawing Board for Surface Transportation Bill

Senate Democrats will draw up a new surface transportation bill that contains more aggressive proposals on climate issues and other key Democratic priorities, essentially scrapping the bipartisan bill the committee approved in the last Congress, Tanya Snyder of Politico reports.  More

Biodiesel’s Blending Economics

Biodiesel’s Blending Economics

Blending biodiesel can provide economic benefits for truckstop and travel plazas, and many factors help determine the market dynamics. Myself and my colleagues at NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council presented a webinar digging into biodiesel's blending economics.  Watch a portion of our presentation on the blending economics of biodiesel. More

#WearBlueDay January 11: Spread Awareness About the Fight Against Human Trafficking

#WearBlueDay January 11: Spread Awareness About the Fight Against Human Trafficking

As an industry our efforts to combat human trafficking take place year-round. But January is a dedicated time to raise human trafficking awareness. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the NATSO Foundation encourages truckstops and travel plazas nationwide to renew their commitment to our longstanding anti-human trafficking initiative. More

Labor Department Issues Final Rule Clarifying Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The rule takes effect 60 days after publication on the Federal Register, on March 8, 2021.  More

24-7 Travel Stores Rolls Out Biofuels, Moves Forward With EV Vision

24-7 Travel Stores Rolls Out Biofuels, Moves Forward With EV Vision

In the years ahead, there will be a plethora of alternative fuel funding opportunities for fuel retailers to consider.  These opportunities can help minimize the capital expenditures necessary to adapt to different fuel technologies that will be commercialized in the years ahead. Mark Augustine, president of 24-7 Travel Stores by Triplett Inc., embraces alternative fuels. More

Looking Ahead: 2021

Managing the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine distribution are bound to remain the top priorities for President-elect Biden when he takes his oath of office on January 20. But Biden’s Administration is also expected to focus heavily on several issues that are of top priority to NATSO and the truckstop and travel plaza industry. Here’s a look at why these issues matters for NATSO’s members and what we’re focusing on this year. More

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