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Congress Set to Vote on Spending Relief

Congress Set to Vote on Spending Relief

Congressional leadership have reached a deal on a COVID relief package as well as an omnibus Fiscal Year 2021 spending bill. Actual legislative language for the approximately $2 trillion bill, which will likely run thousands of pages, has not been released yet but will nonetheless be voted on in the next few days. More

CDC Advisory Group Prioritizes COVID Vaccine Distribution

CDC Advisory Group Prioritizes COVID Vaccine Distribution

Travel center employees, as "essential" workers, fall within Phase 2, but so too do tens of thousands of others. More

USDA Announces a New Round of Higher Blend Infrastructure Grants Available

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to award approximately $22 million in competitive grants to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, including biodiesel.  Specifically, USDA said the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentives (HBIIP) program aims to encourage a comprehensive approach to marketing higher blends by sharing the costs relating to upgrading of fuel dispensers (gas and diesel pumps), related equipment, and other infrastructure required at a location to ensure the environmentally safe availability of fuel containing ethanol blends greater than 10 percent or fuel containing biodiesel blends greater than 5 percent. More

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Urge HHS to Consider Interdependence of Essential Workers in Vaccine Distribution Plans

NATSO, along with the National Association of Convenience Stores, Energy Marketers of America, and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider the interdependent nature of essential workers as it determines the next round of vaccination priorities. More

NATSO Addresses Florida DOT, Truck Parking Stakeholders

NATSO urged the Florida Department of Transportation to explore ways to lower the private sector's costs in creating or expanding truck parking capacity while refraining from subjecting private truck parking providers to additional competitive or regulatory obstacles. More

Congress Continues to Negotiate COVID Relief, Spending Bill

Congress Continues to Negotiate COVID Relief, Spending Bill

This will be one of the most consequential weeks of the year for Congress. Government funding expires on December 18 following a one-week extension, so lawmakers are working toward a deal to fund the government for either the rest of the fiscal year (which ends in September) or until sometime in the first quarter of 2021. More

Industry Suppliers Join NATSO to Support Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

Industry Suppliers Join NATSO to Support Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

This year NATSO welcomed several new industry suppliers who offer everything from personal protective equipment and sanitation products to new technologies and food services. More

President-Elect Biden Begins Cabinet Selections

President-Elect Biden Begins Cabinet Selections

President-Elect Biden has selected former Iowa Governor and Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to return as his Agriculture Secretary. This is positive for businesses hoping for robust biofuels incentives, as Vilsack is well-versed in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and other biofuel policies. More

States Begin COVID Vaccine Distribution

States began administering COVID vaccines Dec. 14 in a complex logistical effort. FedEx and UPS will transport the vaccine throughout most of the country, and each delivery will be followed by shipments of dry ice a day later. More

Use Branding at Your Truckstop to Create a Remarkable Experience

Use Branding at Your Truckstop to Create a Remarkable Experience

Learn more about what operators should think of when they consider their brand and how they can use branding to connect with customers and increase sales. More

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