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NATSO Submits Comments on the Proposed Overtime Rule

NATSO urged the Department of Labor (DOL) to finalize its proposed rule that updates the standard for overtime pay eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Notably, the proposed rule includes many of the recommendations that NATSO offered during a 2017 DOL Request for Information and the 2014 Obama Administration rulemaking on overtime pay. More

Rep. DeFazio Says New Revenue Unlikely for Transportation

The abrupt ending May 22 to an infrastructure meeting between the White House and Congressional Democrats means there probably won't be any new revenues for the surface transportation reauthorization that Congress must pass by next fall, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told Politico. More

Fuel Retailers Urge Lawmakers to Support Private Investment in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

NATSO along with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) are encouraging lawmakers to support private investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and to reconsider a provision of the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act (H.R.2741) that would allow public utilities to use rate payer dollars to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. More

Rep. DeFazio to Focus on Transportation Reauthorization After Infrastructure Talks Fall Apart

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) plans to pursue a surface transportation reauthorization as well as individual pieces of infrastructure legislation after infrastructure talks between Democratic Leadership and the White House broke down on May 22. More

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Michigan Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Office of the Michigan Attorney General, the Michigan Trucking Association, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Transportation and Truckers Against Trafficking May 30 for a regional meeting in Lansing, MI., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state. More

Rep. Blumenauer to Introduce Bill to Increase Motor Fuels Taxes

One day before President Donald Trump and Democratic Congressional leaders are scheduled to discuss ways to pay for a 2$ trillion infrastructure plan, Rep. Earl Blumenauer plans to introduce a bill to increase the motor fuels tax by 5 cents a year for the next five years and indexing it to inflation. More

U.S. DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Reviews Final Draft Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking held its third and final public hearing on May 16 to review its draft report “Combating Human Trafficking in the Transportation Sector.” More

NATSO Kicks Off Annual Washington Fly-In

NATSO on May 14 kicks off its annual Washington fly-in, where truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators from across the country travel to Capitol Hill as part of the industry's annual advocacy event. More

NATSO Urges House T&I Committee to Maintain Prohibitions on Commercial Rest Areas, Tolling in Infrastructure Legislation

NATSO on May 10 submitted its comments in response to a request for stakeholder input from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with regard to the Committee’s work on infrastructure this Congress. More

EPA Sends Draft Proposal For RFS Volumes to White House for Review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a draft proposal to set 2020 renewable blending obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. This marks the final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment. More

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