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Senate Panel Kicks Off Infrastructure Hearing; Sen. Manchin Calls for Value-Added Tax

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Feb. 24 kicked off the first hearing on President Biden’s “Build Back Better” initiative, with lawmakers and witnesses from both sides of the aisle discussing the need for substantial federal investment in infrastructure. More

Truckstop and Travel Center Industry 2021 Government Affairs Priorities [Podcast]

Truckstop and Travel Center Industry 2021 Government Affairs Priorities [Podcast]

Listen to hear from Mullings and Fialkov on what truckstops can expect from the Biden Administration. More

NATSO Monitors Weather-Related Declarations of Emergency

NATSO Monitors Weather-Related Declarations of Emergency

An updated list of emergency declarations, waivers and other emergency documents issued by Federal and State agencies.  More

The Tennessean Travel Stop Wins Trucker’s Choice Award for Top Independent Location

The Tennessean Travel Stop Wins Trucker’s Choice Award for Top Independent Location

The Tennessean Travel Stop has won the Trucker’s Choice Award and has been voted among the top five independent truckstops in the United States. More

FMCSA Extends National HOS Waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late February 12 extended the Hours-of-Service waiver through May 31. The HOS waiver had been set to expire on Feb. 28. The agency said that it expects this to be the fourth and final extension of the waiver. The national exemption to the HOS rules for truck drivers and carriers hauling COVID-19 relief was first issued on March 12, 2020, in response to the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump. More

T&I Chairman DeFazio Says He Will Address Truck Parking in Infrastructure Bill

Money to expand the amount of commercial truck parking could be inserted into the House infrastructure package, with dedicated funding potentially coming from the Highway Trust Fund, House Transportation Chair Peter DeFazio said Feb. 10 during the House Transportation and Infrastructure mark up to its $96 billion title of a Covid relief package. More

Congress Passes Key Step to Allow Democrats to Pass COVID Relief

A COVID relief bill is set to move through Congress over the next month or so, possibly with only the support of Democrats. The Senate on Feb. 5 approved the FY2021 budget resolution after an overnight session, unlocking the "budget reconciliation" process for President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. The House passed the Senate version and plans to begin writing the reconciliation legislation in the coming weeks, subject to some constraints under reconciliation. Democrats hope to have the legislation enacted before the mid-March expiration of pandemic unemployment programs. More

Biodiesel Blending Practices

Biodiesel Blending Practices

Biodiesel can be blended and used in many different concentrations, and adding biodiesel to a location’s offerings does not require truckstop and travel plaza operators to buy new equipment. More

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

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