Topics: Fuel & Trucking

The Economy and Trucking Industry Remain Strong Despite Some Challenges

The U.S. economy is thriving, and although trucking will experience a slight slowdown from some of the record highs it has seen in recent years, it will continue to do well. More

Advances in Engine Technology Continue to Lower Emissions

The truck engines of tomorrow will embrace new technology with growth in electric and fuel cell options as well as improvements to the internal combustion engine. Speaking at NATSO Connect in Denver, Colorado, John Farrell, laboratory program manager for vehicle technologies at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, told truckstop and travel plaza operators that electric vehicle and fuel cell technology will reach the trucking industry, but there won’t be a lightening-fast change. More

NATSO, ChargePoint CEO’s Discuss National Highway Charging Collaborative at NATSO Connect

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ChargePoint and NATSO Launch Collaborative to Significantly Expand EV Charging Along Nation’s Highways and in Rural Communities

ChargePoint and NATSO Launch Collaborative to Significantly Expand EV Charging Along Nation’s Highways and in Rural Communities

ChargePoint and NATSO today announced a landmark partnership to create a National Highway Charging Collaborative to extend EV charging to every corner of the nation. Over the next decade, the Collaborative will leverage $1 billion in capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel stops that serve highway travelers and rural communities. More

Biodiesel Basics with NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council

Biodiesel Basics with NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council

In the second episode of The Truck Stops Here, we sat down with Alternative Fuels Council’s Jeff Hove to answer some of the basic biodiesel questions we get from NATSO members looking to start blending biodiesel.  More

NATSO ANALYSIS: Court Sides with Biofuels Interests in Case Examining RFS Small Refinery Exemptions

Appeals court ruling hands a major victory to biofuels stakeholders, casting doubt on the legal underpinnings of EPA’s rationale for increasing the number of small refinery exemptions and adding a new wrinkle of uncertainty to an already-volatile Renewable Fuel Standard program. More

Understanding and Preventing Water in Fuel Storage Tanks

Understanding and Preventing Water in Fuel Storage Tanks

Water in fuel tanks is a concern for all travel plaza and truckstop operators, but the fuel itself is not the cause of water issues in fuel tanks. Storing fuel — be it petroleum diesel, renewable diesel, biodiesel or gasoline— in a clean, dry tank is critical. In fact, water is the common denominator for two major issues with fuel storage: microbial contamination and corrosion. Let’s address these one at a time, and then discuss a few tips to help. More

NATSO’s Jeff Hove Discusses Biofuels on Convenience Matters

NATSO’s Jeff Hove Discusses Biofuels on Convenience Matters

Jeff Hove, vice president of NATSO’s Alternative Fuels Council, recently shared his industry insight on the alternative fuels market on the podcast Convenience Matters. More

How Can My Travel Center Take Advantage of the Biodiesel Tax Credit?

How Can My Travel Center Take Advantage of the Biodiesel Tax Credit?

In late December, President Trump signed legislation that retroactively renewed the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit and extended it through 2022. It marked an enormous victory for not only the travel center industry, but also for the environment and America's truck drivers and consumers. Importantly, it allows diesel retailers to receive significant profits from blending bio into their diesel. Let’s take a look at what this means from an individual truckstop or travel plaza owner operator’s perspective. More

NATSO Applauds President and Congress for Renewing the Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit

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