Topics: Fuel & Trucking

 Trends Watch: Consumer Interest in Electric Vehicles

Trends Watch: Consumer Interest in Electric Vehicles

In response to a NATSO member inquiry, Stop Watch magazine researched the current state of consumer interest in electric vehicles. A survey by Consumer Reports found that more than one-third of Americans would “definitely” or “seriously” consider buying or leasing an electric-only vehicle if they were to buy a vehicle today. The Consumer Reports’ survey ran Jan. 27 to Feb. 18, 2022, when the national average price for gasoline ranged from $3.34 to $3.52 per gallon. The price of gas has surged later in the year. More

NATSO Connect Sessions to Focus Full Day of Education on Emerging Alternative Fuels

NATSO Connect Sessions to Focus Full Day of Education on Emerging Alternative Fuels

New this year for NATSO Connect, the NATSO Foundation is offering a day of education dedicated to emerging alternative fuels. The expo hall also will feature a dedicated section for vendors specializing in alternative fuels. More

California to Limit Power Company Ownership of EV Charging Stations

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Information To Keep Roadside Service Technicians Safe From the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Information To Keep Roadside Service Technicians Safe From the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Servicing vehicles on the side of the road is often inevitable, and the safety of roadside service technicians is a top priority for the NATSO Foundation. Jake Elovirta, director of compliance and enforcement programs for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), joined NATSO's podcast to share strategies that can protect technicians. More

NATSO Testifies at EPA Hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard

LeeAnn Goheen, NATSO’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, testified on Jan. 10, 2023, at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing examining the agency's proposed renewable volume obligations for 2034, 2024, and 2025 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). More

EPA Proposes 2023, 2024, and 2025 Renewable Volume Obligations

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NATSO Joins Energy, Ag Coalition in Urging Congress to Allow E-15 Year-Round

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Strategies to Take Advantage of Biodiesel's Economic Opportunities from NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council

Strategies to Take Advantage of Biodiesel's Economic Opportunities from NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council

There are several benefits associated with biodiesel, particularly for fuel retailers, and even single-store operators can benefit from adding the fuel. Most importantly, blending biodiesel can help bring down fuel costs. More

Renewable Diesel Fuel Creates Opportunities for Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

Renewable Diesel Fuel Creates Opportunities for Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

Use of renewable diesel—a clean fuel option that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and meets the same specifications as petroleum diesel—is increasing. Renewable diesel can be used as a drop-in fuel, blended with petroleum diesel and blended with biodiesel in various amounts. As a drop-in fuel there are little to no modifications needed to fueling equipment or storage or the diesel engine. “Most West Coast retailers are using or looking to use renewable diesel at their locations because it’s a drop in. There aren’t modifications needed on the fueling side or the engine side. You don’t have to blend it,” said Ginger Laidlaw, vice president of the Alternative Fuels Council. More

NATSO Bringing Annual NATSO Connect Show to Texas in 2023

NATSO Bringing Annual NATSO Connect Show to Texas in 2023

NATSO is excited to announce its annual in-person industry meeting next year, NATSO Connect, scheduled to take place March 7-10, 2023 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. New for this year’s conference are dedicated sections for vendors specializing in alternative fuels, technology, and innovation. More

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