Topics: Fuel & Trucking

Charge Ahead Partnership Files Comments on Pennsylvania PUC Proposed Electricity Rate Design

Charge Ahead Partnership (CAP), of which NATSO is a member, recently submitted recommendations to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, as the regulatory body develops policies for the sale of the electricity used in electric vehicle (EV) charging. More

NATSO Files Comments on Treasury's Hydrogen Production Credit Rulemaking

NATSO filed comments on Feb. 26 in response to the Treasury Department’s proposed rule governing the implementation of a new tax credit for clean hydrogen production. More

Growth in Freight Tonnage Impacts the Travel Center Industry

Growth in Freight Tonnage Impacts the Travel Center Industry

One trend with a big impact on the travel center industry is the growth in freight tonnage.  The American Trucking Associations’ 2023-2034 Freight Forecast said total freight tonnage is rising and projected to grow 26.6% over the forecast period. “Look for an average annual increase of 2.0% per year from 2024 to 2034,” the report stated. More

A Look at Shortening Length of Hauls

A Look at Shortening Length of Hauls

The NATSO Foundation identified eight key trends expected to shape the truck stop and travel center industry in 2024. One trend with a big impact on the travel center industry is shorter lengths of haul.  For years, companies have been moving warehouses and fulfillment and distribution centers closer to consumers, affecting the average length of haul. The American Transportation Research Institute estimates that the average length of haul has decreased 37% since 2000 More

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Urge Senator Carper to Support Year-Round E15

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Ideas for Preventing Unsafe Emergency Roadside Repairs from Professional Drivers

Ideas for Preventing Unsafe Emergency Roadside Repairs from Professional Drivers

NATSO surveyed professional drivers to learn more about how they make maintenance decisions and the steps they take to keep drivers safe on the road. They shared several ideas. More

Fuel Retailers Urge Minnesota, Iowa Transportation Departments to Revise NEVI RFPs

NATSO, representing truck stops and travel plazas, SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers, and the National Association of Convenience Stores, today urged the Minnesota and the Iowa Departments of Transportation to revise their National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program rules and remove limitations on annual profits generated by grant recipients that will discourage private sector participation.  More

Manufacturers, Fleets Partner to Test Hydrogen in Class 8 Tractors

Manufacturers, Fleets Partner to Test Hydrogen in Class 8 Tractors

Hydrogen trucks offer long driving range and fast refueling, which can make them an attractive option for heavy-duty trucking operations. Manufacturers are working on Class 8 hydrogen tractors, and several are already testing the technology on the road. “Engine manufacturers and Class 8 manufacturers are looking at hydrogen and getting in the game,” said Randy Gard, chief operating officer of Bosselman Enterprises. More

CVR Energy Revives Push to Change RFS Regulations

CVR Energy’s Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing and Wynnewood Refining Company renewed a seven-year-old push to change the Renewable Fuel Standard, petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit non-obligated parties from possessing and trading Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). NATSO and others in the downstream community oppose CVR’s petition. More

Meet Cyclum Renewables, LLC Truck Stops, NATSO Connect 2024's Title Sponsor

Meet Cyclum Renewables, LLC Truck Stops, NATSO Connect 2024's Title Sponsor

NATSO Connect 2024 Title Sponsor Cyclum Renewables, LLC Truck Stops provides sustainable green energy solutions to the transportation industry by fueling commercial trucking through a nationwide network of renewable truck stops and travel plazas. Shaun Lee, director of field operations at Cyclum Renewables, walked podcast listeners through their innovative business model. More

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