Topics: Fuel & Trucking

NATSO Analysis: EPA Expected to Grant Small Refinery Waivers Members Only Join or Login

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce this week that it will grant at least 20 small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for compliance year 2019 despite the ruling last year by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that EPA did not have authority to issue these waivers. More

Biodiesel’s Blending Economics

Biodiesel’s Blending Economics

Blending biodiesel can provide economic benefits for truckstop and travel plazas, and many factors help determine the market dynamics. Myself and my colleagues at NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council presented a webinar digging into biodiesel's blending economics.  Watch a portion of our presentation on the blending economics of biodiesel. More

Biodiesel Fundamentals for Truckstops with the Alternative Fuels Council [Podcast]

Biodiesel Fundamentals for Truckstops with the Alternative Fuels Council [Podcast]

In this episode of The Truck Stops Here Ginger Laidlaw, vice president with NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council, provides critical answers to biodiesel questions on incentives, fuel quality, equipment and much more.  More

24-7 Travel Stores Rolls Out Biofuels, Moves Forward With EV Vision

24-7 Travel Stores Rolls Out Biofuels, Moves Forward With EV Vision

In the years ahead, there will be a plethora of alternative fuel funding opportunities for fuel retailers to consider.  These opportunities can help minimize the capital expenditures necessary to adapt to different fuel technologies that will be commercialized in the years ahead. Mark Augustine, president of 24-7 Travel Stores by Triplett Inc., embraces alternative fuels. More

Box Trucks, Speed of Service and Diesel Lanes for Four-Wheelers with NATSO's CEO [Podcast]

Box Trucks, Speed of Service and Diesel Lanes for Four-Wheelers with NATSO's CEO [Podcast]

From growth in box trucks to the impact of ELDs, NATSO's President and CEO Lisa Mullings walks podcast listeners through several trucking industry trends and shares what they could mean for operators. More

Retail Fuels Industry Urges Northeastern States to Refrain from Adopting TCI

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USDA Announces a New Round of Higher Blend Infrastructure Grants Available

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to award approximately $22 million in competitive grants to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, including biodiesel.  Specifically, USDA said the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentives (HBIIP) program aims to encourage a comprehensive approach to marketing higher blends by sharing the costs relating to upgrading of fuel dispensers (gas and diesel pumps), related equipment, and other infrastructure required at a location to ensure the environmentally safe availability of fuel containing ethanol blends greater than 10 percent or fuel containing biodiesel blends greater than 5 percent. More

President-Elect Biden Begins Cabinet Selections

President-Elect Biden Begins Cabinet Selections

President-Elect Biden has selected former Iowa Governor and Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to return as his Agriculture Secretary. This is positive for businesses hoping for robust biofuels incentives, as Vilsack is well-versed in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and other biofuel policies. More

How Renewable Fuels Can Help Independent Truck Stops

How Renewable Fuels Can Help Independent Truck Stops

Here are a few reasons why adding renewable fuel options to your lineup is a great way to stand out and attract a wider audience. More

COVID-19 Increases E-commerce Demand, Trucking Needs

COVID-19 Increases E-commerce Demand, Trucking Needs

E-commerce sales have been increasing steadily for years but surged as COVID-19 forced social distancing and kept people home. Capacity is expected to tighten even more as the peak holiday season approaches, and growth in the trucking center could benefit truckstop and travel plaza operators as they work to serve drivers hauling the nation’s freight. More

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