Topics: Fuel & Trucking

Professional Driver Demographics are Shifting

Professional Driver Demographics are Shifting

The NATSO Foundation identified eight key trends expected to shape the truck stop and travel center industry in 2024. A trend with a big impact on the travel center industry is the demographic of professional drivers.  Trucking companies are tapping into underrepresented pools of candidates to help attract new entrants to the industry. These include younger drivers, women and minorities. Truck driver demographics are important because they influence the products and services drivers need. More

Fuel Retailers Urge EPA to Issue Summertime Waiver for E15

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Coalition Urges EPA to Reject Petition That Would Raise Gas Prices and Undermine RFS

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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.  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

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