Topics: Fuel & Trucking

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

Positioning Your Diesel Fuel Lanes for the Future [Podcast]

Positioning Your Diesel Fuel Lanes for the Future [Podcast]

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Renewable Diesel: From Production to Pump

Renewable Diesel: From Production to Pump

Renewable diesel fuel is creating new opportunities in the fuel business and provides environmental benefits while also helping truckstop and travel plaza operators improve the economics of the fuel they sell.  “You have the potential to price your fuels more competitively and increase your profit margins,” said Ginger Laidlaw, vice president for the Alternative Fuels Council. More

EPA Issues Final Rule Streamlining, Consolidating Existing Gas and Diesel Fuel Programs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that would streamline and consolidate a number of fuel regulations. While much of the final rule is only marginally relevant in practice, the regulation fundamentally alters the RFG /RVP regulatory regime. More

NATSO Members Awarded USDA Higher Blend Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Oct. 8 awarded $22 million of the $100 million in grants available to increase ethanol and biodiesel sales, including to several NATSO members. More

California Gov. Issues Executive Order Banning Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicles Sales

California Gov. Issues Executive Order Banning Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicles Sales

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently issued an executive order setting a goal to ban the sale of new gasoline powered vehicles by 2035, and a goal of requiring medium- and heavy-duty trucks to be zero emission by 2045 "where feasible." More

Tips for Choosing the Right Cold Weather Fuel

Tips for Choosing the Right Cold Weather Fuel

It’s hard to imagine right now, but winter is not far off. Your fleet customers in cold-weather regions don’t need a reminder. They’ve been planning their winter fuel usage for weeks now. More

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