Topics: Fuel & Trucking

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency; Includes NATSO Request to Include HOS Waiver for Fuel Haulers

NATSO on Aug. 30 urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) to include fuel haulers in its COVID-19 emergency declaration to minimize the effect that the pandemic has on fuel supply and mitigate the driver shortage. This would provide much-needed hours of service (HOS) flexibility that would mitigate supply disruptions and lower the prices at the pump.  More

NATSO Outlook for EPA Blending Mandates

Recent intelligence indicates that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to propose the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending mandates/renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2021 and 2022 within the next several weeks. Indications are that EPA will set the 2021 RVOs at "actual production," while the 2022 RVOs will be set at more ambitious levels designed to incentivize increased production and consumption of biofuels.  More

Take a Deep Dive Into Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Take a Deep Dive Into Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Members Only Join or Login

Original equipment manufacturers are advancing zero-emission vehicle technology, including hydrogen fuel cells, as they react to increasing regulatory demands for new technology. Hydrogen fuel cells hold promise as they enable an electric vehicle that doesn’t have to plug in for its energy. More

Federal Court Invalidates E15 RVP Waiver


Supreme Court Rules on RFS Waivers

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 25 overturned a lower court ruling that had found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could only grant a small refinery exemption to companies that had received such an exemption every year since 2013.  The Supreme Court found that, according to the statute that created the RFS, EPA has a wider latitude to grant small refinery exemptions, including for refineries that had not received such an exemption for many years.  More

Democratic Lawmakers Call for Policies to Encourage Private Sector Investment in Electric Vehicles

A diverse array of Democratic Members of Congress, including the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, urged lawmakers considering clean energy and infrastructure legislation to ensure that policies and incentives designed to develop a charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) result in a price-competitive and convenient refueling marketplace for consumers. More

Supreme Court to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions

The Supreme Court could rule as early as June 25 on the legality of the Trump Administration's aggressive approach to issuing small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). If the ruling doesn't come by then, it will come at some point between now and early to mid-July. The Court's decision takes place against the backdrop of discussions within the Biden Administration surrounding how to prevent prices for renewable identification numbers from reaching exceedingly high levels. These discussions appear to be driven primarily by efforts to assist a Delaware refinery that has a longstanding relationship with the President and his allies in Congress. More

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Equipment, Which Grants and When to Invest

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Equipment, Which Grants and When to Invest

There are more than 1 million electric cars on roads across the United States, and almost every vehicle manufacturer has plans to electrify a large part of their fleets. Michael Battaglia, senior vice president sales and business development and David Soens, vice president grant operations, answered NATSO members’ most frequently asked EV charging questions. More

TCI Finalizes Model Rule As Connecticut Leaves Program

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) released on June 10 a final Model Rule and additional draft materials for implementing the program. More

NATSO Welcomes Blink Charging Co. as Newest Chairman’s Circle Member

NATSO Welcomes Blink Charging Co. as Newest Chairman’s Circle Member

Blink Charging Co., based in Miami Beach, Florida, provides electric vehicle charging equipment that offers customers flexible business models tailored to their specific needs. More

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