Topics: Highway & Transportation

Tips for Preparing to Store, Blend and Distribute Biofuels at Your Truckstop

There is a long process a gallon of fuel goes through before it flows through the nozzle at the pump, and it is crucial that fuel remains on spec. That holds true for those investing in biofuels as biodiesel has to be on spec before it gets into ultra-low sulfur diesel to get a renewable identification number [learn more about renewable fuels and RINs here]. During NATSO Connect, the Alternative Fuels Council offered a Renewable Fuels Workshop. During the workshop, Paul Nazzaro, president of Advanced Fuel Solutions, also discussed biodiesel and shared his tips to help operators ensure fuel quality. When determining whether or not to carry biofuels, operators should conduct a market analysis, assess mandates and incentive, Nazzaro said. He noted that demand dictates the size of the tank and required handling equipment. “Success will ultimately be determined by price, supply and product positioning,” he told attendees. More

Rep. DeFazio Says New Revenue Unlikely for Transportation

The abrupt ending May 22 to an infrastructure meeting between the White House and Congressional Democrats means there probably won't be any new revenues for the surface transportation reauthorization that Congress must pass by next fall, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told Politico. More

Rep. DeFazio to Focus on Transportation Reauthorization After Infrastructure Talks Fall Apart

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) plans to pursue a surface transportation reauthorization as well as individual pieces of infrastructure legislation after infrastructure talks between Democratic Leadership and the White House broke down on May 22. More

Rep. Blumenauer to Introduce Bill to Increase Motor Fuels Taxes

One day before President Donald Trump and Democratic Congressional leaders are scheduled to discuss ways to pay for a 2$ trillion infrastructure plan, Rep. Earl Blumenauer plans to introduce a bill to increase the motor fuels tax by 5 cents a year for the next five years and indexing it to inflation. More

NATSO Urges House T&I Committee to Maintain Prohibitions on Commercial Rest Areas, Tolling in Infrastructure Legislation

NATSO on May 10 submitted its comments in response to a request for stakeholder input from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with regard to the Committee’s work on infrastructure this Congress. More

Five Things Truckstop Operators Need to Know About Renewable Fuels

For more than a decade, the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program has required fuel refiners and importers to incorporate an increasing volume of renewable fuel annually. For truckstop and travel plaza operators, the standard can create several benefits. Here are the top things operators need to know about the Renewable Fuels Standard. More

White House Meeting on Infrastructure Reignites Debate Over Pay-Fors

The meeting between Congressional Democrats and the White House on the potential for a $2 trillion infrastructure deal earlier this week reignited bipartisan arguments over just how to pay for an infrastructure measure – further calling into question the viability of anything moving forward in the near term. More

NATSO, Allies Urge House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to Support Off-Highway Businesses

NATSO led a group of 15 trade associations representing off-highway communities, businesses, alternative fuel advocates and the National Federation of the Blind in urging members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as they consider infrastructure legislation this year. More

Wall Street Journal Publishes Anti-Tolling Coalition Letter

Tolling existing interstates represents a veiled supply-chain tax that makes businesses less competitive and drives up the cost of living wherever they are located, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) said in a recent letter to the editor published in the Wall Street Journal. More

3 Tips to Help You Find the Right Biodiesel Blend

Warmer temps are right around the corner. And that’s the time of year many travel plazas, truck stops and fleets start thinking about the amount of biodiesel that’s blended into their petroleum diesel. It’s one of the most common questions biodiesel producers and suppliers are asked: What’s the right blend for me? It’s an important question, and below I offer three tips to help you answer it. More

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