Topics: Arkansas

Colorado Latest State to Mandate Human Trafficking Awareness Training for Truck Drivers

Colorado recently became the third state to mandate human trafficking training for commercial truck drivers. Effective this summer, people seeking a new Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) are required to complete a 30-minute course teaching them how to recognize and report the signs of human trafficking under a new law signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper. More

Enterprise TE Pipeline To Stop Interstate Distillates Shipping

Despite protests from a host of petroleum marketers including NATSO, Enterprise TEPPCO is expected to halt interstate ULSD on its pipeline in late July, according to OPIS. More

Senators Introduce Legislation to Repeal Renewable Fuel Standard

Echoing legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) last week introduced “The Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act” (S. 1195), which would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its entirety. Sen. Barrasso said the RFS is "fundamentally broken and beyond repair," and that it has driven up food and fuel costs rather than deliver meaningful environmental benefits. More

FERC Declines to Delay TEPPCO Halt of ULSD Shipments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has declined to intervene in Enterprise TEPPCO's decision to eliminate ULSD and jet fuel shipments in their pipeline effective July 1, 2013. In addition to NATSO and four other petroleum marketing associations, a wide range of interests participated in the protest, including airlines, trucking companies, associations, terminal operators and agricultural cooperative. Members of Congress and the Arkansas Attorney General also weighed in with the commission. More

Arkansas Aims to Use Sales Tax for Roads

A proposed constitutional amendment on Arkansas’s ballot this November would add a half-cent to the state’s 6-cent sales tax to raise money for transportation. More

EPA to Decide on Renewable Fuel Waivers

EPA plans to decide by mid-November if certain states will receive waivers from renewable fuel requirements for ethanol in gasoline. More

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Voice Support for Domestic Fuels Act

NATSO joined a group of petroleum retailers last week in expressing support for Domestic Fuels Act of 2012. More

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