Topics: Interstate Highway System

Fuel Retailers, Travel Plazas and Truckstops Oppose Moving Forward Act Ahead of House Vote

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) urged Members of Congress to oppose the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, ahead of today’s House vote. The legislation includes a focus on climate change policies but includes provisions that will discourage private businesses from investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and stifle the market’s transition to electric vehicles. More

NATSO Briefs House Homeland Security Committee on Industry Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

NATSO Foundation President Lisa Mullings today told members of the House Committee on Homeland Security that the truckstop and travel plaza industry plays a vital role in combating human trafficking that takes place along the nation’s Interstate Highway System. NATSO was invited to participate as an example of the positive role that the private sector can play in the fight against human trafficking. More

NATSO Files Comments with DOT, Urges Agency to Maintain Existing Prohibition on Commercial Rest Areas

Expanding commercial services at rest areas, including liberalizing the definition of "vending machine," threatens consumers, small business and localities by undercutting the highway-based businesses that currently operate near the interstate exit interchanges, NATSO said in comments filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT) July 24. More

Agricultural Groups Seek Truck Weight Increase Pilot Program

A group of primarily agricultural transportation stakeholders is urging Congress to support a pilot program that would allow up to 10 states to opt-in to to allow 91,000 pound, six-axle bridge formula-compliant trucks on federal Interstate Highways. More

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