Topics: NATSO News Weekly

N.C. Bill Strengthens Tolling Prohibition

In another victory for NATSO, American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the No Tolls I-95 Coalition, a North Carolina technical corrections bill signed by Gov. Pat McCrory further strengthens the state transportation law that limited the state's ability to toll existing interstates. N.C. House Bill 92 expressly prohibits the tolling of existing lanes. More

FTC to Investigate Oil Firms' Renewable Fuels Practices

The Federal Trade Commission said that it will look into allegations by two midwestern lawmakers that oil companies may be impeding competition for renewable fuels. More

Lawmakers Press FMCSA to Finish HOS Field Study

A group of four Republicans is urging Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to set a firm date for finishing a field study on the newly revised 34-hour restart provision in the hours-of-service rule. More

Retailers Urged to Participate in We Card Awareness Month

September 1 marks the start of We Card Awareness Month. We Card is urging retailers throughout the month to train or re-train employees about the FDA regulations and state and local compliance laws concerning youth access to tobacco and alcohol. More

Federal Reserve Appeals Debit Fee Ruling

The Federal Reserve announced late Aug. 21 that it will appeal the recent ruling by the U.S. District Court in Washington that it set the cap on debit card transactions too high. More

FMCSA Proposes to Eliminate Daily Paperwork Burden for Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to eliminate a burdeonsome daily paperwork requirement associated with filing Driver Vehicle Inspection reports (DVIRs). More

Could Retailers Get Repaid for Debit Fee Overcharges?

The judge who rejected the Federal Reserve’s regulations governing debit fees under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act gave the Federal Reserve just one more week to come up with a position on interim fee reductions and a timeline for permanently installing new lower fees. He also suggested that retailers should be repaid by financial services companies for millions of dollars in overcharges. More

McLane Index: Healthy Snacks Boost Sales

Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,273 per week during Jan to June 2013 versus $15,772 in the first six months of 2012. More

Lawmakers Urge Sec. Foxx to Consider Impact of Longer, Heavier Trucks on Local Roads

Forty-five members of Congress have urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to carefully consider the impacts that changes to truck size-and-weight limits would have on local roads and bridges. More

Cities and States Should Reconsider PPPs

Public-private partnerships across the country are riddled with problems, according to Donald Cohen, executive director of a privatization resource center called In the Public Interest. More

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