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Fuel Retailers Urge Federal Highway Administration to Better Harmonize State Application Standards Under the NEVI Grant Program

The retail fuel industry supports the NEVI Program and is actively participating in the program in almost every state. More than half of all EV charging stations under the NEVI grant program are set to be constructed at truck stops, travel centers, and other fuel retailers. Differing state approaches to the NEVI grant application process, however, threaten to create a balkanized market with disparate, unpredictable consumer EV charging experiences between states. More

Stunning Skylight and More at Space Age Travel Center

Stunning Skylight and More at Space Age Travel Center

Space Age Fuel is a family-owned business created in 1982. Planning for the Castle Rock facility started about three years before crews broke ground in mid-2021. The $10 million truck stop is located at I-5’s exit 52. Today, the location includes an 11,000-square-foot building with a travel center and an A&W fast-food restaurant. More

TravelCenters of America and NATSO Foundation Work to  Enhance Safety for Roadside Service Technicians

TravelCenters of America and NATSO Foundation Work to Enhance Safety for Roadside Service Technicians

TravelCenters of America (TA), in conjunction with the NATSO Foundation, is pleased to announce a new initiative implemented to significantly enhance the safety of TA’s Emergency Roadside Assistance technicians who repair commercial vehicles along the Interstate Highway System. More

NATSO's Day on Capitol Hill 2024: Building Relationships and Advocating for the Travel Center Industry

NATSO's Day on Capitol Hill 2024: Building Relationships and Advocating for the Travel Center Industry

In this episode, LeeAnn Goheen, NATSO's senior director of government affairs, joins the podcast to discuss NATSO's Day on Capitol Hill, which will be held May 20 -22, 2024.  They discuss the agenda, key policy issues—the biodiesel blenders tax credit and the funding of infrastructure and highway programs—and how travel center operators can get involved.  More

Key Considerations in Selecting a Site for a New Travel Center Build

Key Considerations in Selecting a Site for a New Travel Center Build

There is a lot to consider when embarking on a new build, starting with the location. Selecting the best site for a truck stop requires careful consideration of various factors. This excerpt from the NATSO Foundation's Travel Center and Truck Stop New Build Toolkit covers key considerations for when you first start looking for your ideal side. More

Tailpipe Emissions Update and the Cost of Electrifying Heavy-Duty Trucks

Tailpipe Emissions Update and the Cost of Electrifying Heavy-Duty Trucks

View a quick video overview of the latest rulings and implications for tailpipe emissions for heavy-duty trucks. More

11 Ways to Promote the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship to Your Employees

11 Ways to Promote the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship to Your Employees

In 2024, the NATSO Foundation will award five, $5,000 scholarships to truck stop and travel center employees and/or their legal dependents. The scholarship program is an amazing employee benefit, and truckstops and travel plaza operators should encourage all of their employees to submit an application by the May 17, 2024, deadline. More

EPA Issues Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Phase 3 Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 29 issued its Phase 3 Greenhouse Gas Rule for Heavy-Duty Trucks. Under the Final Rule, 30 percent of heavy-duty trucks must be zero emission by 2032, along with 40 percent of short-haul day-cab trucks. More

Opportunity for Private Investment in EV Charging in Georgia

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The Biodiesel Tax Credit is Set to Expire: What You Can Do

The Biodiesel Tax Credit is Set to Expire: What You Can Do

The Biodiesel Tax Credit as we know it is set to expire at the end of 2024. More

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TravelCenters of America recently opened a new TA Express Travel Center near Statesboro, Georgia.
The initial grant distribution will prioritize funding for EV charging infrastructure at off-highway and off-Interstate locations.
The Charge Ahead Partnership is a coalition of individuals and businesses united in the idea that the best way to expand the electric vehicle charging network is through a competitive, market-based approach.
NATSO members should contact their state transportation departments promptly to learn about their electric vehicle charging plans and to share our industry's perspective on the plans' development.
It is incumbent upon fuel retailers to urge state DOTs to structure projects in a “make-ready” model that allows utilities to invest in the grid and distribution enhancements necessary to feed charging stations while a competitive, private market governs the consumer-facing charging transaction.