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House to Vote on Price Gouging Legislation

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FMCSA Waives HOS Restrictions for Gasoline, Diesel Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has waived Hours of Service restrictions for haulers of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethyl alcohol, and heating fuel including propane, natural gas, and heating oil. More

Meet Matt Mildenberger, Mitten Inc.'s President/CEO, and New NATSO Board Member [Podcast]

Meet Matt Mildenberger, Mitten Inc.'s President/CEO, and New NATSO Board Member [Podcast]

As President/CEO, Matt Mildenberger took Mitten Inc. from a $20 million to a $80 million operation with 140 employees. In this episode of The Trucks Stops Here, new NATSO Board member Mildenberger shares his leadership philosophy, walking listeners through what is important to him in leading Mitten's. More

Refresh Travel Plaza Offers EV Charging and New Indian Quick-Serve Concept in Madera, California [Podcast]

Refresh Travel Plaza Offers EV Charging and New Indian Quick-Serve Concept in Madera, California [Podcast]

Simran Grewal and Arjun Khosa joined the podcast to share about the Refresh Travel Plazas, from its innovative food program to professional driver amenities. More

FDA Proposes Menthol Cigarette Ban

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NATSO Foundation Invites Travel Plazas to Anti-Human Trafficking Event in New Mexico

The NATSO Foundation is inviting truckstops and travel plazas to an anti-human trafficking coalition meeting in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on May 24. More

EPA Issues Waiver for E15 Sales

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an emergency fuel waiver to allow E15 gasoline, gasoline that uses a 15 percent ethanol blend, to be sold during the summer driving season, effective May 1. NATSO urged EPA to exercise its waiver authority under the Clean Air Act to authorize the year-round sale of E15 arguing it would lower the cost of fuel while also enhancing America’s energy security and improving the emissions characteristics of gasoline. More

Contact Your State DOT on EV Charging Plans

State transportation departments have until August 1 to submit their proposals to the U.S. Department of Transportation for how they will utilize their share of the $7.5 billion in federal funds for electric vehicle charging allocated under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). NATSO members interested in investing in EV charging stations should engage now with state policymakers and regulators on what these plans should look like to ensure a competitive marketplace for EV charging. More

Labor Department Promotes Trucking Action Plan

As part of the Biden Administration’s over-arching initiative to expand jobs within the trucking industry, the Department of Labor is hosting a “Day of Action” April 28. The Labor Department is asking motor carriers, driver training schools and other industry stakeholders to commit to actions that promote safe training and work environments. More

NATSO Mourns Bobby Berkstresser

NATSO Mourns Bobby Berkstresser

NATSO expressed its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Bobby Berkstresser, who died April 14. More

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. 
The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides $7.5 billion to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure via the National Electric Vehicle Formula Program and the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program. This money will be distributed via state transportation departments (DOTs).
Download NATSO’s draft Model Legislation.