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Tax Committees Debate Highway Funding as Money is Running Out

Tax Committees Debate Highway Funding as Money is Running Out

Ideas for infusions into the Highway Trust Fund got conflicting receptions before congressional tax committees this week, as Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said he's looking for solutions while Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp expressed concerns about the Obama administration's proposal.

March 6, 2014

Obama Starts Next Truck Fuel Economy Rule
Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax

Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would raise federal fuel taxes and index them to the cost of living to pay for more investment in roads and bridges. The bill would repeal the taxes by 2025 in anticipation of replacing them with a vehicle-mile tax.

January 9, 2014

Biodiesel Producers Air Concerns About Proposed Cutbacks

Biodiesel Producers Air Concerns About Proposed Cutbacks

Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.

December 5, 2013

EPA Proposes to Cut Renewable Fuel Requirements

EPA Proposes to Cut Renewable Fuel Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. The agency is required to set annual standards for cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewables. It gave two reasons why it needs to reduce the percentage of these fuels next year.

November 18, 2013

Fuel Price Report Cancelled by Government Shutdown
TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas
Trucking Group Challenges Insinuations in Pilot Flying J Case

Trucking Group Challenges Insinuations in Pilot Flying J Case

Questions about the role of a key player in the litigation against Pilot Flying J prompted a strong rebuttal from the trucking company group. Lane Kidd, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, said in a statement that he created National Trucking Financial Reclamation Services last April to seek justice for trucking companies that allegedly had been defrauded by Pilot Flying J.

August 23, 2013

EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards
Are You On Top of Your Fuel Buying Program?

Are You On Top of Your Fuel Buying Program?

Pilot, the largest truckstop chain in the country with more than 650 outlets and $29 billion in annual revenues, is being investigated for allegedly defrauding customers by withholding fuel rebates and discounts.

June 26, 2013

TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas

TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas

If you’re skeptical about the future of natural gas in trucking, meet Thomas O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America. “The math is close enough and we’re moving on,” said O’Brien Tuesday in an assertive message to hundreds of fuel and transportation experts gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2013 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo.

June 25, 2013

A Conversation about Highway Money

A Conversation about Highway Money

There is a general recognition on Capitol Hill that Congress is going to have to come up with dedicated money, as opposed to financing or general funds, for the next highway program in October 2014.

April 10, 2013

Virginia Assembly Clears Transport Revenue Package

Virginia Assembly Clears Transport Revenue Package

The Virginia General Assembly passed a landmark transportation package that replaces the per-gallon fuel tax with a wholesale tax, plus other revenue raisers, and addressed the controversial issue of adding tolls to I-95.

February 25, 2013

EPA's SmartWay Looks for a Smarter Way

Early Reaction to Fuel Economy Proposal Generally Positive

At first read, a new proposal to establish national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions appears to offer a workable approach for the trucking industry, said Glen Kedzie, vice president and environmental counsel for the American Trucking Associations

December 29, 2010

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