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Study: Most Unsafe Drivers Reside in Northeast

Drivers in the Northeast tend to speed the most, while also using their cell phones, according to EverQuote, an online insurance marketplace in the U.S. EverQuote announced the findings from its 2017 Safe Driving Report, a study that provides a state-by-state safe driving analysis of EverDrive driving data collected from cell phones. The data derive from more than 20 million ...

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NATSO Condemns Legislation to Transfer Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit to Producers

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, said it “denounced” The American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to extend the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit but transfer it to producers. “In previous years, NATSO has worked together with biodiesel producers and the entire renewable fuels community to protect the biodiesel ...

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Sharp Energy Opens Propane Fueling Station Near BWI Airport

Sharp Energy, Inc., a propane retailer on the Delmarva Peninsula and a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, Delaware, announced that it has constructed and placed into service an AutoGas propane fueling station for fleet vehicles located near the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their ...

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OOIDA Appeals ELD Mandate to U.S. Supreme Court

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a lawsuit against a government mandate to electronically track commercial truck drivers. The Association filed the petition seeking a review of a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The court had ruled against the Association last year on its lawsuit against ...

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CVSA Roadcheck Enforcement: June 6-8

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers, the Alliance said in a statement. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is ...

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NEFI Appoints Martha Leshine Acting President and CEO

The New England Fuel Institute appointed Martha Leshine to the position of acting president and chief executive officer. For the past two years she had been serving as chief operating officer. The appointment is effective immediately and fills a position that has been vacant since January 1, 2015. The Institute announced the appointment in the April 24 issue of its ...

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​Diesel Technology Forum Marks Earth Day

On April 22, people in more than 190 countries commemorated Earth Day, environmental accomplishments and the environmental agenda. Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, said clean diesel technology is a major environmental achievement that has contributed to a cleaner environment while powering the global economy. “Clean diesel technology has significantly reduced emissions, increased efficiency and improved the everyday ...

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Advocates: New Program Risks Harming Solar Development in Massachusetts

MassSolar joined solar advocates, environmental experts, and nonprofit organizations devoted to serving low-income communities in Massachusetts to warn that a new program called Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) could damage key portions of the solar industry and be disastrous for solar power in low-income communities throughout the state. In a statement issued by MassSolar on April 18, advocates praised “the extensive and thoughtful ...

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NYSEC Opposes Elimination of LIHEAP

  After President Trump submitted his first official budget request to Congress, titled, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” the New York State Energy Coalition, which includes the New York Oil Heating Association and the Oil Heat Association of Long Island, issued this statement: “The so-called “skinny budget” is barely 53-pages long and proposes a $54 ...

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Eastern Energy Expo: May 21-25

Organizers of the Eastern Energy Expo expect more than 4,000 attendees at the trade show in Hershey, Pa., May 21-25, which will feature more than 250 exhibits as well as a full schedule of business and technical education sessions. The venue is the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center for this second inaugural EEE. Education and business programs are offered in ...

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