Briefly: California truck stop strikes biodiesel deal with Phillips 66

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The Mojave Truck Stop in California has entered an exclusive biodiesel partnership with Phillips 66.

This collaboration underscores the Mojave Truck Stop's commitment to providing renewable fuel options for the trucking industry, according to a statement from the company.

Under terms of the agreement, Located off US Highway 58 and Minard Trail in Mojave, California the Mojave Truck Stop

Under the terms of the agreement, the truck Stop, which is located off U.S. Highway 58 and Minard Trail in Mojave, California, will exclusively pump Phillips 66 biodiesel at its fueling stations. The compoany said this commitment signifies the Mojave Truck Stop's dedication to reducing carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy solutions.

"We are excited to join forces with Phillips 66 to offer our customers access to high-quality renewable fuels," said Rich Marshall, co-founder of the Little Red Hen Travel Centers, parent company fo the Mojave Truck Stop. "This partnership aligns with our mission to provide sustainable solutions while delivering top-notch services to truckers."

Amir Faquir, co-founder of The Little Red Hen Travel Centers, said, "Our collaboration with Phillips 66 underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation. Together, we aim to drive positive change within the trucking industry."

FMCSA denies Florida request for change in CDL skills test

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a Florida agency’s request for an exemption from a portion of the CDL skills test regulations.

In December, FMCSA published an exemption request from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles about the test procedures. The regulations require that the three-part CDL skills test be administered and successfully completed in the following order: pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control skills and on-road skills.

The Florida agency asked FMCSA to allow applicants who fail the pre-trip inspection or basic vehicle controls segments of the CDL test to move on to the next portion of the test and return at a later date to retake the failed segments. The exemption would increase efficiency and not compromise safety, the Florida agency wrote in its request.

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After opening the request to public comment, FMCSA elected to decline the request.

FMCSA published a notice of denial on Thursday, April 18.

“After reviewing the application and the comments submitted to the docket, the agency has determined the record does not show that granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent the exemption,” FMCSA wrote in the notice.


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