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October 10, 2017

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

September 6, 2017

TRALA Truck Purchases Increase

Members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) purchased 29% of all Class 2-7 commercial trucks in the U.S. and purchased more than 23% of all Class 8 tractors in 2016, according to a new industry survey.

May 4, 2017

TRALA Outlines Steps to Prevent Truck Ramming Terrorism

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has created a new brochure outlining ways that rental truck company employees can help prevent truck-related terror attacks.

March 23, 2015

TRALA Elects New Chairman

The TRALA Board of Directors unanimously elected Kevin Coughlin, Manager, Contract Maintenance, of Daimler Trucks North America of Portland, Ore,, as the Association’s new Chairman.

December 15, 2014

Federal Study Highlights Rental Truck Safety

Not a single fatal crash involving a rental truck over a five-year period (2005-2010) has been attributed to a safety or maintenance defect in the rental vehicle

December 29, 2010

TRALA Comments To FASB On Lease Accounting Changes

WASHINGTON - TRALA formally submitted comments today with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in response to their Exposure Draft, Proposed Accounting Standards Update Leases Topic 840.

December 22, 2010

EPA, DOT Publishes Formal Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Standards Proposal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released for public consumption their Heavy-Duty National Program.

December 15, 2010

TRALA Participates in Ryder-Hosted Border Security Meeting

WASHINGTON - TRALA joined industry partners and government agencies participating in the North American Border Security Meeting conference hosted by TRALA-member company Ryder System, Inc. in Novi, Mich.

November 3, 2010

FMCSA Supports TRALA by Ruling Against Credential Requirements

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted three petitions filed with it by the American Trucking Associations and strongly supported by TRALA.

September 30, 2010

Bill Allows Small Businesses to Speed Asset Depreciation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation that will allow businesses to depreciate up to 50 percent of the cost of the asset in the first year it is placed in service.

September 30, 2010

TRALA Defends Graves Law in U.S. Senate Hearing on Vicarious Liability

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) President & CEO Tom James testified before Congress Sept. 28 in support of preservation of the existing federal law, known as the Graves/Boucher Law, which preempts states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles.

June 2, 2010

TRALA-Opposed Trailer Owner Liability Bill Vetoed in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN - Minnesota legislation being pushed by trial lawyers and opposed by TRALA and the Minnesota Trucking Association was vetoed by Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) May 25.

May 28, 2010

Leasing & Rental Companies Still Protected Under Graves Law

ALEXANDRIA, VA - An effort to repeal the federal law prohibiting states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles was further quashed May 26 by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association and its industry allies.

May 5, 2010

TRALA Fighting Registration Fee for RI Rental Trailers

ALEXANDRIA, VA - TRALA is aggressively opposing Rhode Island legislation that would require payment of a $40 annual fee for the registration of every trailer used for the transportation of persons or of household goods in the state.

March 24, 2010

TRALA-Opposed Increase In New Mexico Vehicle Excise Tax Fails

ALEXANDRIA, VA - TRALA and the New Mexico Trucking Association have successfully defeated legislation in New Mexico that would have resulted in a 33-percent increase in the State's vehicle excise tax.

November 20, 2009

James Named TRALA President & CEO

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Serving as acting president and chief executive officer for the Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) since July, Thomas James has been unanimously chosen by the Board of Directors for the role.

April 14, 2009

Heritage Transport Driver Named TRALA Driver of Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Dennis Shirar of Indianapolis has logged more than 3 million accident-free miles driving tractor trailers over the past 31 years.

April 10, 2009

TRALA Selects Thayer as Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Idealease of Richmond President and CEO Tom Thayer was unanimously chosen by industry colleagues as 2009-2010 chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA).

July 30, 2008

Tom Rozuk of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Named TRALA 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) has announced that Tom Rozuk, manager, National Fleet Sales for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) has been selected to serve as TRALA’s 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman.

May 21, 2008

New Mexico Agrees to TRALA Proposal for Plate-Based Tax Checks

WASHINGTON – Lessors and their customers are applauding New Mexico’s new policy of using license plate numbers to conduct tax compliance queries at Ports of Entry (POE) into the state.



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