Meeting & Events
Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register the waiver TRALA had requested for short-term rental trucks. This 90-day waiver from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate runs from today until April 19, 2018. While TRALA was told by the agency that this waiver was coming since December 12, 2017, TRALA had been waiting for the FMCSA to formally post it in the Federal Register so that any driver of a short-term rental truck can simply print out a copy of the notice and carry it in their cab during this time frame.
On December 19, 2017 both the House and Senate debated and approved the conference report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, during consideration of the conference report in the Senate, a motion from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was upheld by the Parliamentarian, which found several provisions that violated the so-called "Byrd Rule." The provisions related to the expansion of Section 529 accounts and their application towards homeschooling, as well as the use of the phrase "tuition paying" were all struck from the Senate bill. The amended conference report was then sent to the House where the modified bill was approved. President Trump signed the bill into law on December 22, 2017. FULL STORY
TRALA is sad to announce the passing of longtime member and Chairman of the Light Truck Rental Council (LTRC), Pat Crahan, who passed away on December 31 after a brief illness. He was 89 years old.