The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) is urging the Illinois Supreme Court to overturn an "absurd" ruling which held that a self-insured motor vehicle rental company is not protected by the federal Graves Amendment, which preempts state vicarious liability laws for non-negligent owners of rented and leased vehicles. The case of Enterprise Leasing Company of Chicago v DeShaw Nelson will be heard by the Supreme Court because the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, ruled that Enterprise was not protected by the Graves Amendment because they self-insure. The ruling by the Appellate Court was a reversal of a Circuit Court of Cook County decision which ruled in favor of Enterprise. [...]
TRALA is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that is of national importance to the trucking industry. An amicus brief was filed by TRALA in the case of Penske Logistics and Penske Truck Leasing v. Mickey Lee Dilts et. al in support of the Penske petition, which is seeking the U.S. Supreme Court's review of a flawed ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. That court held that California meal and rest break requirements are not preempted by a federal law which prohibits states from enacting measures that relate to the prices, routes, or services of motor carriers. This stance by the Appellate Court was a reversal of a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, which had ruled that California's meal break law (which generally requires a 30 minute paid meal break for every five hours worked) is preempted by the federal law in question, the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA). [...]
Alexandria, VA – January 28, 2015 – Jake Jacoby was unanimously chosen by the Executive Committee for the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) as the new president and chief executive officer effective immediately. TRALA is the national trade association representing every major truck renting and leasing company and truck leasing system operating in North America. [...]
EnRoute - February 25, 2015
Last fall, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking industry input on the matter of increased liability coverage. The deadline to comment on the ANPRM regarding a potential increase in insurance minimums for for-hire carriers is Thursday, February 26.Read More
Join us Sunday, March 15, 2015 through Thursday, March 19, 2015 for TRALA's 37th Annual Meeting at the Amelia Island Plantation Resort located in Amelia Island, Florida. You will not want to miss out on the largest gathering of leasing and rental executives in North America. To register for the event, please login to your individual profile.
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