Archive April 2019
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TRALA-SUPPORTED BIPARTISAN BILL TO REPEAL FEDERAL EXCISE TAX INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESOn April 29, 2019, Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced H.R. 2381, the “Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019,” which would repeal the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on the sale price of new heavy-duty trucks, and trailers. LaMalfa and Peterson were joined by Representatives Greg Pence (R-IN), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) as original cosponsors of the bill. TRALA, along with other members of the Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition, have been meeting with House Democrats and Republicans for months to build bipartisan support for the repeal of the FET, and TRALA is pleased that several Members agreed to be original cosponsors of H.R. 2381.
EnRoute - April 18, 2019
LeaseAccelerator conducted a study in January 2019 in an effort to provide a quantitative progress report on the status of compliance efforts for private companies of the new lease accounting standards. FULL STORY
TRALA Honors Paul DeCarolis for Industry Impact
New York Entrepreneur Honored with Second Annual Steve Lawrence Legacy Award
TRALA Names Kevin Vaughn 2019 Driver of the Year
Orlando (April 11, 2019) -- Kevin Vaughn, a professional driver with Ryder System Inc., was named the 2019 Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) Driver of the Year during its Annual Meeting Awards Dinner here at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes. The award is sponsored by Mack Trucks.
TRALA Technology Expo Demonstrates Strength and Diversity of Industry
â€‹Orlando (April 10, 2019) -- The Technology Expo at the 2019 Truck Renting and Leasing Association's (TRALA) Annual Meeting displayed the latest in safety and efficiency technologies to members here at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes.
New York's Kendra Kems Receives TRALA's State Trucking Award
â€‹Orlando (April 10, 2019) -- Yesterday, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) honored Kendra Hems, president of the Trucking Association of New York, with the association's State Trucking Award for her work in representing the industry.