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Archive March 2020

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TRALA Applauds Michigan Supreme Court Ruling to Vacate Lower Court Decision

In a significant decision for TRALA and its membership, the Michigan Supreme Court has vacated the Robertson vs. U-Haul of Michigan decision by the state Court of Appeals. 

States Providing Tax Relief During COVID-19 Outbreak

TRALA has been closely monitoring the sales and use tax impact caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak across the nation. 

Senate Reaches Deal with Trump Administration on CARES Act

Since the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak became a worldwide pandemic, the United States Congress and the Trump Administration have been working on multiple pieces of legislation to reduce the strain on the U.S. economy and aid state and local governments. 

FMCSA Grants Waivers for CDLs and Driver Medical Cards

On March 24, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued waivers for commercial drivers licenses and medical cards due to the coronavirus outbreak throughout the U.S.

TRALA Update on the Coronavirus

On March 19, 2020 the Senate introduced S. 3548 the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES Act).  This is the third legislative package that has been introduced to directly confront the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and reduce the strain on the U.S. economy. The CARES Act would spend at least $1.6 trillion to combat the disease, directly stimulate areas of the economy which have been the hardest hit, and authorize tax rebates and increased unemployment benefits to individuals.

TRALA Update on State DMV Status and IRP Procedures in Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic many states have chosen to close or reduce their Departments of Motor Vehicles, which has reduced their ability to answer questions and process services for motor carriers. This has been particularly difficult for the states’ ability to operate the International Registration Plan (IRP). Currently, many states are assessing how to reduce the regulatory burden on motor carriers. 

EnRoute- March 19, 2020

TRALA has announced that it has rescheduled its 2020 Annual Meeting for September 27-September 30 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. FULL STORY


Alexandria, VA – March 18, 2020 – During a special meeting called by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association’s (TRALA) Board of Directors last week, Dan Murphy, President and CEO of Idealease, Inc. was named Chairman.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Issues an Expanded Emergency Declaration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an expanded Emergency Declaration dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

TRALA Reschedules 2020 Annual Meeting for September 27-30, 2020

TRALA leadership and staff have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. 
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