Committees & Councils

Much of TRALA's work is done by our Committees and Councils. With the exception of the TRALA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Nominating Committee, which are elected and appointed positions, the other committees and councils are open to participation by all TRALA members. These groups meet in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and throughout the year as issues warrant their attention.

If you would like to participate on one or more of the Committees or Councils, or obtain copies of a Committee or Council roster, please contact Jennylynne Bowman by phone at (703) 299-9120 or by email at

Executive Committee -The Executive Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors on the management and administrative operations of the Association.  Members are appointed by TRALA's chairman and include the Association's officers and representatives of the major national regular member companies.

Finance Committee - The Finance Committee structures the annual budget, recommends funding sources and reviews the annual audit.

Government Relations Committee- The Government Relations Committee recommends TRALA policy and action on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry.

Membership Committee - The Membership Committee identifies ways and means of strengthening TRALA through steady membership growth in order to assure industry-wide representation of the Association.

Meetings Committee- The Meetings Committee recommends meeting locations and develops the overall business program for TRALA's meetings.

Scholarship Committee- The Scholarship Committee oversees the TRALA Scholarship Program and Fund.

Security Committee- The Security Committee advises the Board on policies affecting transportation security.

TRALAPAC Committee - The TRALAPAC Committee overseas the political action committee for TRALA and advises on what candidates for Congress should be supported each year. 

TRALA Councils

Associate Member Advisory Council- The Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC) is comprised of a representative of each Associate Member company within the TRALA membership. The council meets once a year during TRALA's Annual Meeting and advises the TRALA staff on issues involving the role of the Associate Members in the Association.

Equipment and Technology Advisory Council-The Equipment and Technology Advisory Council (ETAC) is comprised of maintenance and equipment experts from leasing systems and independent companies within the TRALA membership.  ETAC works with TRALA staff to develop recommendations for the Board of Directors and Government Relations Committee on issues involving the maintenance of vehicles, maintenance operations, vehicle safety, vehicle technology and workforce issues.

Light Truck Rental Council-The Light Truck Rental Council (LTRC) includes representatives from companies engaged primarily in the rental of light-duty vehicles.  The council focuses  on issues of unique interest to these companies. The Council meets regularly and   provides recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Government Relations   Committee on these issues.

Tax Advisory Council -TRALA's Tax Advisory Council (TAC) is made up of tax experts from leasing systems, leasing system companies and independent companies within the TRALA membership.  The TAC works with TRALA staff to analyze and quantify the impacts of legislative and regulatory action in the areas of sales, property, excise taxes, registration fees and other fiscal matters.  The Council meets regularly and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Government Relations Committee on these issues.