Legal Action Fund
TRALA 2017 Legal Action Fund CampaignIf you have not already given, please consider a corporate contribution to TRALA’s 2017 Legal Action Fund Campaign today. TRALA needs your help to ensure that it has the resources necessary whenever and wherever they are needed. Every day, TRALA promotes and protects our industry in Congress, the State houses, and in courts of law. There are a few timely and critical issues that are taking place right now that your contribution will go toward that can really make a difference.
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate set forth by the Obama Administration is nearing its implementation date - on December 18, 2017. Earlier this year TRALA was granted a partial exemption from the ELD mandate for rental trucks up to 8 days. The 8-day exemption will cover a significant percentage of rental trucks, however, given the technical and logistical problems that still will exist; TRALA has been working with FMCSA on a 90-day waiver from the mandate and will consider another exemption petition for more time if TRALA members are unable to solve all the issues that remain if and when TRALA’s 90-day waiver ends in March 2018. The waiver and the petition would give TRALA members additional time to equip their trucks with ELDs and be fully in compliance with the rule.
In addition, TRALA continues to work with one of Washington DC’s preeminent tax consultants, Ken Kies of the Federal Policy Group. Ken and his team were brought in to help preserve as much as possible, the ability of a business to deduct interest, which was set to be eliminated in the House Blueprint on Tax Reform. This could have a devastating impact on TRALA members’ ability to purchase the vast number of vehicles and equipment needed to service its customers. This agreement has had significant costs, but they have been necessary to protect TRALA members’ interests.
In the states, collectively TRALA has saved the industry approximately $13,000,000 this year alone. Whether it’s insurance, tax, or regulatory issues, TRALA has acted swiftly to block anti-business legislation in several states this year.
TRALA’s record of achievement is in large part due to the support of its members like you who contribute to the Legal Action Fund each year. I hope you see the value that TRALA affords your company, as well as the overall industry, and that you will consider making a corporate contribution to the 2017 Legal Action Fund today. Given the increases in costs due to our ELD petition as well as the tax reform partnership TRALA has entered into, making a contribution today will help ensure our success.
You may contribute online by following the link below or you may mail in a contribution (please make the check payable to Truck Renting and Leasing Association) to the following address:
675 North Washington Street, Suite #410
Alexandria, VA 22314
Thank you for your consideration.
TRALA President and CEO
How can I contribute?Please click here to access TRALA's secure credit card contribution page.
Suggested Contribution Amounts
Below $50 Million: $750
$50 Million to $200 Million: $1,500
$200 Million to $500 Million: $2,000
$500 Million and Above: $2,500
This payment is deductible for most members as a business expense. However, TRALA estimates that 28% of the dues payment is not deductible as a business expense because of the lobbying activities TRALA does on behalf of its members. TRALA Federal Employer Identification #52-1122114. If you have any questions, please contact TRALA's Andrew Stasiowski at (703) 299-9120.