Truck Renting and Leasing Association

The unified voice for truck renting and leasing

Legal Action Fund

TRALA 2021 Legal Action Fund Campaign

Over the past few years, TRALA’s Legal Action Fund (LAF) has been essential in funding amicus briefs at both the state and federal levels to protect our industry. Recently, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in TRALA’s favor in a case that had threatened to water-down the Graves Law. The case revolved around a TRALA member who was sued for negligence and vicarious liability after an employee stole an SUV from the rental company’s facility where he worked and ultimately crashed the vehicle into two innocent bystanders. This was a significant victory for TRALA, in that the courts decided a rental company is not negligent or liable for someone stealing a vehicle and ultimately causing an accident.  These kinds of legal challenges are expensive to fight but critical to the success of TRALA’s membership.
In addition to the legal briefs that TRALA files each year, the LAF helps fund the extensive state lobbying work TRALA does on behalf of our industry. This year TRALA has achieved success in South Carolina, Connecticut, and Kansas, saving our industry millions of dollars. Now that the Biden Administration is in charge, TRALA anticipates that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with states like California and New York will push for some of the most aggressive environmental regulations on the trucking industry that we have ever seen. TRALA will need all the resources necessary in order to act in a moment’s notice in order to protect its members.

Please make a corporate contribution today to the 2021 Legal Action Fund! 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

Jake Jacoby
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:                    $1,000
$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.