Legal Action Fund
TRALA 2018 Legal Action Fund Campaign
The 2018 Legal Action Fund (LAF) campaign is off to a strong start, thanks to generous contributions from the TRALA members listed below. However, TRALA is asking members who have not yet contributed to this year's fund to consider doing so 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 statehouses, and in courts of law. There are a few critical issues that TRALA has undertaken this year or are even taking place right now that your contribution will go toward that can really make a difference.
The multiple petitions TRALA filed on behalf of its membership with regard to the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate were costly but effective. Short-term rental companies not only earned a five-year exemption from the ELD Mandate, but they also received a 90-day waiver, allowing short-term rentals to operate without an ELD until April of this year.
In addition, TRALA recently ended an agreement with Ken Kies one of the country’s preeminent tax consultants, who TRALA hired to ensure that our membership was protected during federal tax reform deliberations in Congress. Specifically, TRALA and Ken were able to secure interest deductibility and upfront expensing for TRALA members for the next 4-5 years.
The LAF is also essential in funding key court cases that TRALA is involved with each year. In 2018, TRALA submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in Ortega v. J.B. Hunt, which would preempt California and other states’ ability to circumvent federal hours-of-service rules already in place. In addition, TRALA filed an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Velox Express v. Jennie Edge. This case involves the misclassification of independent contractors, which the Obama Administration used to make it easier for contractors or drivers to unionize.
TRALA's record of achievement is in large part due to the support of 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 2018 Legal Action Fund today.
TRALA wishes to thank the following generous 2018 Legal Action Fund contributors:
PLATINUM ($10,001 & Above)
GOLD ($1,000 - $10,000)
Hill Idealease LLC
Hogan Truck Leasing
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.
Miller Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
Rush Truck Leasing, Inc.
Ryder System, Inc.
Stahl Peterbilt PacLease
Star Truck Rentals, Inc
Supreme, a Wabash National Company
TCI Leasing & Rentals, a NationaLease Member
The Home Depot
Vacuum Truck Rentals, LLC
SILVER ($501 - $999)
Airoldi Brothers Inc.
All Services Leasing, Inc.
DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc.
Hub Truck NationaLease
Idealease of Flint
McCandless Int'l Trucks of Colorado
PacLease Edmonton Kenworth
Palmer Leasing Group
Public Service Truck Renting, Inc.
Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing
BRONZE ($1 - $500)
401 Trucksource Inc.
C.T.S. Lease & Rental PacLease
Del-Val Leasing Company
Dodge City Idealease
Golden State Peterbilt PacLease
Idealease of Atlanta
Idealease of Baltimore
Kenworth Sales Company PacLease
Lesher Leasing, Inc.
McCandless Rental and Leasing
McCoy NationaLease, Inc.
Motor Truck PacLease
Nuss Truck Group/MN Truck Leasing
Pliler International Idealease
Potomac Truck Leasing LLC
RWC International Idealease
Salem Idealease, Inc.
Southland Idealease of Alabama
Summit Truck Group
Transervice Logistics Inc.
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
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.