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FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Here We Go Again: Graves Amendment Under Attack

A proposed amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 would overturn existing law preventing vicarious liability of renting and leasing companies. Industry associations claimed a small victory this week—but it may not be over.

VA Supreme Court Nullifies New Regional Taxes

ALEXANDRIA, VA – A series of new regional taxes enacted last year on motor vehicle rentals, repairs, inspections, and registrations were struck down by the Virginia Supreme Court on Feb. 29.

TRALA Pushes Tax Checks in New Mexico

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) is asking the New Mexico Motor Transportation Division (MTD) to switch to license plate recognition technology for purposes of checking vehicles’ compliance with the state’s weight-distance tax.

NY Appeals Court Upholds Vicarious Liability Repeal

NEW YORK – In a major victory for the vehicle renting and leasing industry, a New York appellate court has upheld the Graves Amendment as constitutional and valid. Today’s decision re-affirms the federal law prohibiting states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles.