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TRAA ELD Exemption Petition - Comment Period is Open!

On December 13, 2017, the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.® (TRAA) submitted a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for an exemption from electronic logging device (ELD) requirements for the towing industry.

Together the TRAA Cabinet and the TRAA Legislative Advocacy Network® (TRAA LAN™) have worked diligently on behalf of the towing industry to present a compelling argument for a much-needed exemption. The petition was posted to the Federal Register on January 10, 2019 ( ).

We need the towing industry to submit positive, factual, and informational comments in favor of our request. It is vital that the comments are well thought out and supportive of our argument.

Therefore, we are asking each State Towing Association to reach out to their members and ask them to comment in support of this petition. In addition, if your association has a relationship with any other organization that might be in support of our exemption request, please ask them to submit positive comments as well. The comment period ends on February 9, 2018.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the TRAA Office at or TRAA Legislative and TRAA LAN™ Chair, Joanne Blyton at .

TRAA Files for Exemption from Electronic Logging Devices

Brian J Riker
Fleet Compliance Solutions, LLC

January 10, 2018. The Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc. (TRAA) has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for a renewable, five year exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. Today, the FMCSA has published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register seeking input from industry stakeholders and the general public. The public comment period is open for thirty days beginning today. Comments can be filed at, reference Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0372, or by writing the FMCSA at; 
Docket Management Facility 
U.S. Department of Transportation 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001
Be sure to reference Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0372.

It is imperative that towers file comments on this request so that our industry is not burdened with this costly regulation.

Want to file your comments?. This will take you directly to the correct docket to file comments on

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