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TRALA Fights Rhode Island Trailer Fee

April 21, 2010

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The Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) has voiced its opposition for a Rhode Island legislation that would require trailer users to pay a $40 registration fee every year for the transportation of persons or households goods in the state.


Rhode Island Senate bill 2740, sponsored by Sen. Roger Picard (D-R.I.), would apply to trailers rented to consumers and small businesses in the state of Rhode Island.

According to TRALA, the new fee is about 700 percent higher than similar Rhode Island registration fees for commercially used trailers. In a letter to Sen. Picard, TRALA explained that the new fee would negatively impact Rhode Island residents and small businesses that need rental trailers to move property.

To see a copy of the bill, click here.

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