Last week NLBMDA submitted comments in support of a petition filed by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association for an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate for short-term truck rentals. NLBMDA supports this petition because of the undue burden the ELD Mandate would impose on dealers and others who will occasionally need to use short-term rentals to meet higher than expected demand or replace vehicles temporarily out of service.
The majority of NLBMDA members are small, family-owned lumber and building material (LBM) operations, serving the same communities for several generations. NLBMDA itself recently celebrated its 100th year as a trade association for the LBM sector. Many of our members will use short-term rentals of 30 days or less to meet high demand periods or instances where a vehicle in their fleet has been taken out of operation for repairs and service. The short-term rental option represents a very cost effective way to avoid the significant capital costs of having fleet assets that are only marginally productive.
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