Truck lessors have concerns about Ontario speed limiter legislation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) is asking the Ontario government to modify its proposed speed limiter law to include only new trucks that are not yet in commercial service.

The organization, which represents truck lessors, says “equipment mandates for vehicles already in commercial service pursuant to rental and lease agreements are problematic for truck lessors.”

The group says Bill 41, if passed as written, would be “detrimental to truck renting and leasing companies.”

However, the organization adds it “recognizes the fuel savings and other economic and environmental benefits that come with limiting truck speeds.”

The association wrote to Transport Minister Jim Bradley expressing its concerns and asking that the law be applied only to new trucks based in Ontario. For more information about TRALA’s concerns, contact Tom James at 703-299-9120.

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