TRALA Opposes Fee for Rhode Island Rental Trailers

The Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) is strongly opposed to proposed legislation in Rhode Island that would require a $40 annual registration fee for every trailer used in the transportation of persons or of household goods in the state.

Rhode Island Senate bill 2740, sponsored by Sen. Roger Picard, would apply to trailers rented to consumers and small businesses in the state.

The proposed fee is approximately 700 percent higher than similar state registration fees for commercially used trailers, according to TRALA.

In a letter to Sen. Picard, TRALA explained that the new $40 registration fee would negatively impact Rhode Island residents and small businesses at a time when many are in transition due to economic reasons and need rental trailers to move property. To see a copy of a letter from TRALA to Senator Picard, please click here.

For more information, contact TRALA’s Joe Sculley at or (703) 299-9120.

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