TRAA Taking Action - Answering Industry Needs

The Towing & Recovery Association of America (TRAA) is charged with overseeing the general welfare of the towing industry. As its national representative,TRAA responds and comments on legislation that effects the industry majority.

The Towing & Recovery Association of America (TRAA) is charged with overseeing the general welfare of the towing industry. As its national representative it is TRAA's duty to respond and comment on legislation that effects the industry majority.

TRAA has written a letter of support for the State and Local Predatory Towing Enforcement Act H.R.4131 proposed by Congressman Moran of VA. TRAA extended their support of H.R.4131 with the caveat that nonconsensual towing rates established by any state or local government be compensatory and reasonable. Shortly thereafter TRAA had the opportunity to comment in support of the proposed Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse FMCSA-2011-0031. TRAA believes that the creation of a national clearing house will greatly assist in identifying those drivers who should not be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles and in identifying employers who are not complying with drug and alcohol testing requirements.

"The TRAA Board and the Legislative Committee have quickly responded to several legislative agendas in the past month. We are pleased to announce that TRAA has engaged Michael McGovern a well-known and respected industry attorney to represent our legal interests." states Cynthia Martineau, TRAA Executive Director.

TRAA is responding to the needs of its members by providing new topics and innovative training at the Annual Legislative & Leadership Conference this past March in Arlington VA. TRAA's efforts to lobby legislation that best serves the industry's needs was just one topic of discussion at the recent conference. TRAA will continue to address today's issues to help the industry move forward for positive progress.

"This year we were pleased to be able to offer the TIM Train the Trainer Course to over 20 industry leaders. As of today I know of several that are already sharing their knowledge and participating in TIM training events. Additionally the conference topics varied in subject matter ranging from an intense discussion on Auto Return to a motivational session inspiring the group." states Cynthia Martineau, TRAA Executive Director.

TRAA has been the "The Voice of America's Towing Industry" for over 35 years. Our mission is to serve the needs of the towing and recovery industry through legislation, education and communication. Working diligently with state associations and members we strive for professionalism and a fair and profitable industry. Our National Driver Certification Program (NDCP) developed through a grant from the Federal Department of Transportation is recognized as the national standards for tow truck operators. TRAA is proud to have contributed to the safety of our industry through the certification of over 15,000 tow operators across the country.

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