THE PROBLEM - WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR:
The trucking industry wants to get ahead of MRS interpretations that may not be keeping up with the practical utilization of equipment. We aren’t looking for anything more than what we think we already have – this is a matter of clarification to take the uncertainties out of MRS interpretations.
- Discounting the time trailers sit loaded or waiting to be loaded in interstate commerce as well as the time spent maintaining the equipment used in interstate commerce;
- Clearly define the federally-recognized standard of interstate commerce, namely the furtherance of an interstate movement;
- Trailer usage - trailer interchange agreements and possibly trailers in pools used by others are considered leases and not eligible for the exemption.