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Equipment Dealers Association and its Regional Affiliate Members Praise the House of Representatives for Bi-Partisan Approval of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 20, 2019) – The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and its regional affiliate members praise the House of Representatives for passing the USMCA. The legislation ratifying the agreement passed on December 19, 2019, by a sweeping margin with 385 in favor and only 41 opposed. The Equipment Dealers Association has been vigorously representing the equipment industry on Capitol Hill. Last month, EDA’s Vice President of Government Relations, Natalie Higgins, and Iowa Nebraska’s Director of Government Affairs canvassed the Hill, attending nearly 20 legislative meetings on a host of vitally important issues including USMCA. “Bi-partisan support has existed… Read More »

DIY Equipment Repairs

[Author: Andy Goodman, I-NEDA President/CEO, 2016 | Keywords: Legislation, Right to Repair] Legislative bill 1072, known as the “Fair Repair Act,” was introduced to the Nebraska Legislature by State Senator Ken Haar on January 20, 2016, and heard by the Judiciary Committee on February 25, 2016. The bill reads as follows: “Each original equipment manufacturer of equipment sold or used in this state shall make available for purchase by owners and independent repair providers all diagnostic repair tools incorporating the same diagnostic, repair, and remote communications capabilities that such original equipment manufacturer makes available to its own repair or engineering staff or… Read More »

Iowa and Nebraska Laws Regarding Diesel Fuel Trailers

[Author: Will Rogers, Director of Governmental Affairs, 2012; R-2013 | Keywords: Legislation, Trailers] If you are a retailer of Diesel Fuel Trailers in Iowa or Nebraska, you and your customers need to know that there are federal and state laws that are applicable to the transportation of diesel fuel and other Class 3 materials that may require a Commercial Driver’s License, Hazmat Endorsement, and Placarding. In general, diesel fuel hauled as a part of farming operations, is considered an exempt activity, and does not need to meet the federal requirements. Below is specific information for you and your customers to better understand… Read More »