Senate is considering a bill that changes registration rules
for trucks in the state.
law now requires an owner-operator leased to a carrier for
30 days or more to register his vehicle in the carrier’s
which was originally proposed by the Kansas Motor Carriers
Association, would change the language of that law to allow
trucks to be registered by “the lessee or the lessor.”
officials had traveled to the state capitol in Topeka, KS,
to ask for changes in the law. The bill’s new language would
allow carriers and owner-operators to negotiate to determine
where and under whom a truck would be registered, according
to Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator
Independent Drivers Association.
should be no carrier involvement,” Spencer said. “Any agreement
should be between the owner-operator and the carrier, not
a matter to be legislated.”
as it stands now is an exception to the rules of the International
Registration Plan, or IRP, concerning vehicle registration,
and the IRP governing board is currently examining its wording.
Some sources have indicated sanctions are expected if the
current law isn’t changed.
the Kansas Motor Carriers Association asked the state for
a bill that would allow the registration to be determined
by the motor carrier’s preference, sparking opposition by