“Committed to building the best business environment for North American equipment dealers.”

Download a copy of the DISCLOSE Act Letter to Senate.

Download a copy of President Obama's deficit reduction plan (80 pages)

The U.S. Department of Labor has a valuable resource - an interactive Web site developed to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under numerous federal employmnet laws. The elaws Web site can be found at www.dol.gov/elaws.

Both employees and employers can benefit from the elaws Advisors. These Advisors mimic the interaction an individual might have with a DOL representative by asking questions, providing information, and directing the user to the appropriate resolution.

Download a copy of the EPA Petition Denial on Green House Gases.

Download a copy of the Farm Dust Letter to the EPA.

Download a copy of the Wood to Energy Roadmap.

Download a copy of the EPA/CWA Guidance Letter.

Download a copy of the EPA Construction Fleet Inventory Guide. (NOTE: 118 pg PDF)

Download a copy of the March 2013 Estate Tax Law.

FACTA Red Flags Rule enforced

On Jan. 1, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began enforcing its Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) Red Flags Rule regarding the detection, prevention and mitigation of identity theft of customer, employee and business partner account and transaction information.

An association-prepared summary of the rule guidelines to prevent identity theft, including a sample plan, has been developed for U.S. equipment dealers.

Download a copy of the FACTA summary.

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Download a copy of the GPS letter to the FCC.

Download a copy of the GPS Dear Colleague letter.

Download a copy of the GPS Report.

Download a copy of the Final rebuttal to LightSquared GPS solution.

Download a copy of the GPS letter to the FCC concerning LightSquared.

NAEDA has submitted a comment letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) supporting its proposed regulations that would change the terms and conditions of the agricultural hours of service exemption for the transportation of anhydrous ammonia. As part of that letter, NAEDA also asked the administration to look at expanding the exceptions to additional agricultural inputs.

Download a copy of NAEDA's comment letter to FMCSA.

President Obama has a plan to renew America's roads, railways, and runways.

Download a copy of the Roads, Railways and Runways Improvements fact sheet.

Download a copy of the July 2012 NAEDA Legislative Report.

Download a copy of the Postal Regulatory Commission letter.

NAEDA and its affiliated associations developed this interactive map of sales tax information to provide dealers with a single-source summary of exemptions by province and state.

Download a copy of the Sales Tax Exemptions map.

For information, contact NAEDA.

The LIFO Coalition has submitted a comment to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding a possible method of incorporation of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") into the current financial reporting system for U.S. issuers.

Download a copy of The LIFO Coalition comment.

NAEDA explains the changes the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act) and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Tax Relief Act) will bring about regarding depreciation and deduction of business property, which may affect equipment dealers and their customers.

Download a copy of NAEDA's Special Report on the Jobs Act and the Tax Relief Act.

NAEDA and other top equipment industry trade associations have sent an open letter to Congressional leaders urging Congress to prevent the 2001 and 2002 tax cuts from expiring, permanently resolve the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax, repeal the government contractor withholding tax, and renew five-year depreciation for ag equipment.

Download a copy of the Equipment Industry Tax Letter.

The Council On State Taxation (COST) has released its annual study of state and local business taxes. It shows all state and local business taxes paid in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Download a copy of the 2011 Business Tax Burden Study.

Download a copy of Tier 4 FAQs.

Download a copy of the July 2010 U.S. Korean Free Trade Agreement Letter.

Download a copy of the January 2011 KORUD FTA Letter.

Download a copy of the Panama Trade Agreement Outline.

Download a copy of the July 29 2011 Free Trade Agreement letter.

Download a copy of the NAEDA letter regarding FMCSA concerns.

Download a copy of the USDOT seeks definitions of agricultural movements document.

USDA Transportation Report - April 2010

Study of Rural Transportation IssuesThe Study of Rural Transportation Issues is a report in response to Section 6206 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246), which directs the Secretaries of Agriculture and Transportation jointly to conduct a study of rural transportation issues. The report reviews transportation and its effect on rural communities, with an emphasis on agricultural transportation. It looks in depth into each of the four major modes of transportation commonly used by agriculture in the United States: trucking, railroads, barges, and ocean vessels, examining each in the light of its ability to meet rural America’s transportation needs now and in the future. It identifies some broad issues that merit attention from policy makers.

To access the contents of the report, click here.

Download a copy of the Letter to Rep. Issa on Regulations.

What is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)?

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is a law enacted in all 50 states to regulate commercial transactions. Article 9 of the UCC allows for a public notice (UCC-1) to be filed in a designated state filing office by dealers (or lenders) to perfect their security interests in equipment that is bought and/or financed. The UCC-1 filing is valid for five years and can be continued to extend the financing statement for additional terms of five years. Filing is usually with the office of the Secretary of State in the state of residence, incorporation or business formation.

Why you need to know about the UCC law

As a buyer and/or a seller of equipment, you need to protect yourself and your business from potential losses because of outstanding equipment liens.

NAEDA resources for conducting a UCC lien search

NAEDA has developed the Universal Commercial Code (UCC) Lien Search program to help dealers search for and discover problem liens before costly equipment transactions are made.

For more information about the NAEDA UCC Lien Search program, contact NAEDA.

  • UCC brochure: “The Universal Commercial Code (UCC) – What it means to your business”
  • UCC resources by state: An interactive U.S. map linking to state business entity searches, UCC search and UCC forms
  • UCC release form:  NOTE: The Disclaimer of Security Interest form is designed to address the blanket security interest issues many dealers face when they take in on trade any piece of used equipment. When signed by a lender, i.e., a bank, this form releases the security interest of the bank in the specifically described equipment that is being traded in for new equipment.
  • Click here for a statement from NAEDA legal counsel regarding UCC lien searches.