September 4, 2013
Industry stalwarts Jim Shapiro and Ken Elder share musings from an earlier time in car rental. It becomes clear that much of their wisdom is applicable today.
Tags: ACRA, Thrifty, Payless Car Rental, ACTIF
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 15, 2013
Gil Cygler reflects on the long journey to amend the 1989 New York state law prohibiting car rental companies to sell damage waivers and how it illustrates the power of grass-roots organization.
Tags: New York, ACRA, collision and loss damage waivers, rental car agencies, legislature
Author: Gil Cygler | Posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 18, 2013
As I settle back at my desk, here are a few thoughts on corporate culture, ACRA, the global community, franchising, independents and a “sane” car rental market.
Tags: Penske, franchises, ACRA, Car Rental Show, Russell Bruno Award
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
February 25, 2013
One car rental sage reaches into his past for words of wisdom and connects it to the present and future.
Tags: ACRA, Anniversary, American Car Rental Association, Michael LaPlaca
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, February 25, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
December 19, 2012
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
Tags: vicarious liability, ACRA, collision damage waiver, American Car Rental Association, CDW
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
October 3, 2012
It is necessary for the smaller independent car rental companies to understand the changes blowing in the wind, while letting their voice be heard.
Tags: legislation, Congress, ACRA, Recalls
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
January 18, 2012
Arizona is one of a super minority of states in which auto rental companies are required by statute to pay for the negligent acts of their renters. Look for new legislation in the coming weeks that proposes to change that.
Tags: Florida, Michigan, ACRA, Arizona, Delaware, Liability, primary insurance
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
June 15, 2011
The report released on June 15 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows just how complicated the recall process is and how difficult it is for vehicle owners to comply. This could help the fight for sensible recall legislation.
Tags: ACRA, Recalls, Government Accountability Office, NHTSA
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:59 PM | » Comments(-2)
March 14, 2011
During its panel at the Car Rental Show, the American Car Rental Association board worked through recall legislation, threats to vicarious liability reform and what’s next with no-show fees (let’s start calling them guaranteed reservations).
Tags: vicarious liability, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, ACRA, Recalls, Car Rental Show, Bob Barton, Sharon Faulkner, Frank Colonna, Gil Cygler, Graves Amendment, no-show fees, guaranteed reservations, anti-steering, HR 4175
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, March 14, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
March 10, 2011
There was a renewed energy at this year’s show that I hadn’t felt in years. ACRA grows new teeth as stakeholders take pulse of the industry, gain consensus and set direction.
Tags: legislation, ACRA
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:13 PM | » Comments(0)
June 8, 2010
The president of ACRA responds to a travel writer's column that takes issue with "whacky" car rental rules.
Tags: no-show fee, ACRA
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, June 8, 2010 9:32 AM | » Comments(10)
May 21, 2010
A proposed amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 would overturn existing law preventing vicarious liability of renting and leasing companies. Industry associations claimed a small victory this week—but it may not be over.
Tags: vicarious liability, TRALA, motorcoaches, ACRA, Graves Amendment
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, May 21, 2010 12:00 AM | » Comments(5)
May 12, 2010
The ACRA panel at the Car Rental Show dug into the issue with the most depth and insight yet in a public forum. With the changing rental car landscape, is there a new willingness to get this done?
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 12, 2010 9:57 AM | » Comments(0)
April 23, 2010
From Wall Street to Main Street, the renewal of the industry was on display in the conference halls and expo floor. Expect action from ACRA on key issues.
Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, April 23, 2010 9:23 AM | » Comments(0)
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