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Recall Repairs Are Not Afterthoughts

February 27, 2017

It's easy for small commercial fleet operators to neglect recall repairs. If "fleet" isn't your first business priority, recalls must be.

Tags: Driver Safety, Recalls, NHTSA

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, February 27, 2017 2:56 PM | » Comments(2)

Uber Vehicles and Open Recalls

New transportation modes may have built a better mousetrap, but they shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to safety.

November 4, 2015

New transportation modes may have built a better mousetrap, but they shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to safety.

Tags: Regulations, ACRA, Recalls, Lyft, Uber, AutoAp, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:03 PM | » Comments(1)

Should Auto Recalls Be Delineated by Severity?

Analyzing recall data gets us closer to an answer.

September 14, 2015

Analyzing recall data gets us closer to an answer.

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Safety

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, September 14, 2015 8:40 AM | » Comments(3)

5 Predictions for Car Rental in 2015

December 8, 2014

Next year’s mechanics hinge on plentiful new car supply and a softening used car market.

Tags: Vans, Rental Rates, Recalls, Used Vehicle Values

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 2:09 PM | » Comments(1)

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

Ricky Beggs presents at the Auto Rental Summit's Fleet Jam Session, which also included a panel discussion on fleet funding, sales and remarketing. Photo by Amy Winter

November 12, 2014

The 2014 Auto Rental Summit was a great place to assess the state of the car rental market, both the good and the bad.

Tags: Residual Values, J.D. Power, Recalls, Auto Rental Summit, Rental Car Industry

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:02 PM | » Comments(0)

A Call for Recall Preparedness

In light of the massive recent automotive recalls, car rental companies should prepare for the Big One by acting out a “recall fire drill.”

April 23, 2014

In light of the massive recent automotive recalls, car rental companies should prepare for the Big One by acting out a “recall fire drill.”

Tags: Toyota, Recalls, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Recall Legislation: Some Thoughts from and for the 7%

It is necessary for the smaller independent car rental companies to understand the changes blowing in the wind, while letting their voice be heard.

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, ACRA, Recalls, U.S. Congress

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How the GAO Auto Recall Report Could Affect Auto Rental

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)

Should Car Sharing Get a Pass on Excise Taxes?

April 20, 2011

Car sharing and car rental are both part of the solution to the public’s transportation needs. The two communities are better off fighting excise taxes—as well as vicarious liability protection and recalls—together.

Tags: vicarious liability, Zipcar, Hertz, rental taxes, Recalls, Excise Taxes

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:22 AM | » Comments(1)

ACRA Panel: A Rational, Safe Way to Handle Recalls

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, HR 4175, Steering

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, March 14, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Toyota Recall: What We Know as of Thursday

January 27, 2010

A separate recall was issued on Wednesday in regards to the potential risk for floor mat entrapment of accelerator pedals. Commercial and rental fleets as well as leasing companies are handling this problem in different ways at the moment. The prevailing wisdom is "inform, inform, inform."

Tags: Toyota, Recalls

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:40 AM | » Comments(0)

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