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Another Ridiculous “Used Fleet Vehicle” Scandal

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

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January 9, 2018

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

Tags: Regulations, CPO

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:09 PM | » Comments(0)

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)

Big Government versus the Small Operator

The new rules drafted by the California Air Resources Board are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck driver is tough to swallow.

January 29, 2015

The new rules drafted by the California Air Resources Board are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck driver is tough to swallow.

Tags: CARB, Regulations, Medium-Duty Trucks, California, Diesel Particulate Filter

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:01 AM | » Comments(2)

Is It Time for a Renter’s Damage Bill of Rights?

Some say the renter is already privileged to drive the rental vehicle. But self-regulation could offer a buffer against legislative overreaction.

February 5, 2013

Some say the renter is already privileged to drive the rental vehicle. But self-regulation could offer a buffer against legislative overreaction.

Tags: Legislation, Regulations, damage claims

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

PurCo Win: What Now?

The Colorado State Supreme Court ruling in PurCo v. Koenig was a major victory for the car rental industry regarding the ability to collect loss-of-use damages. But the fight is far from over.

September 14, 2012

The Colorado State Supreme Court ruling in PurCo v. Koenig was a major victory for the car rental industry regarding the ability to collect loss-of-use damages. But the fight is far from over.

Tags: Insurance Claims, Regulations, Utilization, Lawsuits, Loss of Use, PurCo Fleet Services Inc.

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, September 14, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How Far Will Cell Phone Bans Go?

The federal government means business with its new law banning cell phone use while driving commercial vehicles. Can the laws go even further, and how should fleets react?

January 26, 2012

The federal government means business with its new law banning cell phone use while driving commercial vehicles. Can the laws go even further, and how should fleets react?

Tags: Regulations, Cell Phone Use, ZoomSafer, Distracted Driving, Commercial Driver's License, U.S. DOT

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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