Rental Legislation & Regulation
The Legislative Channel covers legislation and regulation concerning the car and truck rental industry, car rental excise taxes, legal issues and American Car Rental Association initiatives.
February 19, 2015 in Legislative, Rental Operations
Carsharing customers in Florida are now paying a $1 per-use tax versus the previous $2 surcharge. According to Enterprise Holdings, it supports this tax cut because it helps draw attention to unfair excise taxes.
December 30, 2014 in Legislative
The U.S. government lost $9.26 billion in its financial rescue of the auto industry, and closed out its last investment earlier this month six years after initiating the plan.
September 10, 2014 in Legislative
Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), and several ACRA board members traveled to Washington, D.C., today to update legislators on the rental car industry and continue the fight against rental car excise taxes.
September 3, 2014 in Legislative
Uber, a mobile-application-based company that connects customers with vehicle drivers, has been temporarily banned by a regional court in Germany.
By Wesley D. Hurst and Leslie Pujo, August 2014 in Legislative
Rental car companies should consider lessons learned from past class-action lawsuits and how they apply to changing technology.
July 23, 2014 in Legislative
A New Jersey Federal Court has given final approval of a proposed class-action settlement filed by plaintiffs Susan Doherty and Dwight Simonsen in 2009 (Doherty and Simonsen v Hertz Corp., et al.) .
By Richard D. Alaniz, July 2014 in Legislative
When dealing with employee litigation, employers can turn to another legal process: arbitration agreements. A pending court case illustrates the issues.
June 25, 2014 in Legislative
Reps. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) offered the HR 2543 bill — known as the End Discriminatory State Taxes on Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR) — as an amendment during a House Judiciary Committee on June 18.
June 24, 2014 in Legislative
Likely to result in potential lawsuits over coverage, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) is opposed to a N.Y. bill that would regulate insurance coverage involved with car-sharing programs.
June 20, 2014 in Legislative
A judge of Arizona’s Maricopa County Superior Court has ruled that a car rental tax can’t help pay off the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Taxes imposed on the use of vehicles are restricted to funding road construction, maintenance and related purposes.
Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars
The death of a renter in a vehicle under open recall underscores the need for federal recall legislation.
We conducted three tests using an in-vehicle data logger with surprising results — and some questions on whether one car’s computer is telling the truth on fuel economy.
A market controlled by brokered transactions will continue to suffer price pressures and customer service issues.
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