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.
By Sharky Laguana, March 2014 in Legislative
We need to self-regulate the damage claims process before legislators do it for us.
March 5, 2014 in Legislative
Commissioned by Mears Transportation Group, a new Florida poll shows that residents want car-sharing Uber to be regulated at the local level like traditional taxi companies. The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) supports stricter regulation of car-sharing companies.
March 4, 2014 in Legislative
In anticipation of car2go’s plans to expand to Honolulu, the Hawaii Legislature is considering how much to tax the car-sharing company.
February 26, 2014 in Legislative
The Canton Council in Canton, Ga., has voted against Mayor Gene Hobgood’s proposed 3% excise tax on rental cars for the second time. Hobgood says the tax would help raise money for city-sponsored agencies.
February 14, 2014 in Legislative
Bill seeks to restrict damage recovery won in Koenig v. PurCo case.
January 8, 2014 in Legislative
With this decision, the final award of $19.2 million stands.
January 7, 2014 in Legislative, Rental Operations
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has declared that Catalyst Group Inc. is the prevailing purchaser in the auction of Franchise Services of North America’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz LLC (which does business as Advantage Rent A Car).
January 6, 2014 in Legislative
Judge orders renter to pay $247,890 in attorney’s fees as well as litigation costs.
January 2, 2014 in Legislative
SeaTac Proposition 1, which raises minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees in the hospitality and transportation industries, has been ruled as not applicable to workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to a King County Superior Court judge.
December 11, 2013 in Legislative
After issuing a hand recount of the ballots cast on SeaTac Proposition 1, the living wage initiative still passed with a narrow victory.
Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars
Next year’s mechanics hinge on plentiful new car supply and a softening used car market.
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.
Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?
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