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.
March 12, 2014 in Legislative
As the result of more than 150 consumer complaints and an undercover investigation by the state, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Dennis N. Saban and his rental car companies.
By Kelsey Nolan, March 2014 in Legislative
After Proposition 1 marginally passed, a judge ruled the measure only applies to transportation and hospitality workers in the city of SeaTac, Wash., not at the airport. RACs are included in the exemption.
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.
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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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