May/June 2004


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Features

Courting Customers in Your Own Backyard

By Cathy Stephens

Though dominated by Enterprise, the local rental market still presents opportunity for smaller operators that develop a niche and cultivate business relationships, says Neil Abrams of Abrams Consulting Group.

Federal Tort Reform Efforts Focus on Transportation Bill

By Cathy Stephen

The battle to repeal or limit vicarious liability is still being waged in New York and Connecticut at the state level, but federal reform efforts may hold the most promise.

Not All Damage Waivers Are Created Equal

By Lynda Fleming

Unlike protection offered by credit card companies, damage waivers sold at the rental counter are always primary. Unfortunately, most consumers are unaware of the difference.

 
 

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The Problem with Valuing Safety Technology

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

ELD Mandate: Is Your Head Still in the Sand?

If you think you have 11 weeks to implement an Electronic Logging Device system to meet the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, you really don’t — for a few reasons.

Who Controls Your Vehicles’ Data?

In the name of security, an automaker’s alliance is advocating denial of third-party access to the OBD-II port. Is this going too far?

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