March/April 2016

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The Graves Amendment: Challenges, Interpretations, and Answers

by Leslie J. Pujo and Wesley D. Hurst

More than 10 years after its enactment, we have answers regarding the interpretation of the Graves Amendment and a blueprint to use it to limit liability.

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Safe Rental Car Act: What Now?

By Chris Brown

As the recall bill becomes law, car rental operators are tasked with interpreting it, solving compliance issues, and managing recall identification and repair processes.

Seize the Subrogation Opportunity in the Graves Amendment

By David Purinton

Under the Graves Amendment, car rental operators have the right to subrogate on liability payments caused by your renters. Are you exercising this right to lower your loss runs?

Mitigating Liability in Rental Operations

By Teresa Quale

Rental operators should be aware of risks on premises and when employees are driving on the company's behalf. One simple tip could protect loss ratios and limit your risk.


Car Rental Q&A: How Do I Refuse to Rent a Car to Someone and Not Get Sued?

By Zurich Insurance

A car rental operator wants to know if he doesn't feel comfortable renting a car to a customer, what can he do to not get sued by the customer?

The Challenge to Comply

By Michael DeLorenzo

Before the enactment of the Safe Rental Car Act, our industry needs guidance on the ambiguous areas of the law, and NHTSA needs to enact common sense fixes to allow our industry to fully comply and protect the public.

Autonomous Vehicles: Understanding Liability for Car Rental

By Mark Mackey

To date, the car rental industry has been mostly left out of the picture regarding autonomous vehicles and liability. It's time to consider these issues well before autonomous vehicles are deployed.

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Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

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