November/December 2016

Cover Story

Private Interests

by Chris Brown

The police raid of a car rental company in Detroit leads to questions on how insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions are funded — and the motivations driving the players on all sides.


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Features

ACRA Takes the Capitol

By Chris Brown

The American Car Rental Association convened its third annual "Day on the Hill" to discuss with legislators the issues directly affecting car rental operators today.

Departments

ACRA Makes Strides to Broaden Government Relations Footprint

By American Car Rental Association

The American Car Rental Association highlights several examples of how it has served its members in 2016 through governmental relations federally as well as being active in state policy matters.

Operators Discuss Disaster Prep

By Amy Winter-Hercher

With Hurricane Matthew recently hitting the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, we asked rental operators what procedures they have in place to help protect their staff members, facility, and vehicles when a hurricane is headed their way.

Discount: Our Plan to Grow Self-Service Rentals

By Chris Brown

Steven Lazaroff of Discount Car and Truck Rentals shares the company's strategy for implementation of its new hourly truck and van rental service.

Indie Players Launch Networks

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Two independent car rental companies are looking to expand their footprints: Best Way Auto & Truck Rental has launched an affiliate network while Airport Van Rental is offering franchises.

Car Rental Q&A: How Do I Develop Relationships With Local, State, And Federal Lawmakers?

By Gordon Reel and Greg Scott

A car rental operator asks for tips on how to get involved with government agencies and how to develop relationships with local, state, and federal lawmakers.

Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

By Chris Brown

Members of ACRA met with legislators in Washington, D.C. in September. Here's why bringing the message to this forum matters.

 
 

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