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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.

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Uber Vehicles and Open Recalls

New transportation modes may have built a better mousetrap, but they shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to safety.

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Enterprise's Stubblefield Headlines 2014 Car Rental Show

The Car Rental Show returns to Las Vegas for its 14th incarnation.

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Auto Rental Summit Early Bird Rate Ends Monday

ACRA members receive additional savings.

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One California Export No One Should Buy

Modeled after similar efforts in California, a "living wage" proposition could endanger jobs and hurt the economy of SeaTac, Wash.

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Of Friden Calculators and Library Cards

Industry stalwarts Jim Shapiro and Ken Elder share musings from an earlier time in car rental. It becomes clear that much of their wisdom is applicable today.

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Rental Car Recall Bill Passed by Senate Commerce Committee

The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act (S. 921), which was reintroduced in the Senate in May, was passed by the Senate Commerce Committee yesterday.

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Guest Editorial: They Said It Would Never Pass

Gil Cygler reflects on the long journey to amend the 1989 New York state law prohibiting car rental companies to sell damage waivers and how it illustrates the power of grass-roots organization.

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Help Strengthen The ACRA Network

ACRA is looking for State Directors. Are you up to the task?

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Stop Waiting And Jump!

Jerry Seinfeld would have benefitted from a guaranteed reservation in 1991. We all would today.

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ACRA Drafts Revisions to North Carolina Bill on Impounds

ACRA convinced the North Carolina legislature to revise the definition of a bill that would have made it harder for a rental company to recover a vehicle impounded because of a crime.

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New York CDW Sunset Clause Extended

The New York State Senate voted to allow car rental companies in the state the right to sell collision damage waiver product for another five years.

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American Car Rental Association Names New Board Member

McKenzie Spalding, director of operations for Choice Auto Rental in Minneapolis/St. Paul, is appointed to the ACRA board of directors.

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Collision Damage Waiver Bill Passes Both Houses in Illinois

The IL CDW bill would increase the daily fee that Illinois rental companies can charge for CDW.

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ACRA Testifies in U.S. Senate on Recall Bill

Representatives from the rental car industry, auto dealers and auto manufacturers spoke at the Senate hearing yesterday.

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Attendee Insights from the Car Rental Show

Our roving reporter caught up with Car Rental Attendees for answers to our burning questions.

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Industry Converges on Las Vegas for the 2013 Car Rental Show

Signs of a healthy and dynamic industry, an expanded agenda, a strong international presence and new OEM memberships in ACRA highlight this year's show.

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ACRA Highlights Accomplishments, Challenges at Car Rental Show

The association is actively involved in national legislation on excise taxes, a federal resolution to the recall issue, defense of the Graves Amendment and monitoring of state and local bills.

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Rental Car Recall Bill is Reintroduced in the Senate

The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013 was filed last week to prohibit rental car companies from renting recalled cars.

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7 Takeaways from the 2013 Car Rental Show

As I settle back at my desk, here are a few thoughts on corporate culture, ACRA, the global community, franchising, independents and a “sane” car rental market.

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