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2017 International Car Rental Show: Preparing for the Future

The keynote presentations for this year's ICRS will address the fundamental shifts in transportation, while the seminars, roundtables, and exhibits will demonstrate ways operators can improve their businesses today.

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ACRA: Let's Partner in Forming Mobility Policy

As technology continues to advance, ACRA commits to being the voice of the car rental industry in shaping mobility policy, including autonomous vehicles.

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Prominent Political Consultant to Deliver ACRA Session Speech

Providing insight on government affairs, Bill Marion of Purdue Marion & Associates will deliver the American Car Rental Association’s general session speech at the 2017 International Car Rental Show.

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ACRA Takes the Capitol

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.

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ACRA Makes Strides to Broaden Government Relations Footprint

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.

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

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.

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Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

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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ACRA, Goodyear Partnership Provides Discount Rates to Members

No matter the rental fleet size, every American Car Rental Association member in the U.S. can now purchase Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly auto and light truck tires at discounted prices.

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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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A Call to Action for Franchisees

Franchisees — the epitomy of small businesses — have played a key role in the legislative processes that have shaped car rental. Former franchisee Michael DeLorenzo shares how he got involved and helped to get a bill signed that eliminated a titling tax in Maryland.

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Lobbying is Selling But to a Different Audience

Many of the steps you would use to prepare a traditional business pitch go into preparing for a policy pitch to elected officials.

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ACRA Appoints New Board Member

Sharky Laguana, founder of the van rental company Bandago, has been named as the newest director to the American Car Rental Association’s Board.

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International Car Rental Show Addresses Industry Hot Topics

Designed for the car rental industry worldwide, the 21st annual International Car Rental Show tackled issues such as the recently passed recall legislation, national security, and global expansion.

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Here's What You Missed

If you weren't at the 2016 International Car Rental Show, you missed understanding firsthand how new trends, threats, opportunities, legislation, and products and services will affect your business.

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2016 International Car Rental Show in Pictures

Featuring seminars, the exhibit hall, and attendees, photo galleries from the 2016 International Car Rental Show are now live. Speaker presentations are also available online.

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A Seminal Moment for the Global Car Rental Industry

The 2016 International Car Rental Show convened the first meeting of association directors from around the world that represented an important step to communication, problem-solving, and idea-sharing between the groups.

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International Car Rental Show Addresses Industry Hot Topics

Designed for the car rental industry worldwide, the 21st annual International Car Rental Show tackled issues such as the recently passed recall legislation, national security, and global expansion.

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Robert Muhs Wins Russell Bruno Award

Robert Muhs, vice president, government affairs, corporate compliance, and business ethics for Avis Budget Group, received this year's Russell Bruno Award for outstanding service to the auto rental industry.

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2016 International Car Rental Show: Collaborating for Change

This year's event will include seminars covering the recently passed recall legislation, national security, technology implementation and the connected car.

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Safe Rental Car Act Passes as Part of Highway Bill

The recall bill will become law on June 1, 2016. The law exempts companies with rental or loaner fleets of fewer than 35 vehicles.

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Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

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