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Senate Committee Kills Amendment to Modify Recalls

The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee did not approve Section 4209, an amendment for rental recalls in the S. 1732 bill: Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015.

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ACRA Opposes Amendment to Modify Vehicle Recalls

A transportation bill introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven’t been repaired.

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A Tribute to Gil Cygler

Car rental veterans share stories about Gil Cygler and his impact on the car rental industry. Cygler recently sold his AllCar Rent-A-Car and Carpingo brands to Enterprise Holdings.

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2015 International Car Rental Show: Pushing the Boundaries

In its 20th year, the 2015 International Car Rental Show widened its tent and envisioned car rental's place in the transportation spectrum.

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ACRA, Auto Safety Groups Support Car Rental Recall Bill

On May 1, the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of legislators.This legislation is backed by ACRA, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and several other auto safety groups.

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2015 International Car Rental Show in Pictures

Featuring seminars, attendees and the exhibit hall, photo galleries from the 2015 International Car Rental Show are now live.

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Car Rental Show's 20th Year: New Name, Venue

Drawing over 800 attendees from across the U.S. and overseas, this year’s International Car Rental Show took place at Bally’s Las Vegas.

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Brad Kjar Joins ACRA Board of Directors

Brad Kjar, director of operations for U-Save Car & Truck Rental, has been appointed to the American Car Rental Association’s (ACRA) Board of Directors.

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In Memoriam: Frank Colonna, Founder of Triangle Rent A Car

The car rental industry remembers Frank Colonna (1953-2015), founder of Triangle Rent A Car and board member of the American Car Rental Association.

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Rental Car Industry Joins NHTSA in Support of Safe Rental Act

At a press conference last week, the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind in support of passing legislation that would require rental car agencies to fix safety defects before renting vehicles subject to a recall.

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ACRA Welcomes Kia as Newest Member

The American Car Rental Association (ACRA) has announced that Kia Motors America has joined the association to help support the car rental industry.

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ACRA Meets Senator to Discuss Rental Industry

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association, met with Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) to continue the fight against rental car excise taxes and rental recall legislation.

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ACRA Fights for Rental Industry on Capitol Hill

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), and several ACRA board members traveled to Washington, D.C., today to update legislators on the rental car industry and continue the fight against rental car excise taxes.

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Congressmen Support Bill to End Discriminatory Car Rental Taxes

Reps. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) offered the HR 2543 bill — known as the End Discriminatory State Taxes on Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR) — as an amendment during a House Judiciary Committee on June 18.

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Recalled Vehicles Highlighted in NY Times

The issue of recalled vehicles on the road was highlighted in a recent New York Times article on the front page of the New York edition.

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Industry Convenes 2014 Car Rental Show

Some 800 attendees from across the globe gathered to gain inspiration, network and evolve in an ever-changing industry — where customer preferences and technology are driving growth.

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It's Been 7 Years

The changes during my tenure with ACRA show the dynamic nature of this industry.

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Car Rental Show Draws 800-Plus Attendees

Located at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from April 7-8, this year’s Car Rental Show featured an expanded agenda and exhibit hall, year-over-year growth in attendance and a solid international presence.

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State Senators to Address Car Rental Show

During the American Car Rental Association panel at CRS, Nevada Sens. Mark Hutchinson and Michael Roberson will provide an insider’s look into the legislative process and how effective lobbying can enact change.

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Rental Companies at Seattle-Tacoma Airport Fight Living Wage Measure

After Proposition 1 marginally passed, a judge ruled the measure only applies to transportation and hospitality workers in the city of SeaTac, Wash., not at the airport. RACs are included in the exemption.

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6 Takeaways from the 2018 International Car Rental Show

Technological solutions are finally moving from reality to theory, peer-to-peer platforms are being redefined, China has the biggest room for growth, while Sixt’s U.S. aspirations have only just begun.

The Irony of Customer Service in the Digital Age

Sure, any company would jump at the chance to use technology to reduce labor costs. But it also comes with some big, red, flashing warning lights.

Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

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