May 27, 2015
A RelayRides user discovered his car was impounded with a 30-day hold while it was being rented, leaving the man carless for more than a month.
June 20, 2014 in Legislative
A judge of Arizona’s Maricopa County Superior Court has ruled that a car rental tax can’t help pay off the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Taxes imposed on the use of vehicles are restricted to funding road construction, maintenance and related purposes.
March 12, 2014 in Legislative
As the result of more than 150 consumer complaints and an undercover investigation by the state, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Dennis N. Saban and his rental car companies.
February 13, 2013 in Fleet Acquisition
High Life Auto Rental has taken delivery of new Nissan and Toyota vehicles.
January 14, 2013
With more of its customers traveling to Arizona for popular events this year, Newport Beach-based car rental service company Go Rentals added two more locations for a total of four locations in Arizona.
October 17, 2012 in Rental Operations
Sixt opened a location at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Oct. 11.
September 5, 2012 in Legislative, Rental Operations
The tax, which varies depending on if the rental is used as a replacement vehicle or not, is argued to be interfering with interstate commerce by unfairly taxing out-of-state renters.
June 1, 2012 in Rental Operations
In its annual one-way rental promotion, Budget Car Rental is offering unlimited mileage and no drop-off fees starting at rates of $9.95.
May 29, 2012
The new law takes effect July 1.
May 9, 2012 in Rental Operations
This is the car rental operator's second consecutive year winning the award.
March 21, 2012 in Legislative
Arizona Senate Bill 1286 would’ve changed the state’s liability insurance coverage laws for motor vehicle rentals to say that a company’s insurance is ‘excess coverage to any other available insurance coverage for any damages and injury caused by a renter.’
March 21, 2012 in Rental Operations
The deal is good for pickup between April 4 and June 30, 2012, and is available for vehicles rented in Arizona and dropped off at corporate airport and neighborhood locations in surrounding states.
March 21, 2012 in Rental Operations
At the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, car rental agencies report that they are bringing in additional cars to meet demand for spring break travelers and baseball spring-training.
February 28, 2012 in Rental Operations, Green Fleet
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport installed SunPower Corp. solar panels, which are expected to save $4.7 million over the next 20 years.
January 18, 2012 in Insurance, Legislative
Currently, Arizona is an outlier state that by statute makes car rental companies primary in all claims and prohibits recoveries through subrogation.
By Chris Brown , January 2012
Arizona is one of a super minority of states in which auto rental companies are required by statute to pay for the negligent acts of their renters. Look for new legislation in the coming weeks that proposes to change that.
August 17, 2011 in Rental Operations
Preliminary fiscal 2011 results suggest lodging excise tax and car rental surcharge revenues up 1.5% and total pledged revenues up roughly 6% due primarily to another one-time adjustment for prior years' sales tax revenues.
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