By Sonoran National Insurance Group, March 2013 in Insurance
Q: The automobile liability insurance premium for my rental cars is costly. It is our location’s biggest expense after my employee costs. Some of my associates in other states pay much less per car, per month than I do. What can I do to minimize this expense?
July 16, 2012 in Legislative, Rental Operations
Car rental company owners and employees were recently warned by police that they will be considered liable for renting out vehicles to drivers without a valid driver’s license.
May 29, 2012
The new law takes effect July 1.
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 7, 2012 in Legislative
HB 2384, if signed by the governor, will regulate insurance and creates disclosure rules in peer-to-peer car sharing.The bill was sent to the state's governor on March 2.
By Chris Brown , March 2012
On the eve of his peer-to-peer car-sharing company going national, Shelby Clark answers questions on security measures, insurance claims, regulation compliance and changes to the business model.
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.
By Wesley Hurst, January 2012 in Legislative, Safety
Technology has enhanced rental car companies’ ability to verify the status of a customer’s license, and with it, has opened the door for potential negligent entrustment cases. What is your duty in light of recent case law?
November 29, 2011 in Insurance, Safety
Though the person driving the rented vehicle wasn’t the original renter, the court ruled that because the original renter gave permission, the insurance company is still responsible for damages.
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