By Chris Brown , September 2013
With technology aiding the ability to administer traffic fines, fleets need to address their procedures for paying them. Accountability is paramount.
By Christopher Michael Mason, July 2013
Legal obstacles pose risks to employers navigating the hazards of criminal background and motor vehicle record checks. Careful thought should be given to how, when and under what circumstances these checks are conducted.
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.
Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.
Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?
The 2014 Auto Rental Summit was a great place to assess the state of the car rental market, both the good and the bad.
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