Tagged Liability

Rentals and Terrorist Activity: Time to Hone the Plan

Terrorist activity is frequently tied to a rental vehicle. In today’s heightened risk environment and the potential for terrorism from within, local operators need to hone an action plan.

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Autonomous Vehicles: Understanding Liability for Car Rental (Part II)

To date, the car rental industry has been mostly left out of the picture regarding autonomous vehicles and liability. It's time to consider these issues well before autonomous vehicles are deployed.

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Seize the Subrogation Opportunity in the Graves Amendment

Under the Graves Amendment, car rental operators have the right to subrogate on liability payments caused by your renters. Are you exercising this right to lower your loss runs?

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Mitigating Liability in Rental Operations

Rental operators should be aware of risks on premises and when employees are driving on the company's behalf. One simple tip could protect loss ratios and limit your risk.

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Car Rental Q&A: How Do I Refuse to Rent a Car to Someone and Not Get Sued?

A car rental operator wants to know if he doesn't feel comfortable renting a car to a customer, what can he do to not get sued by the customer?

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Autonomous Vehicles: Understanding Liability for Car Rental

To date, the car rental industry has been mostly left out of the picture regarding autonomous vehicles and liability. It's time to consider these issues well before autonomous vehicles are deployed.

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Technology Redefines Vehicle Damage Tracking

A photo or video-based platform can capture the whole vehicle during the check-in and checkout process, helping rental companies identify any new vehicle damage.

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Third-Party Website Offers LDW and CDW

Customers can purchase a Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) starting at $5 per day, $17.50 per trip or $93.99 for an annual policy from the third-party website InsureMyRentalCar.com.

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Auto Rental Solutions Signs 500th Location

Jim Schalberg, owner of Auto Rental Solutions, has announced the signing of the 500th location using his company's Renter’s Collision Protection.

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In Memoriam: Lynda LaPlante, Owner of PAC Inc.

The rental industry remembers Lynda LaPlante, founder and president of PAC Inc., which specializes in providing optional coverage products to the rental car market.

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Uber Extends Insurance Coverage for Drivers

Uber, a mobile-application-based company that connects customers with vehicle drivers, has extended its insurance offerings to cover driver liability both during tips as well as when a driver is available between trips.

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Car Rental Q&A: Extended Insurance Questions

This extended Q&A addresses typical questions faced by car rental operators regarding all facets of insurance.

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Damage Claims: An Accident Waiting to Happen

We need to self-regulate the damage claims process before legislators do it for us.

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A New Way to Identify Damage

This independent car rental company created a technology-based solution that flags and manages vehicle damage using cameras on mobile devices and a Web-based app.

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Should Fleet Drivers Pay Their Own Violations?

With technology aiding the ability to administer traffic fines, fleets need to address their procedures for paying them. Accountability is paramount.

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How To Conduct Background Checks The Right Way

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.

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Collision Damage Waiver Bill Passes Both Houses in Illinois

The IL CDW bill would increase the daily fee that Illinois rental companies can charge for CDW.

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Car Rental Q&A: How Can I Lower My Vehicle Liability Insurance Premium?

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?

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Dispelling Some Myths in the Car Rental Industry

Nostalgia is a seductive liar.

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What Types of Damage Are Recoverable in Car Rental?

Whether it’s damage to your rental car from a fallen tree, vandalism or mice chewing wires, some damage responsibility can be passed to the consumer by contract — but know your state’s statutory limitations.

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