Tagged Liability

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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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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Sri Lanka Rental Car Companies Could Face Charges for Vehicles Involved in Crimes

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.

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Car Rental Companies Now Secondary in Arizona Liability Coverage

The new law takes effect July 1.

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Arizona Bill Removing Car Rental Companies as Primary Insurer Fails in House

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.’

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Washington State Legislature Approves Bill for Personal Vehicle Sharing

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.

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RelayRides Founder in the Hot Seat

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.

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ACRA Executive Director Visits Arizona to Express Views on Insurance Legislation

Currently, Arizona is an outlier state that by statute makes car rental companies primary in all claims and prohibits recoveries through subrogation.

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Righting a Wrong in Arizona

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.

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