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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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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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Investigating the Renter: Are you Responsible for Verifying Licenses with the DMV?

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?

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Insurer Must Pay for Rental Car Crash

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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Car Rental Customers Slam Cars into Homes, Injure Biker

Several accidents occurred last week involving rental cars. In one case, the rental agency was blamed for not screening its senior customers before renting, but the DMV said the company wasn’t responsible.

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Confusion Over US Auto Rental Insurance Can Cost UK Travelers Big Bucks

In the U.S., collision damage waivers and liability insurance are upgrades not included in online quote prices if you didn’t know to add them. In a recent survey, 75 percent of UK respondents didn’t know that the insurance and liability coverage were extra add-ons, since these are required and part of the rental pricing in the UK.

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Car Rental’s Call to Action on Autonomous Vehicles

The car rental industry has built-in advantages to support a world with driverless cars, but it needs to take the next step in partnering with autonomous vehicle stakeholders.

Iran — a Growth Market for Car Rental?

The second largest economy in the Middle East is poised for foreign investment, if post-nuclear deal jitters can be eased.

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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