ACRA’s board of directors adopted a 2021 strategic plan to assist smaller ACRA members maintain their membership and to enhance ACRA’s political “swat” on Capitol Hill:
- 2021 Dues – For ACRA members with 399 or fewer vehicles in their fleets that cannot afford their 2021 ACRA dues, those dues payments will be waived; however, no ACRA member is off the hook with respect to promoting the industry’s overall goals, whether you pay dues in 2021 or not; and,
- ACRA “Army” – For too long, the industry has relied on the “bigs” to promote the industry in state capitols and in D.C. and to defend the industry against harmful legislation and regulation; this has been the tradition despite the fact that many smaller ACRA members – franchisees, independents, dealers, etc. – have excellent political contacts at the city, state and federal levels of government; in 2021, ACRA will be recruiting and building the ACRA “Army” of citizen lobbyists – with the assistance of ACRA’s professional lobbyists – to promote state and federal legislation that help the industry and oppose ill-considered legislation that doesn’t.
Stay tuned for details on the “Army” and please be ready to “muster out” and help when asked.
Despite the economic downturn and the challenging times in the car rental industry, ACRA’s membership continues to expand.
Please welcome the following new ACRA operator members:
- Rabbit Rentals; Pleasant Grove, UT; Owner Richard Guernsey;
- Cars of Rocky Mount; Rocky Mount, NC; Rental Managers Jeffrey Hedgepeth & Brandon Davenport; and,
- JCBG Holdings LLC; Brooklyn, NY; Partner Benjamin Green.
The new associate member is Bonzah.com (by Pablow, Inc), which sells car rental damage insurance.