Members of the ACRA delegation (l-r Eric Rothman, Fast Track Leasing; Kathy Egan, Lancer...

Members of the ACRA delegation (l-r Eric Rothman, Fast Track Leasing; Kathy Egan, Lancer Insurance; Sharon Faulkner, ACRA; Rudy Callegari and William Harris, Edge Auto Rental; Robert Muhs, Avis Budget Group) meet with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) of the 21st District during last year's annual legislative conference. 

Photo courtesy of William Harris.

The following is a pitch letter from the American Car Rental Association to its members regarding the group's annual Washington, D.C. Legislative Conference. 

Change happens fast in the car rental industry, and it seems to happen almost every day. New advancements in technology continue to revolutionize the ways in which we can respond to consumer demand with new and compelling personal mobility solutions.

But the rapid advancement of technology brings challenges too. Right now, competitors in the car rental industry are grappling with questions surrounding how to protect customer privacy and data; how to maintain fleets without access to vehicle diagnostics; new competitors who choose to define themselves so as to avoid complying with regulations and potentially put customers in unsafe vehicles; and even the harsh reality that we must confront the potential use of rental vehicles as weapons against innocent civilians by terrorists.

These are just some of the important trends in our industry that are being looked at in various city and state legislatures, and by both houses of Congress in Washington, D.C. The American Car Rental Association, as always, will be in the vanguard, representing your interests as new laws are contemplated, or needed. 

Make Your Voice Heard

Join the American Car Rental Association for the 5th Annual ACRA D.C. Legislative Conference, taking place Sept. 24-26 at the Marriott Courtyard Capitol Hill/Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Help us shape ACRA’s legislative agenda for 2019, and ensure that your voice is heard in helping form our priorities. 

The ever-changing legislative landscape has very real impact on your business, as you know. ACRA is here to help ensure that you have expert representation where and when needed. Come learn more about these key issues and be a part of the process.

For more information, visit the American Car Rental Association web site.

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