The Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) elected new officers and directors to its Board of Directors during the Car Rental Show held in Orlando, Fla., October 1-3, 2003. ACTIF also welcomed back returning Board members for another year of service.

The 2003/2004 Board of Directors:

President Marianne Bowman, TSD Rental Management Software

Vice President Joel Williams Budget Rent A Car

Secretary Karen Trudel GMI/ARIA Insurance Services

Treasurer Richard L. Stevens Payless Car Rental System, Inc.

Board of Directors John Belo Econo-Car Systems

Kenneth Blum, II Rent A Wreck of America, Inc.

Sherb Brown Auto Rental News

Russell C. Bruno Benefits Administration Services, Inc.

Robert Dau Southwest Car Rental

Tony DeBoor Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Co.

Bruce Hinlein Ace Rent A Car

Ray Huffstutter Capital Auto Rental Services

Scott Heyer Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.

Kevin Miles Capital Leasing John G. Nottoli, Jr. Hertz System Member

Mark Plousis Philadelphia Insurance Companies

William Rueter Five Star Rent-A-Car, LLC

James Shapiro Payless Car Rental

Travis Tefft Manheim Auctions

Michael Towers Fleet Financial Corporation

James Walker Advantage Rent-A-Car

Members Only: Most recent Legislative Updates Online October 15

This COULD be happening in your state: A State Bill was recently passed that imposes an excise tax on rental vehicles rented for a period of less than 90 days of 10% of the total fees and costs charged for the rental vehicle ... (Keep reading, to find out if this just happened in your State...)

The most recent state and federal legislative updates for 2003 were added to the members-only portion of ACTIF's website ( on October 15, 2003. Log-on today to stay informed and take action for your rental industry. If you have trouble logging onto the members-only site, please contact the ACTIF office at (888) 200-2795 or