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Operational and Legal Challenges to Electrify Car Rental Fleets

Operational and Legal Challenges to Electrify Car Rental Fleets

From new legislative EV incentives to state and local mandates that will affect the car rental industry, operators need to start developing an electrification strategy. Operational and legal issues surrounding charging, tracking of rental cars, and data privacy must be considered.

May 11, 2021

Avis Licensee Prevails in Georgia Liability Case

Avis Licensee Prevails in Georgia Liability Case

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the licensee could not be held liable for injuries to third parties caused by the driver of a stolen rental car — who was also an Avis employee.

May 10, 2021

ACRA Signs Coalition Letter for Payroll Tax Credit
Hertz Proposes Shareholder Recovery to Exit Bankruptcy
Avis Contractor Exempt From $15 Wage Law

Avis Contractor Exempt From $15 Wage Law

A contractor that shuttled cars between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and nearby Avis Budget locations is not considered a transportation employer under the city of SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage law.

April 12, 2021

Planning on Renting Your Vehicles on a P2P Platform for Gig Drivers? Be Aware of the Risks
Court Awards SDI Attorney’s Fees after Prevailing in SDI v. Brown
ACRA Provides Updates, Welcomes New Members

ACRA Provides Updates, Welcomes New Members

The American Car Rental Association’s April update includes information on airport MAG relief, vehicle cybersecurity guidance, COVID-19 liability protection bills, and $2 billion in unused grants — along with an April Fool’s joke.

April 1, 2021

Savva Rent a Car Sues Getaround for Alleged Insurance-Related Fraudulent Business Practices
Lawsuit Accuses Hertz Franchisee of Revenge for Social Media Criticism

Lawsuit Accuses Hertz Franchisee of Revenge for Social Media Criticism

Bismarck, N.D. police issued a warrant for the claimant’s arrest when he never returned a rental vehicle. The claimant filed a lawsuit against the Hertz Bismarck franchisee and police department claiming the arrest was “revenge for his social media criticism of the company for his support of the pipeline protests in North Dakota.”

March 30, 2021

Rental Car Manager Pleads Guilty to Five Counts of Wire Fraud
Which Countries are Allowing Vaccinated Travelers to Visit?
Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

This legal roadmap for transportation businesses examines employers’ obligations regarding vaccinations and employees’ right to refuse them. Related issues such as potential liability, contract worker status, ADA disabilities, and privacy are also explored.

March 22, 2021

Wrongly Convicted Man Sues Hertz Over Alibi Documents
COVID-19 Bill Provides $800M for Airport Concessionaire Rent and MAG Relief