President-elect Biden’s core political philosophies are very different on almost all subjects when compared to President Trump, and ACRA members likely will see new and perhaps unwelcome policy initiatives in 2021 that have been dormant for at least 4 years.
November 12, 2020
The American Car Rental Association found that rentals at airports decreased between 50% and 80% since March 2020, causing many companies to face financial hardship. (Updated Oct. 7)
September 30, 2020
While the White House and House Democrats trade jabs over a compromise 4.0 pandemic bill, ACRA is pushing for airport MAG relief and rent abatement, a liability reform bill, and a payroll tax credit for pandemic-related cleaning supplies and facility modifications.
September 11, 2020
Membership in the American Car Rental Association is more crucial than ever to help car rental companies navigate the Stimulus 4.0 or CARES 2.0 packages, airport concessionaire relief, and liability protection.
July 16, 2020
While ACRA’s federal policy priorities for a CARES 2.0 include rent and minimum guarantees relief at airports and liability protection, members are encouraged to sign a letter to jumpstart the Main Street Program.
June 10, 2020
In a letter to Congress, the American Car Rental Association asks for increased funding and loan extensions for the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as a vehicle buyback program to stimulate new vehicle sales.
April 16, 2020
While this DHS document is not binding on other federal agencies or on state or local governments, it is an important tool to reference if government officials question your company’s continued operation during the pandemic.
April 1, 2020
As state and local governments look to slow the spread of the coronavirus by mandating business closures, the American Car Rental Association maintains that car rental should be able to remain open to meet local and urgent transportation needs.
March 24, 2020
The letter from the American Car Rental Association to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asks for grants or loans to purchase car rental industry assets, federal funds to help pay airport guarantees and concessions, and deferrals on taxes.
March 19, 2020
Proposed bipartisan legislation will clarify that, under existing Virginia law, the platform — not vehicle owners or “hosts” — is responsible for collecting and remitting all appropriate rental taxes.
January 23, 2020
The End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act would impose a moratorium on discriminatory new car rental excise taxes on state and local rentals.
September 13, 2019
The conference will be hosted Sept. 23-25, and will feature networking dinners, meetings with legislatures, and a private tour of the capitol building.
August 21, 2019
The coalition includes American Car Rental Association members like Enterprise and Hertz, as well as cities, airports, the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, and the Cactus League.
April 7, 2019
With special guests from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and a counter-terrorism security firm, the American Car Rental Association’s seminar at the 2019 ICRS will give attendees the tools to recognize extremist behavior and how to avoid an extremist catastrophe.
March 14, 2019
Bill Plamondon, president of the American Car Rental Association explains how the FAA bill’s car rental excise tax amendment does not put an end to all discriminatory taxes and how results of a pending government study could bring new challenges.
January 30, 2019