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ACRA Supports Senate Liability Proposal

ACRA Supports Senate Liability Proposal

As part of the $1 trillion HEALS Act, the Safe to Work Act creates liability protections from lawsuits related to the coronavirus pandemic. The HEALS Act contains some provisions of note for car rental companies.

July 29, 2020

ACRA Seeks Action on New Stimulus Programs

ACRA Seeks Action on New Stimulus Programs

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

Advantage Rent A Car Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Hawaii Prohibits Renting to Travelers in 14-Day Quarantine
Fed Announces Expansion of CARES Act Main Street Program
Rating Agency to Downgrade Atlanta Car Rental Bonds
PPP Is out of Money, More on Way

PPP Is out of Money, More on Way

Last Thursday, the SBA announced it had stooped accepting new applications, though this Tuesday the Senate approved a measure that would revive the program geared to keep small businesses afloat.

April 17, 2020

ACRA Asks Congress for More Relief, Vehicle Buyback Program
USDOT Awards $10 Billion in Relief for America’s Airports
Vehicle Rentals Classified as Essential Business Activity

Vehicle Rentals Classified as Essential Business Activity

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

Airlines Consider Suspending Domestic Flights
NYC to Hire Out-of-Work TLC Drivers
ACRA: Car Rental Provides Essential Services

ACRA: Car Rental Provides Essential Services

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

ACRA Letter to Treasury Secretary Asks for COVID-19 Relief

ACRA Letter to Treasury Secretary Asks for COVID-19 Relief

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

European Tourism Manifesto Demands Protection for Workers, Businesses