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
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
The American Car Rental Association updates this month’s initiatives and welcomes new and returning members.
May 5, 2021
In a potentially rare outcome in a corporate bankruptcy, the revised plan if accepted will amount to a recovery of 60 to 70 cents a share for stockholders.
April 21, 2021
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
In yet another victory under the Graves Amendment, this new decision involving SDI v. Brown reimburses SDI more than $60,000 for prevailing on a $2,200 dispute.
April 5, 2021
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
The lawsuit claims that Getaround has stalled over 100 claims by Savva — regularly disregarding its Terms of Service and Insurance Statement in the process.
March 31, 2021
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
A former risk manager for Enterprise Holdings submitted at least 694 false and fraudulent check requests resulting in a loss of over $1.4 million to the company.
March 24, 2021
To help bring more business to their economies, these countries are welcoming travelers who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
March 24, 2021
After being locked up for almost five years for a crime that he didn’t commit, a Michigan man is suing Hertz over a rental car receipt that verified his alibi.
March 14, 2021
The plan calls for 80% of those funds to be set aside for small airport concessionaires. The bill also provides $10 billion in funding for state small business support programs.
March 10, 2021
According to data by the Federal Aviation Administration, car rental company concession fees paid to airports were down 66% in 2020 ($1.97 billion in 2019, $654 million in 2020).
March 10, 2021
The attack by Darkside ransomware group resulted in the theft of 120GB of corporate, banking and franchise data.
February 17, 2021