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ACRA Board Adopts 2021 Strategic Plan

ACRA Board Adopts 2021 Strategic Plan

The plan includes waiving dues for ACRA members with 399 vehicles or fewer and the creation of ACRA Army to defend the industry at the state and federal government level.

November 12, 2020

Defining Election Results for ACRA Members

Defining Election Results for ACRA Members

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

ICRS Experience Day 1: What We Learned

ICRS Experience Day 1: What We Learned

Speakers from J.D. Power outlined surprising findings related to COVID-19 while ACRA outlined a member offer and 2021 priorities. We learned how car rental rates are shaping up and to not let our guard down on Graves protections.

October 19, 2020

ACRA Welcomes New Members

ACRA Welcomes New Members

The American Car Rental Association welcomes new operator members Ubly and Orlando Rentco, as well as associate members Full Service Transport, Wunder Mobility, and Enterprise Risk Management.

October 6, 2020

Revised HEROES Act Includes $3B Airport Concession Rent Abatement
ACRA Updates Status, Priorities of Stimulus 4.0

ACRA Updates Status, Priorities of Stimulus 4.0

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

ACRA Announces Board Changes

ACRA Announces Board Changes

Bill Plamondon and Gary Macdonald are stepping down as president, treasurer. Sharky Laguana assumes presidency, William Harris as treasurer.

August 17, 2020

ACRA Helps Car Rental Companies Navigate Stimulus Packages
ACRA Announces New Board Members

ACRA Announces New Board Members

Trey Breckenridge of U-Save Car & Truck Rental, and Jennifer Gelder of A Betterway Rent-A-Car Group, an Avis and Budget licensee, have joined the board of directors of the American Car Rental Association.

July 7, 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

ACRA Outlines CARES Act 2.0 Priorities

ACRA Outlines CARES Act 2.0 Priorities

The American Car Rental Association is working on a program to reduce debt or fleet sizes, encourage MAG relief at airports, liability protection, and a tax credit for travel purchases.

May 1, 2020

ACRA Asks Congress for More Relief, Vehicle Buyback Program
Federal Relief Is Coming for Car Rental

Federal Relief Is Coming for Car Rental

Small businesses of 500 or fewer employees will have access to $350 billion in loans under the Paycheck Protection Program within the CARES Act. This loan money could turn into a grant under certain circumstances.

April 1, 2020

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

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