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
As rising damage claims are now a significant barrier to profits for self-insured P2P platforms, those platforms are looking to minimize their losses in any way possible. The vehicle owners are the ones who suffer.
April 7, 2021
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
This review of federal and state limited liability legislation will discuss how that legislation might shield companies from some types of claims arising from exposure to the coronavirus.
August 26, 2020
The cruise industry has already been targeted with lawsuits based on alleged exposure to the coronavirus. As these claims develop, how might they be used against car rental companies, and can waivers insulate a business from such claims?
August 19, 2020
Car rental operators implementing new customer processes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic must consider state laws regarding remote, electronic, and extended transactions — especially those not yet updated for the digital age.
June 26, 2020
Subrogation Division, Inc. (SDI) won a recent rental car damage recovery case in federal court. Here’s how SDI was formed and became a player in a Graves Amendment case important to the car rental industry.
January 29, 2020
Maryland will require rentals to 18-year-olds in some circumstances. The new law marks a good time to review aged-based rental laws as well as issues surrounding aged-based surcharges, liability, and discrimination claims.
July 9, 2019
A local market franchisee chronicles the growing pains of the peer-to-peer rental concept through supplying the Turo platform with his rental cars and consulting for Turo hosts.
June 11, 2019
Under new rules for Proposition 65, California’s chemical warning right-to-know statute, warnings for exposures to chemicals from rental vehicles must now provide more specificity.
May 7, 2019
Turo maintains that its platform is a technology company, not a rental car agency, and therefore should not be subject to the airport taxes and fees that traditional car rental companies pay.
July 17, 2018
All states have laws that govern various aspects of rental car operations. Do those laws apply to new and developing mobility models and, if so, to what extent? The answers are not clear.
May 30, 2018
According to Richard Alaniz, a partner at Cruickshank & Alaniz, a labor and employment firm, there are many open questions as a result of the decision, which could affect car rental franchises.
March 14, 2018
Recent customer complaints, class action claims, and legislation regarding car rental electronic toll collections raise the need for best practices when it comes to education and disclosures.
November 16, 2017
Bill Plamondon, vice president of ACRA, reflects on his more than 40 years in the industry and how ACRA has played a role in supporting the industry, especially from a legislative front.
November 16, 2017