ACRA’s 3rd Annual D.C. Conference

ACRA invites all members, including associate certified vendors and car rental operators, to our 3rd Annual D.C. Conference. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see how ACRA makes a difference for the car rental industry and to experience Washington, D.C. first...

ACRA Welcomes New Board Members

The ACRA board of directors voted unanimously for the following nominees to join the ACRA Board of Directors: Michael DeLorenzo, Monty Merrill, and William N. Plamondon, III. Mike DeLorenzo and William Plamondon are new board members and will begin serving a three...

Thank You and Farewell to Board Member Gil Cygler

I met Gil Cygler under the most egregious circumstances in 1988. The rental industry in New York was under attack and the rental car owners/operators and CEO’s were gathering to begin the strategies of war against the now infamous amendment to Section 396Z, the NY...

In Memoriam: Frank Colonna

Frank Colonna, long-standing ACRA board member and industry supporter passed away on March 30. Frank was the founder and owner of Triangle Rent A Car based in Raleigh, N.C. He grew his business to include 29 locations across four states; North Carolina, South...

Become an ACRA State Ambassador

As ACRA Continues to gRow, changes are happening with our legislative involvement at all levels, including Congress, state and even municipal, which will introduce and affect legislation that can have a direct impact on your business. ACRA has some excellent lobbyists...

ACRA Thanks Outgoing President Barton for Service

Bob Barton, outgoing President of ACRA from 2006-2014, accepting a plaque for his service and dedication to the growth of ACRA. Joe Knight, the current President of ACRA gave the award and noted Bob’s words as displayed on the plaque: “We are our own worst...

ACRA Testifies in U.S. Senate on Recall Bill

After introducing the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013 in Senate last week, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) led a hearing on the bill yesterday in front of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance. This...