The following organizations are honorary members of ACRA.
Auto Rental Resource Center Inc. (ARRC) was established in 1993 as a membership group whose purpose was to serve the needs of the American auto rental industry. With the independent operator in mind, ARRC has grown into a network of 800 members in all 50 states.
With the purchase of Xpress Rent A Car Association, our resources grew exponentially. The Xpress association has allowed ARRC to offer a brand name. This presents many marketing advantages to operators in cities and towns where they are challenged to establish an identity for their business. ARRC and its sister company, Xpress, serves the needs of startup operations, as well as dealers looking for better value for their business.
Our growth has made Auto Rental Resource Center and Xpress Rent A Car a leader in the industry and the premier rental vehicle network in the United States. Auto rental can be a profitable sideline to an existing business or it can be the sole entity.
Joining ARRC and Xpress is easy. Our Sales Team is always available to help you choose the program that will best fit the needs of your company. Our goal is to make auto rental easy, affordable and successful. We believe that our business concept is the best in the industry — for the independent operator who wants to stay that way…independent.
ARRC and Xpress provide auto rental operators with every service they need, in a very affordable, simplified manner. All of our company’s efforts are channeled to provide the best, most reliable products and services available. The ARRC and Xpress staff is here to assist you in having a profitable and successful business.
The ARRC and Xpress membership is a strong network in the independent car rental industry. Remember, with ARRC and Xpress, you are not ALONE! The ARRC and Xpress Association operates in 50 states and our members work together to assist each other in growing and prospering in the ever-changing rental industry.
ACRISS (Association of Car Rental Industry Systems Standards) is a European Association, with a registered office in England, U.K. ACRISS is also registered as an EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping). The association operates under a Constitution and Code of Conduct.
The Membership includes major Car Rental Industry companies with operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Plus Global Distribution Systems (GDS), other high profile system innovators and members of the Travel trade.
ACRISS was formed in 1989 with a clear objective to develop standards to avoid misleading information being displayed in automated distribution systems.
With developments in technology and the rapid advance of online services the standards have now expanded to cover all electronic booking systems, websites etc.
ACRISS has developed and adopted many Standards including:
- Airport location code adoption and location definitions
- E-Voucher format
- Special Equipment codes and operational Abbreviations
- Car Classification System where every vehicle is categorised mathematically using an algorithm. The listing contains appropriate codes for over 5.000 vehicles and is updated monthly
- Expanded matrix to identify Car Category, Type, Transmission/Drive, Fuel/Air Con
- Railway Station Rental location standards and definitions