American Car Rental Association:
The Voice of the American Auto Rental Industry
Dedicated to the betterment of the rental car industry by supporting and promoting sensible legislation that will benefit all its members.

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ACRA Testifies in U.S. Senate on Recall Bill

ACRA testified at the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance hearing on the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013. This legislation would prohibit rental car companies from renting vehicles that are under manufacturer recall.

Welcome to Board Member McKenzie Spalding

ACRA would like to welcome McKenzie Spalding with Choice Auto Rental, as our newest board member. Ms. Spalding serves as the Director of Operations for Choice Auto Rental in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. She is passionate about politics, and is active in legal and legislative issues that affect the industry in Minnesota

Vehicle Manufacturers Join ACRA

The American Car Rental Association is proud to announce that the following OEM’s have joined with ACRA to support the car rental industry: Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Subaru of America, Inc., Chrysler Group, LLC., Mazda, and General Motors. Our car rental companies have long been the largest purchasers of fleet vehicles in the United States and we welcome these manufacturers as our recommended fleet suppliers to our car rental members.

New Florida Law Restricts non-US Drivers

A law was passed in Florida which came into effect Jan 1, 2013. According to this law, non US residents can drive in Florida only with both a license and an international driving permit.

Welcome to Board Member Gary Macdonald

ACRA would like to welcome Gary Macdonald with Midway Car Rental, as our newest board member. Mr. Macdonald is President and Chief Operating Officer of Midway Auto Group. He has been active in the car rental business since 1976 when he joined Midway.

ACRA Membership

The American Car Rental Association was founded to better monitor and document legal, public policy, and legislative issues affecting the car rental industry. By joining the American Car Rental Association, you can make a difference by being a part of a recognized, strategic industry organization that speaks with a unified voice and a consistent message.

Reno Airport Proposed Car Rental Tax Increase

The American Car Rental Association strongly opposes any attempt to increase the car rental tax in Washoe County. A proposed 2% increase in the car rental tax would solidify Reno as one of the highest taxed locations in the country for car rental.

ACRA Statement on Draft Recall Legislation

The American Car Rental Association and all of its member companies (Includes all the major entities as well as numerous independents and franchisees nationwide) are in full agreement with the proposed legislation that endorses safety requirements for car rental companies.