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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.

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 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.

Facts About Auto Safety Recalls and Rental Cars

There are 1.6 million rental vehicles, including car-sharing in service in the United States. Our industry has a long history of providing safe vehicles for our customers. Nowhere is this more apparant than in our timely and comprehensive procedures for dealing with recalls. Our commitment to safety has led our members to adopt far more…

ACRA Legislative Update

Most state legislatures will be back in session next month. Here are some of the issues on which the American Car Rental Association will be working on, on behalf of its membership.

American Car Rental Association Rental Car Recall Statement

Our members conduct more than 80% of all U.S. rental car transactions, and share an unwavering commitment to provide safe, well-maintained vehicles to their customers. This statement is intended to capture and consolidate the many diligent and responsible recall practices ACRA’s members currently follow to ensure that their rental cars comprise the safest fleet on the road today.

ACRA Welcomes Two New Car Rental Companies

ACRA moved two steps closer to gaining the support of the entire industry when Avis Budget Group, Inc. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group joined the association. Sharon Faulkner, Executive Director of ACRA, stated: “The companies joined at the best of times. The car rental industry is stronger than it has been in a very long time but faces significant issues that require a unified voice with a consistent message.”