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American Car Rental Association Sharon Faulkner Executive Director. ACRA Board of Directors. President Bob Barton, U-Save Car & Truck Rental Vice President Joe Knight, Fox Rent A Car Executive Director Sharon Faulkner Treasurer Rick Stevens, Payless Car Rental

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American Car Rental Association

Sharon Faulkner

Executive Director

acra board of directors
ACRA Board of Directors
  • President Bob Barton, U-Save Car & Truck Rental
  • Vice President Joe Knight, Fox Rent A Car
  • Executive Director Sharon Faulkner
  • Treasurer Rick Stevens, Payless Car Rental
  • Secretary Dick Radzis, Ace Car Rental
  • Board Member Frank Colonna, Triangle Rent A Car, Inc.
  • Robert Klyce Avis Rent A Car Licensee, Birmingham, AL
  • Gordon Reel Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo RAC, National
  • Gil Cygler Allcar Rent A Car, Brooklyn, NY
overview
Overview
  • Mission & Objectives
  • Membership Structure
  • Legislative Issues
  • Industry Issues
  • Awareness
mission objectives
Mission & Objectives
  • Founded in 2005 with a mission dedicated to the betterment of the car rental industry by supporting and promoting sensible legislation that will benefit all its members.
  • Advocate and lobby on behalf of the car rental industry with elected officials, consumer advocates and other key stakeholders at the federal and state levels.
  • Analyzing and reporting on federal, state and local laws.
  • Provide strategic media communications and consistent public “voice” via the ACRA website, the annual Car Rental Show, and newsletters.
  • Develop and implement industry standards.
membership structure
Membership Structure
  • Principal Members
  • Major Car Rental Corporate Companies
  • Rental Car Business Owners
  • Associate Members/Vendors
  • Honorary Associates/Travel Professionals/Industry Bodies
current legislative issues
Current Legislative Issues
  • HR 4175 – (2010 Bill currently being redrafted) – A bill to protect consumers from discriminatory State taxes on motor vehicle rentals
  • The Coalition Against Discriminatory Car Rental Taxes
  • The Graves Amendment (Repealed State Vicarious Liability Laws); Facing current challenges
  • SB 1401 – Arizona Liability
  • HB 1058 – Maryland Liability
  • Florida legislature challenging foreign driver’s license insurance coverage
  • King County, Washington Stadium Tax
industry issues
Industry Issues
  • No Show Fees
  • Cancellation Fees
  • Recall Issue
  • Car Classifications
  • American Express
    • No Show/Cancellation Fees
    • Loss of Use
    • Diminution of Value
awareness
Awareness
  • Invited to sit on Congressional Tourism Caucus.
    • Attended breakfast with Transportation Secretary LaHood.
  • Featured on Rudy Maxa Radio Show (syndicated nationwide) to discuss airport taxation in our industry.
  • Solicited Chris Elliot (National Travel Editor for CNBC.com) to testify on behalf of our industry over taxation.
  • Testified in Maryland on behalf of HB 1058
  • Lobbying in DC to garner support of taxation issues; meeting with Senators and Congressmen.