In the wake of a deadly shooting at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that left nine people dead, there’s a renewed focus on car rentals.
But car rentals aren’t necessarily the most lucrative business in town.
The majority of car rental companies are either owned by the state of Florida or have ties to one of the nation’s largest car rental chains.
A few of them are also struggling financially.
Here’s what you need to know about the most recent controversy.
Who owns the car rentals?
The state of Georgia is the majority owner of the car renting industry in the U.S. But it’s unclear who actually owns the cars that come to car rental centers.
There’s a lot of confusion over who actually pays for those rentals.
The company that operates those rental centers typically leases them to independent car rental agents.
But independent car leasing agents also often sell their cars to private car rental firms.
The Florida Department of Transportation, which regulates car rental and tow trucks, says independent car dealers are responsible for the costs of cars.
In Florida, they’re required to pay a fee of $100 to cover the cost of insurance, vehicle inspections, inspection fees and repair costs.
The agency has said independent car salespeople and drivers are required to provide the vehicle with all of the necessary documentation.
Florida has a few car rental dealers, and they’ve been among the most profitable in the country.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that the state has the second-largest fleet of private car dealers in the nation.
But in the past few years, the state’s car rental industry has been hit by competition from independent car companies.
Florida has several smaller independent car rentals companies that have struggled financially, and there’s been a spate of car theft in recent years.
In 2015, independent car drivers in Florida started complaining that their cars were being stolen.
They said they weren’t getting reimbursed for the damage they’d suffered.
The state’s transportation department investigated the complaint and said it was the first time the department had ever investigated an independent car company for car theft.
Florida car rental company operator John Rall said that while the investigation was not definitive, it did not find any violations.
In 2016, independent auto car dealers said they were being forced out of business due to a lack of interest from state regulators.
The Associated Press reported that independent car dealer Chris Johnson said that he was being forced to lay off a majority of his staff due to concerns about the state regulation of car rentals, and he said he was losing customers because of the new regulations.
State regulations requiring independent car owners to have a minimum number of miles on the car have caused many independent car operators to layoff staff.
Johnson told the AP that he expected to lose about 10 percent of his workforce, with about 5 percent of those laid off having no further involvement with the business.
“We’re going to have to cut our staff down,” Johnson said.
“We’re just going to be laying off a lot more.”
The state agency that regulates car rentals and tow truck companies in Florida has been unable to come up with a set of regulations that will be enforced in the wake the shooting.
It’s unclear whether the regulations will also apply to independent auto drivers.
What about independent car ownership?
The Florida legislature has recently passed a law that allows owners of privately owned cars to own their own car rental facilities.
The law allows independent car buyers to lease cars from independent owners, though the owners still have to be licensed.
It allows the owner to pay the rental company a fee for car insurance and vehicle inspections.
The owner can choose whether to pay for all the costs himself, or charge a fee that varies depending on the type of car.