Fleet Acquisition

The purchase of your fleet rental vehicles will be your biggest cost. The fleet acquisition decision between lease, buy and manufacturer repurchase can be complicated and overwhelming. This channel covers the latest news and tips regarding risk vehicles, buyback programs, funding, financing and loans for fleets of any size.


SnappCar, Europcar Launch Drive & Share Solution

After a first successful pilot phase in France, Drive & Share solution is launching in Germany and Denmark, with Europcar Group as a significant investor.

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Skurt Bought by Vehicle-Subscription App, Fair

Skurt's platform enables the digital initiation and monitoring of customer car deliveries from a central dashboard.

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Daimler, BMW Reportedly Merging Car-Sharing Services

The merger is likely an effort by the German brands to compete with U.S.-based ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.

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Turo to Operate in Germany

Turo has more than 200,000 listed vehicles and 5 million total users.

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Silvercar Adds Audi Q5 SUV to Its Fleet

The all-new Audi Q5 hits the Silvercar app at select locations in January. Audi A4 sedans will continue to be available at all 18 locations nationwide.

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Transfercar Partners With Abrams Consulting Group

Transfercar Limited, a provider of rental fleet relocation services to the vehicle rental industry, has joined with Abrams Consulting Group to help expand its rental fleet relocation service in the U.S.

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Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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Fleet Sales Decline 12% in April

Vehicle manufacturers sold 12.2% fewer cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to rental, commercial, and government fleet buyers in April compared to a year ago in what has become a softening market for new vehicle sales.

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Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March

Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.

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Mile Fleet Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Mile Fleet LLC, a Florida-based vehicle supplier for rental car companies, has named Dave Goldstein as its new chief financial officer.

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Fleet Sales Decline in January Across the Board

Sales of fleet vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government buyers slipped lower in January, despite year-over-year growth in sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs, according to the automakers and Automotive Fleet data.

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New Leasing Service Available to Rental Companies

The Bancorp’s new subsidiary, TBBK Direct Leasing, will serve as a fleet leasing and management company to small and mid-size commercial and rental fleets in the New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut markets.

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Ford's 2017 Fleet Preview

Several MY-17 Ford vehicles were available to drive on eight different test tracks at the preview’s drive experience. Preview attendees included 900 of Ford’s top commercial, government, and rental customers.

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BMW Names Fleet Sales Head For North America

BMW has named David Duncan to head of corporate and special sales for the automaker in a role that oversees corporate fleet sales, executive allowance sales, and daily rental sales. The appointment is effective May 1.

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AutoNation Won’t Sell or Lease Vehicles With Safety Recalls

AutoNation Inc., one of America's largest automotive retailers, has announced a policy to not sell, lease or wholesale any new or used vehicle that has an open safety recall.

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AutoAp Launches Recall Notification Service

Dynamic Recall Management service enables fleet managers to access the daily recall status of their vehicles.

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Fleet Jam Session Returns to Auto Rental Summit

Three-hour workshop to feature fleet planning strategies, auction best practices, new lending opportunities and an insider’s look at repurchase programs.

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How Lenders Can Help Rental Fleets

Four car rental operators share their stories of finding lenders, how they strengthened these relationships and how lines of credit have helped their businesses expand.

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How Rental Companies Use Leasing

From taking advantage of a lessor's buying power to conserving capital, leasing is a good way to put wheels on the road — after doing your homework on the right type and terms for you.

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Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

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