Rental Operations

There are many rental operations factors that go into running a car rental company effectively and efficiently. This channel covers all rental operations including vehicle cleaning and maintenance, marketing, training, franchising, front line performance, operator profiles and car sharing.


Mex Rent A Car Partners With Rentcars.com

Mex Rent A Car has officially partnered with Rentcars.com, a car rental price comparison site based in Latin America.

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Autoclick Rent-A-Car Now Serves 25 Airports in Europe

Autoclick Rent-A-Car has expanded and now offers its vehicle rental services at 25 airports throughout Europe.

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Enterprise Increases Support of Collision Repair Society

Enterprise Holdings has upgraded to a corporate member of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). Enterprise has held a company membership with SCRS since 2013.

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Montpelier Ends Carsharing Pilot Program

CarShare Vermont’s carsharing pilot will end after operating for two years in Montpelier.

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ReachNow Expands Service in Portland

BMW's ReachNow has expanded its carsharing service’s home area in Portland, Ore.

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Fox Acquires Carsharing Platform

Fox Rent A Car has acquired a carsharing platform developed by JustShareIt (JSI). Currently, the carsharing service will only be available at Los Angeles International Airport but will expand to other Fox corporate locations within a few months.

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Auto Recalls Reach 53.2 Million in 2016

Automakers recalled a record 53.2 million vehicles last year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2015, 51.2 million vehicles were affected by recalls.

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car2go Updates Carsharing Fleet in Columbus

car2go has announced that its carsharing fleet in Columbus will now feature the latest version of the smart model as well as new car2go technology.

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Mobile Software Reduces Vehicle Damage Expenses

InspectionNotes from Automobile Technologies enables rental agents to perform mobile vehicle inspections by taking photos and documenting any damage on a mobile phone or tablet.

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National Car Rental’s Emerald Club Celebrates 30 Years

National Car Rental’s frequent renter program Emerald Club celebrated its 30th year on St. Patrick’s Day. Through the end of March, National fans have a chance to win a gift card by tweeting their favorite Emerald Club benefit.

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Hertz Named Rental Car Sponsor of PGA TOUR Tournament

The Hertz Corp. and the Arnold Palmer Invitational have signed another four-year partnership agreement for Hertz to be the official rental car sponsor of the PGA TOUR tournament.

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Budget Car Rental Launches Redesigned Website

Budget Car Rental’s redesigned website includes a modern look with more personalized features such as an interactive car guide to view the latest Budget vehicles.

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Fox Adds Affiliates in Europe, Caribbean

Fox Rent A Car has opened new airport affiliate locations in Malta, Poland, Antigua and Barbuda, and Aruba.

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Hertz Now Open at London Gatwick Airport's North Terminal

Hertz UK has launched its rental service from Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, becoming the only car rental company to have fleet available at the airport's North Terminal.

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BVRLA Publishes Guide for Dealing with Connected Vehicles

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has published a best practice guide to support rental companies when dealing with connected vehicles and how data is being used.

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Enterprise Invests 120,000 Euros to Fight Hunger in Ireland

As part of its Fill Your Tank program, Enterprise Rent-A-Car plans to invest 120,000 euros with Crosscare social support agency in Ireland over the next six years. The program is in collaboration with The Global FoodBanking Network.

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Uber Drivers Guilty of Using Vehicles for Commercial Use

A Hong Kong court found five Uber drivers guilty of illegally using their vehicles for commercial purposes.

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GoCar Provides On-Site Pool Carsharing Vehicles

GoCar, Ireland’s carsharing program, has introduced its dedicated fleet service for parking-less developments in Dublin. The dedicated GoCar will give residents or businesses in a particular building access to an on-site vehicle.

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Sixt Expands in Ireland

Sixt has added a new location at Ireland’s Cork Airport and has redesigned its location at Dublin Airport.

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South Korea Launches First Hydrogen Carsharing Program

The city of Gwangju plans to offer South Korea’s first hydrogen carsharing program. There will be 15 hydrogen vehicles available as well as 27 all-electric vehicles.

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Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

With 2025 emissions targets back in review, manufacturers, alt-fuel, and alt-power suppliers weigh in on the potential impacts of Trump’s initiatives.

Why GM’s Telematics Announcement is a Really Big Deal

Enabling a telematics connection at the factory — and not through an aftermarket hardware installation — is a game changer for fleets.

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

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