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.


San Antonio Airport Opens $178M Rental Facility

The 1.8-million-square-feet CONRAC facility houses 14 rental car companies, a quick turnaround area for fueling, and approximately 2,600 ready/return parking spaces.

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Saudi Ride-Hailing App Seeks Women Drivers

Careem offers a fixed salary, bonuses, and discounts with corporate partners.

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Sixt, BMI Launch U.K. Airport Car Service

myDriver is available on most BMI routes.

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Green Motion Expands to Portugal

The Portuguese franchise is set to open in April 2018.

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Green Motion Seeks Franchise Opportunities at Fitur

Members of the car rental company's head office attended the international trade show to meet with potential franchisees and supply partners.

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Lyft, Aptiv Extending Las Vegas Semi-Autonomous Taxi Program

Following CES, Aptiv CTO Glen De Vos hinted that the two tech companies are looking to bring the pilot program to a second market.

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Calif. Judge to Approve $7M Uber Settlement

The lawsuit was brought against the company by drivers in California for alleged labor-code violations.

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Audi Launches Car Rental Service in Singapore

Audi On Demand launched with a fleet of 10 vehicles; rates start at $76 for four hours.

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car2go Reports 30% Growth in 2017

With 2.97 million customers, the company has been able to strengthen its global market leadership in the flexible carsharing sector.

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Enterprise Re-enlists Kristen Bell, Joel McHale for Ad Campaign

The new campaign will feature the actors in both television ads and digital shorts to showcase the range of transportation solutions offered by Enterprise.

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Omega World Travel Honors Enterprise

Omega World Travel honored Enterprise Rent-A-Car with the Car Rental of the Year award.

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Hertz Partners With XOJET

Private jet travel company XOJET named Hertz its official rental car partner.

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Green Motion Opens Rental Location in Malta

The car and van rental company is now operating in over 30 countries in Europe, North and Central America, and the Middle East.

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Supreme Court Leans Toward Protecting Drivers in Rental Case

During the hearing of Byrd v. United States, justices seemed to favor upholding the Fourth Amendment rights of drivers operating rental vehicles without being listed on the rental agreement.

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Jaguar Brings the F-Type SVR to Enterprise

Over 20 Jaguar F-Type SVR models are available for rent through Enterprise's Exotic Car Collection fleet at 16 Enterprise locations in the United States.

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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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Car Rental Revenue Up at St. Louis Airport after Uber, Lyft Added

Revenue from car rentals increased 7.2% at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after three months, while taxi pickups dropped by 19.5%.

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Europcar Selected as 2018 Edelman Award Finalist

The international awards program by INFORMS selected six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science.

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Turo Offers 'KITT' Trans Am Rental

A modified 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is available for daily rental in Los Angeles.

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Advantage Rent A Car Launches Mobile App

The app enables customers to select and reserve vehicles from Advantage Rent A Car's fleet, access Advantage Awards, contact customer support, and more.

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