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.

Best Way Auto & Truck Rental Offers Affiliate Program

Best Way Auto & Truck Rental, a subsidiary of American Commerce Solutions, started an affiliate program in September. In addition to its 18 corporate locations, so far it has four affiliates and is planning to open an additional seven affiliate locations in the next few months.


Avis Budget Group to Announce Third Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its third quarter 2016 results after the market close on Wednesday Nov. 2.


October is Busiest Month of Rental for Business Travelers

According to Hertz, more corporate customers will rent cars in the U.S. during October than any other month of the year, driving an estimated 114 million miles.


Enterprise Launches ‘Plus Your Points’ Promotion

Between Oct. 17 and Jan. 20, 2017, Enterprise Plus loyalty members who register for the promotion can earn double points on qualifying rentals.


Enterprise Donates $250K Toward Disaster Response in U.S., Haiti

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is supporting post-Hurricane Matthew disaster relief and recovery efforts in the United States and Haiti with donations to help with clean-up efforts and health care for survivors. In the U.S., Enterprise Rent-A-Car has deployed thousands of vehicles.


Enterprise Car Club Adds Vehicles in Birmingham

U.K.-based Enterprise Car Club, part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has doubled the number of carsharing vehicles in Birmingham – from six to 15 vehicles.


Europcar, GoMore Offer Car Rental, Carsharing Solution

Europcar and GoMore, a carsharing provider, have designed Drive & Share, a mobility solution that allows customers to rent a car for four to 12 months with the option of sharing it on the GoMore platform when not using it.


Singapore's $2-Hour Rental Company Expands Fleet

Tribecar, a Singapore-based short-term car rental company, has increased its fleet fivefold in the last six months. The company charges as little as $2 per hour for a car rental.


Tempest Car Hire Adds Tata Bolt Hatchbacks to Fleet

Johannesburg-based Tempest Car Hire has partnered with automobile manufacturer Tata and added Tata’s Bolt hatchbacks to its rental fleet.


GoCar Launches New Fleet of BMW i3 Vehicles

Partnering with BMW, Ireland’s carsharing initiative GoCar has added 10 new BMW i3 electric vehicles at 10 locations across Dublin.


America Car Rental Continues Expansion in Mexico

America Car Rental has 10 rental locations throughout Mexico, including Cancun, Monterrey, and Merida. It opened its newest facility in Los Cabos.


Sixt Opens Franchise in Indianapolis

Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA, LLC) announce the opening of a new branch in the Indianapolis market. Tom Wood Group, the franchisee of this location, owns and operates dealerships and has over five years of experience in car rental.


ACRA, Goodyear Partnership Provides Discount Rates to Members

No matter the rental fleet size, every American Car Rental Association member in the U.S. can now purchase Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly auto and light truck tires at discounted prices.


Car Rental in Middle East Evolves into New Normal

A sustained period of low oil prices has slowed new development in the region, and service industries are processing the impact.


Africa's Challenge

On the world's least developed continent, car rental companies concentrate on corporate growth while managing the threat of terrorism, a lack of infrastructure, and a vast unorganized market.


Nurturing Car Rental in Nigeria

With a population shift to the cities, a growing middle class, and new oil exploration, Elroseandria Automobile in Lagos is looking to take advantage.


South Africa: Old Market, New Growth

A weakness in the rand has spurred international inbound tourism and kept South Africans within the country on holiday, while falling fuel prices have South Africans driving more.


Car Rental in Kenya: Safari Tours, Oil Investors, Nonprofits

Nairobi-based Active Car Hire is gaining traction with long-term rentals to business clients while facing a large market of unlicensed competitors.


Sixt Opens First Location in Ecuador

Sixt Rent a Car has opened its first franchised location at Ecuador’s Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.


Europcar New Zealand Announces New Travel Sales Manager

Europcar New Zealand has appointed Melissa Carter to the role of travel sales manager.


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The Customer Isn’t Always Right

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