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.

DriveNow Suspends Carsharing Service in SF

Due to issues with parking permit regulations, BMW’s DriveNow will stop its carsharing service in the San Francisco Bay Area on Nov. 2.


National Pays $158M for Naming Rights on NFL Stadium

This new NFL stadium in St. Louis will be named “National Car Rental Field.” The 20-year agreement includes a $158 million investment by National Car Rental.


GM Launches Carsharing Program in NYC

General Motors' Let’s Drive NYC is available to eligible residents of The Ritz Plaza, a luxury apartment building at Times Square. Residents use a GM mobile app to reserve a vehicle and access parking.


Buffalo CarShare Reopens with Zipcar Acquisition

Forced to close, nonprofit Buffalo CarShare has reopened with help from Zipcar.


Miami Ranked Lowest for U.S. Rental Rates

Miami has the least expensive rental car rates in the U.S., according to a Cheap Car Rental survey that looked at 50 U.S. cities over the past 12 months.


Enterprise Offers $9.99 Weekend Special

At participating Enterprise neighborhood locations (non-airport), customers can rent vehicles at $9.99 per day when renting Friday through Monday this fall.


Europcar Australia Sees Booking Increase for Summer

Europcar’s rental bookings for the summer have increased as more Australians plan to stay at home for the holiday this year.


Carvenient’s Carsharing Service Launches in Reading

Carvenient Club’s has launched its smart fortwo carsharing fleet in the city of Reading, England.


AgentCars Partners with Sales Agent to Expand in Latin America

RentingCarz, the holding company for AgentCars’ online rental car platform, has teamed up with Discover the World’s sales teams to reach 13 Latin American countries.


Hertz UAE Adds Fuel-Efficient Models

The car rental company has added more than 1,600 new vehicles that offer low carbon dioxide emissions and high fuel economy.


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