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.


Hertz, Avis Follow Enterprise, End Partnership with NRA

Following a fierce Twitter boycott, both companies will no longer offer special pricing to NRA members.

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Enterprise Holdings Cuts Ties with NRA

Enterprise, Alamo, and National will no longer provide discounts to NRA members.

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Toronto Delays car2go Parking Program

The pilot program would provide 2,000 permits that would allow vehicles to use permit parking spots for a year.

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Russia's Yandex.Drive Launches in Moscow

All tariffs comprise the cost of gasoline, parking, and insurance.

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Sixt Opens Tampa Airport Rental Facility

This marks the second grand opening of the year for the car rental company.

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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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Intelligent Dynamic Pricing: New Zealand Tourism’s New Battleground

Andrew Pascoe, chief executive for MarginFuel, illustrates how New Zealand's tourism industry could benefit by strategic use of dynamic pricing.

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What is 'Enterprise,' Alex?

[VIDEO]: See Enterprise make its Jeopardy! debut.

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National Car Rental Survey Finds Travelers Managing Work and Life Balance

Eighty percent of survey respondents made time for themselves during business trips. Ninety-two percent of bosses supported employees taking part in non-work-related activities.

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Phoenix Rental Operator Loses $1.85 Million Lawsuit

Investigators found that Dennis N. Saban, owner of Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car, violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by adding extraneous taxes and surcharges on vehicle rentals.

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Argentina Welcomes Country's First Carsharing Service

The app-based carsharing company has plans to serve downtown Buenos Aires later this year.

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Enterprise Expands to Finland

Helsinki-based LänsiAuto Group, which has 550 employees, will draw on Enterprise Holdings' global expertise, resources, and technologies.

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Hertz Partners with SpotHero for Mobile Parking Reservations

Hertz customers will be able to book parking in over 50 cities across North America through the Hertz mobile app.

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Bandago Owner Tracks Stolen Rental Van, Working to Rewrite Calif. Rental Laws

After spotting a van stolen from his rental company, Bandango Van Rentals CEO Sharky Laguana tracked and reclaimed the vehicle. Now, he's hoping to make it easier for other rental operators to reclaim their stolen property.

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Carsharing Initiative in China Eases Traffic for Spring Festival

The recently launched “train + car sharing” program at Guangzhou South Station has an average of 500 carshare orders per day.

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Prague Launches Carsharing Website

An online hub created by the Czech Carsharing Association and Prague City Hall encourages convenient and efficient mobility.

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Saudi Arabia Sets New Requirements for Car Rental Staff

Beginning March 19, car rental office employees must be Saudi nationals.

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HyreCar Launches in New York

The carsharing platform currently operates in 29 states across the country.

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Maven Launches Car-Sharing in Toronto

The service will initially offer 40 vehicle options to customers.

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Navotar, Wacom Partner to Go 'Green' with Digital Signatures

The partnership with Wacom allows for a signature pad that connects directly to the Navotar system.

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What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

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.

Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.

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