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.


Enterprise Ends Europcar’s License to Operate National, Alamo Brands

Enterprise Holdings has terminated the Master License Agreement that Europcar held to operate the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Avis Announces Management Changes, Combining Operating Regions

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to combine its three operating regions into two, the Americas and International. This realignment will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015, in connection with several management changes.

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U.S. Car Rental Industry Achieves Record Revenue

The U.S. car rental market is expected to achieve a record total revenue of $26,127 billion in 2014.

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Los Angeles, San Francisco File Lawsuit Against Uber

Prosecutors in California have filed a lawsuit against Uber’s ride-sharing service, saying its unlawful business practices are in violation of California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500.

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Car2go Reaches 1M Members Worldwide

In honor of reaching one million members, car2go has revealed its user behavior data from its 60 locations worldwide, including over 32 million trips taken since car2go’s launch.

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Avis Named Rental Car Provider for Inspirato Luxury Club

Avis has announced that it has signed a new, multi-year partnership agreement with luxury destination club Inspirato. Under the partnership, Avis has been named Inspirato's exclusive rental car provider.

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Zipcar Expands ONE > WAY Testing in Boston

After testing its new ONE > WAY service, Zipcar has now made the service available to all current Zipcar members in the Boston area. Currently, a total of 200 ONE > WAY Honda Fits are located throughout Boston.

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Hertz Adds 80 European Locations in 2014

Continuing to expand across Europe, the Hertz Corp. has opened more than 80 new downtown branches in 2014. One of the latest city locations is Madrid's Puerta de Atocha train station.

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BMW, Sixt Officially Launch DriveNow in London

DriveNow, the car-sharing initiative by the BMW Group and Sixt SE, has launched in London with a fleet of 210 vehicles. The all-electric BMW i3 will be introduced to the London fleet in 2015.

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Car2go Adds 2 Locations in Vancouver

Originally launched in Vancouver in 2011, car2go’s car-sharing service will continue to expand within the city by adding new locations in Richard, British Columbia, and at Vancouver International Airport.

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5 Predictions for Car Rental in 2015

Next year’s mechanics hinge on plentiful new car supply and a softening used car market.

Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

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