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.


Germond Named CEO of Europcar Group

Starting Oct. 1, Philippe Germond will officially take the CEO position at Europcar Group'and will serve as a member of the board of directors of Europcar and Eurazeo.

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Hertz Appoints Icahn’s Nominees to Board

Hertz has appointed three new directors to the Hertz Board of Directors (Vincent J. Intrieri, Samuel Merksamer and Daniel A. Ninivaggi), which were nominated by Carl C. Icahn, Hertz’s largest shareholder.

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Richard Branson Invests in Sidecar

To help support its expansion nationwide, Sidecar — a San Francisco-based ride-sharing app company — has raised $15 million in funds from investors, including Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson.

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Hertz Provides 24/7 Service, Kiosks to NY Community

The Hertz Corp. has been chosen as the preferred car rental company of Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town (PCVST) in New York City, offering Hertz 24/7 service and Hertz ExpressRent Kiosks.

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Enterprise, National Gain Contract with Corporate United

Corporate United, a provider of managed supplier and contract solutions, has launched a new car rental program for its members through National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car brands.

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Zipcar Launches in France

Launching in Paris today, Zipcar has expanded its car-sharing service to France. Zipcar currently operates in the European countries of Spain, the U.K. and Austria.

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Wedding Car Rental Service Goes International

Britain-based Transport Broker Group has expanded its wedding rental car service internationally through its new website (www.weddingcarrental.com).

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car2go Purchases Mobile App RideScout

car2go North America LLC has acquired RideScout LLC, a app-based mobility platform that allows users to search and compare ground transportation options.

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Hertz, Live Nation Offer Promotion

Hertz and Live Nation have launched a new promotion that provides customers a discount on car rentals and Ticketmaster Ticket Cash through Oct. 31.

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National Adds New Models to Emerald Club

National Car Rental will be adding several new 2015 models to Emerald Aisle locations nationwide, including the 2015 VW GTI, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Challenger.

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