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.

Avis Budget Group Launches First Mobility Lab in Kansas City

The initiative includes fleet of 5,000 connected cars in more than 20 Avis Car Rental locations throughout the greater Kansas City area.


National Car Rental Announces Two-Year Sponsorship Agreement with PGA Jr. League

The agreement makes National the presenting sponsor of the PGA Jr. League Championship.


Tijuana Airport Bridge Traffic Grows 47%

The Cross Border Xpress (CBX) terminal near the U.S./Mexico border is a pedestrian bridge reserved exclusively for Tijuana Airport passengers and is served by major and independent car rental companies.


Didi Chuxing Ride-Hailing App To Launch Carsharing Service

China’s ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing plans to launch a electric vehicle carsharing service with an investment of $151 million.


BlueSG Carsharing Launches in Singapore

BlueSG, a subsidiary of French transportation firm Bollore Group will launch with a fleet of 80 vehicles and 120 charging stations.


BMW Launches ReachNow Carsharing Service in China

In partnership with EVCARD electric carsharing company, the BMW Group launched its carsharing service in Chengdu, China.


GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.


Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.


Green Motion CEO Receives Green Fleet Award

Richard Lowden, founder and CEO of Green Motion, was given the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s Green Fleet Awards in the U.K.


Maven Selects Element Fleet Management for Maintenance Services

General Motors' Maven carsharing service has chosen Element Fleet Management to provide maintenance and accident services for its fleet across the United States.


San Diego Airport’s Rental Car Center Wins Building Award

In conjunction with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the Austin/Sundt joint venture team accepted an award for the San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center in the category of Excellence in Building Construction – Public Work.


GM Launches Maven Gig Service in Baltimore

General Motors’ carsharing Maven has expanded its Maven Gig service to Baltimore.


AAA Expands Gig Car Share to San Francisco

AAA's Gig Car Share has opened reserved parking spaces at San Francisco International Airport for its one-way carsharing service.


Rugged Rental Wins Overall Renter Rated Award renters have named Rugged Rental in Salt Lake City as the overall winner of the 2017 Renter Rated Program Award. Runner ups include AAMCAR in New York City, Midway Luxury in Los Angeles, and Firearch Rent A Car in Fort Worth, Texas.


Pam Nicholson Named Automotive News All-Star

Pam Nicholson, CEO of Enterprise Holdings, has been named as Automotive News’ 2017 All-Star in Remarketing.


Green Motion San Diego Wins Six Franchise Awards

Green Motion’s San Diego franchise received six awards during the company’s International Franchise Network Awards.


Europcar Group Adds New Franchises in Nine Countries

Europcar and its low-cost brand InterRent have opened new franchises in Israel, Lebanon, Rwanda, Senegal, Cambodia, Guatemala, Mali, Dubai, and Chile.

Read more... Launches Platform for Independent Operators, an online car rental service, has announced the opening of Marketplace, which targets independent car rental companies. The online vehicle rental platform will first launch in the U.K. and expand to other countries within the year.


Green Motion Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Launched in 2007 in the United Kingdom, Green Motion currently operates in over 30 countries.


Lurento Expands Luxury Rental Service to United Arab Emirates

Lurento, a European-based luxury car rental company, has launched its service in the United Arab Emirates. Customers can now rent luxury and sports cars in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


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