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.

Flat Airport Rental Rates Continue in September

In September’s 50-city survey, rate quotes for the top 50 airports were down 0.6% from a year ago, the second consecutive month with a drop from last year. Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport had the highest average quote at $76.64.


Hertz to Pay Frissora $10.5M in Separation Agreement

As part of a separation agreement, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will pay former CEO Mark Frissora about $10.5 million in cash, which includes his annual bonus for 2013.


Avis Loyalty Program Wins Travel Award

Unlimited Budget, Avis Budget Group's loyalty program for business travelers, has been named a 2014 Gold Magellan Award Winner by Travel Weekly.


car2go to Launch in Brooklyn

car2go, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp., is bringing its car-sharing service to Brooklyn.


Lyft Acquires Ride-Sharing Platform Hitch

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing Lyft has acquired Hitch, a ride-sharing mobile app platform that connects multiple passengers traveling along similar routes.


Zipcar Brings Car Sharing to City of Dallas

Zipcar has partnered with the City of Dallas to launch its car-sharing service under a pilot program. Six Zipcar vehicles will be available in designated city-owned lots.


Silvercar Raises $14M in Venture Capital

With plans to continue to expand its Audi A4 rental service, Silvercar has raised $14 million more in venture capital from investors, including Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin.


Columbus Votes in Favor of Car-Sharing Program

After a one-year pilot program, the Columbus City Council wants to make car2go’s car-sharing service permanent within the city.


Alamo Offers Disney Vacations Contest

As the official rental car of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, Alamo Rent A Car will be awarding Disney Parks or Disney Cruise Line vacations as part of its “From Coast to Castle” contest.


Top Chinese Rental Company Launches IPO

The Hertz Corp.’s car rental partner in China (China Auto Rental Inc.) has launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong stock exchange to help increase its rental fleet.


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