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 Increases Revenue by 2% in Q1

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $1.9 billion for its first quarter 2016, a 2% increase and 3% growth in constant currency.

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April Airport Rates Slightly Up

For the first time in five months, April airport rates were up — up $0.59 overall. The Northeast continued its large year-over-year declines while the Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest were up in the $4 to $5 range.

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Enterprise Discusses Future of Driverless Cars

In the not-too-distant future, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car customers may be renting vehicles that drive themselves.

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Enterprise Truck Rental Opens First Montana Location

Enterprise Truck Rental, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has opened its first Montana location in Billings.

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Mercury Adds Oklahoma, Illinois to Ride-Hailing Insurance

Mercury Insurance is now offering ride-hailing insurance to cover Uber, Lyft, and other Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Illinois.

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Avis Budget Recognized for Multicultural Business Opportunities

Avis Budget Group Inc. has been selected as one of America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2016.

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2016 International Car Rental Show in Pictures

Featuring seminars, the exhibit hall, and attendees, photo galleries from the 2016 International Car Rental Show are now live. Speaker presentations are also available online.

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Dublin Tops European Pickup Cities for U.S. Travelers

Based on Auto Europe’s data during first quarter 2016, Dublin, Paris, and London were the top three European cities for car rentals picked up by U.S. residents.

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Green Motion Launches in Poland

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion has opened a franchise location in Poland at the Warsaw Chopin Airport. This is Green Motion’s first facility in Poland.

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Auto Rental News International’s 3rd Edition Now Available

The third edition of Auto Rental News International is now available online. This digital-only version features a quarterly analysis of the car rental industry in four regions across the world.

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$3 Weekly Car Rental Rates are Unsustainable

Better technology, education, transparency, and a way to show the correlation between price and customer service are needed.

A Seminal Moment for the Global Car Rental Industry

The 2016 International Car Rental Show convened the first meeting of association directors from around the world that represented an important step to communication, problem-solving, and idea-sharing between the groups.

For the Future of Car Rental, See China

The new “mobility service providers” in China (and India) may show us a world without rental counters first.

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