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.


Europcar to Appoint New CEO

Europcar's CEO Roland Keppler will end his term of office as of July 31. Chief Financial Officer Caroline Parot will assume the role of interim CEO during the recruitment process.

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FSNA Names New Director of Franchise Sales

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has appointed Jason Brown as the new director of franchise sales of its subsidiary, U-Save Car & Truck Rental.

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Sixt Expands U.S. Franchises

As Sixt continues to seek new U.S. franchises, six rental operators share their stories of taking the plunge into the franchise market and joining the Sixt family.

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Car Rental and the World Cup

Four rental companies share their preparations for Brazil’s global event as well as their expectations for their businesses during the month-long tournament.

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Avis to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its second quarter 2014 results after the market close on Monday August 4.

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car2go Faces Pushback in Wisconsin

Because it is illegal to permanently reserve parking spaces on city streets, car2go is facing legal hurdles to start its car-sharing service in Madison, Wis.

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FSNA Names New Director of Operations

Brad Kjar has been named as the new director of operations for Franchise Services of North America’s subsidiary U-Save Car & Truck Rental.

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Enterprise Expands to Iceland

After adding Reykjavik Excursions as a franchise partner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be operating at airport and city locations in Iceland during the coming months.

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Hertz Partners with German Airline

The Hertz Corp. has teamed up with German airline airberlin to offer special airline and car rental discounts at 171 destinations.

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GoCar Begins Operation at Dublin University

Ireland’s car-sharing service GoCar has opened a new location at Dublin’s University College.

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Are Renters Exhibiting a Creeping Sense of Entitlement?

Some say this attitude is more prevalent in the millennial generation. Trend or not, your focus should be on dealing with it effectively.

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Our survey of small commercial fleets reveals their top pain points, but also shows that just a little more focus on fleet could drive big improvements.

Chrysler First Looks and First Drives

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