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.

Routes Car Rental Joins NÜ Car Rentals Affiliate Network

As an affiliate of NÜ Car Rentals, Canadian-based Routes Car Rental opened its first U.S. rental location near Chicago O’Hare International Airport.


Updated Avis App Hits More Than 250,000 Users

Avis Car Rental’s updated mobile app — with its Avis Now features — has gained more than 250,000 users and logged more than 100,000 rental transactions since it launched in July.


ReachNow's Carsharing Service Adds Long-Term Rates

BMW’s ReachNow carsharing service is now offering long-term rates for up to five days of rental in the Seattle area.


Avis Car Rental Offers Golf Promotion

Now through Dec. 10, customers who rent for two consecutive days or longer can save up to 25% on their rental and receive two single-day tickets to a qualifying PGA TOUR tournament.


Enterprise Recognized for Workplace Training, Development

Enterprise Holdings Inc. has been honored as a 2016 BEST Award winner by the Association for Talent Development (ATD).


Best Way Auto & Truck Rental Offers Affiliate Program

Best Way Auto & Truck Rental, a subsidiary of American Commerce Solutions, started an affiliate program in September. In addition to its 18 corporate locations, so far it has four affiliates and is planning to open an additional seven affiliate locations in the next few months.


Avis Budget Group to Announce Third Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its third quarter 2016 results after the market close on Wednesday Nov. 2.


October is Busiest Month of Rental for Business Travelers

According to Hertz, more corporate customers will rent cars in the U.S. during October than any other month of the year, driving an estimated 114 million miles.


Enterprise Launches ‘Plus Your Points’ Promotion

Between Oct. 17 and Jan. 20, 2017, Enterprise Plus loyalty members who register for the promotion can earn double points on qualifying rentals.


Enterprise Donates $250K Toward Disaster Response in U.S., Haiti

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is supporting post-Hurricane Matthew disaster relief and recovery efforts in the United States and Haiti with donations to help with clean-up efforts and health care for survivors. In the U.S., Enterprise Rent-A-Car has deployed thousands of vehicles.


Enterprise Car Club Adds Vehicles in Birmingham

U.K.-based Enterprise Car Club, part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has doubled the number of carsharing vehicles in Birmingham – from six to 15 vehicles.


Europcar, GoMore Offer Car Rental, Carsharing Solution

Europcar and GoMore, a carsharing provider, have designed Drive & Share, a mobility solution that allows customers to rent a car for four to 12 months with the option of sharing it on the GoMore platform when not using it.


Singapore's $2-Hour Rental Company Expands Fleet

Tribecar, a Singapore-based short-term car rental company, has increased its fleet fivefold in the last six months. The company charges as little as $2 per hour for a car rental.


Tempest Car Hire Adds Tata Bolt Hatchbacks to Fleet

Johannesburg-based Tempest Car Hire has partnered with automobile manufacturer Tata and added Tata’s Bolt hatchbacks to its rental fleet.


GoCar Launches New Fleet of BMW i3 Vehicles

Partnering with BMW, Ireland’s carsharing initiative GoCar has added 10 new BMW i3 electric vehicles at 10 locations across Dublin.


America Car Rental Continues Expansion in Mexico

America Car Rental has 10 rental locations throughout Mexico, including Cancun, Monterrey, and Merida. It opened its newest facility in Los Cabos.


Sixt Opens Franchise in Indianapolis

Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA, LLC) announce the opening of a new branch in the Indianapolis market. Tom Wood Group, the franchisee of this location, owns and operates dealerships and has over five years of experience in car rental.


ACRA, Goodyear Partnership Provides Discount Rates to Members

No matter the rental fleet size, every American Car Rental Association member in the U.S. can now purchase Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly auto and light truck tires at discounted prices.


Car Rental in Middle East Evolves into New Normal

A sustained period of low oil prices has slowed new development in the region, and service industries are processing the impact.


Africa's Challenge

On the world's least developed continent, car rental companies concentrate on corporate growth while managing the threat of terrorism, a lack of infrastructure, and a vast unorganized market.


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Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

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