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.


Enterprise Holdings Now Operating in Jamaica

Enterprise has two locations open at the Sangster International Airport and Montego Bay.

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ReachNow Expands Service in Seattle and Portland

The carsharing app has increased its fleet to cover more areas of Portland and all of Seattle.

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Airline Ancillary Revenue Projected at $67.4B

IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler project airline ancillary revenue will reach $67.4 billion worldwide in 2016.

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TranSystems to Design Rental Car Facility at John Glenn International

TranSystems Corporation of Ohio has been selected to design a new rental car facility at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

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City of Berkeley Opens One-Way Carshare Applications

The city of Berkeley is now accepting applications from companies interested in providing one-way carshare.

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Hertz Partners With Localiza

Hertz announced it has reached a long-term agreement with South America’s largest car rental company, which includes Localiza's purchase of the Hertz operations in Brazil and combined Localiza Hertz branding in Brazil.

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U-Save Car and Truck Rental Opens New Locations in Mississippi

Franchise Services of North America has announced the opening of two new U-Save Car and Truck Rental locations in the cities of Hattiesburg and Fulton.

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Budget Iceland Named Licensee of the Year

Budget Car Rental has named Budget Iceland as “Licensee of the Year” for the second year in a row.

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Volvo CEO Highlights How Carsharing Will Impact Automotive Market

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson predicts short-term rental and peer-to-peer carsharing will be the two most popular forms of car usage.

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Unidas Files for IPO

The Brazil-based car rental company has filed for an initial public offering and hired several banks to underwrite the transaction.

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AutoNation Reverses Recall Policy

A year after declaring a no-sale policy, AutoNation is allowing vehicles with recalled parts to be sold.

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AlphaCity Car Sharing Passes 1M Shared Miles

AlphaCity vehicles in the UK have travelled a combined 1,022,084 miles for the year to date.

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JustRide Start-up Shifts to Peer-to-Peer Business Model in India

The Bengaluru-based start-up has recently raised $3 million and switched to a peer-to-peer car sharing platform to grow its business.

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Selfdrive.In Plans to Launch in UAE in January 2017

The car rental company will launch in Dubai with a fleet of 1,500 cars by early January.

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Getaround Partners With CityCarshare

The partnership will add more than 200 vehicles to San Francisco-based Getaround’s fleet and City CarShare members will now arrange rentals through Getaround’s app.

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How Intelligent Transport Systems Affect Car Rental

Intelligent Transport Systems such as self-driving vehicles and mobility services like ride hailing are changing the transportation industry. If car rental companies do not adapt, they risk becoming obsolete.

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ACRA Takes the Capitol

The American Car Rental Association convened its third annual "Day on the Hill" to discuss with legislators the issues directly affecting car rental operators today.

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Operators Discuss Disaster Prep

With Hurricane Matthew recently hitting the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, we asked rental operators what procedures they have in place to help protect their staff members, facility, and vehicles when a hurricane is headed their way.

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Discount: Our Plan to Grow Self-Service Rentals

Steven Lazaroff of Discount Car and Truck Rentals shares the company's strategy for implementation of its new hourly truck and van rental service.

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Indie Players Launch Networks

Two independent car rental companies are looking to expand their footprints: Best Way Auto & Truck Rental has launched an affiliate network while Airport Van Rental is offering franchises.

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