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.


Sixt Opens at California’s Santa Rosa Airport

Sixt has a new franchise location at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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Avis Alaska Wins Loss-of-Use Case

State Farm Insurance refused to pay the full amount for loss-of-use damages on a rental car from the Avis Alaska franchise. An Alaska court ruled in favor of the franchise.

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BlueIndy to Hold Grand-Opening Ceremony

The electric carsharing company BlueIndy is set to launch on Sept. 2, with vehicles available at 25 charging stations throughout the city of Indianapolis.

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Hertz Names EVP of North American Rental Operations

Alexandria Marren has been appointed Hertz’s new executive vice president of North American rental car operations.

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Boston to Add 80 Vehicles to Carsharing Program

Boston's mayor has announced that the city will partner with Zipcar and Enterprise CarShare to bring 80 new carshare vehicles to Boston's carsharing program.

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Hertz Adds Hyundai Sonata Hybrid to Fleet

The Hertz Corp. has expanded its Green Traveler Collection fleet to include the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in select U.S. cities.

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National Launches Annual ‘One Two Free’ Promotion

National Car Rental has launched its annual “One Two Free” promotion for registered Emerald Club members to receive one free rental day for every two qualifying rentals of a midsize or larger vehicle.

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Sixt Rental Revenue Up 20.8%

During the first half of 2015, the Sixt Group recorded strong growth on foreign business operations in Western Europe and the United States.

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Enterprise's Flex-E-Rent Expands Commercial Fleet Offering in UK

Enterprise and Burnt Tree have joined forces under the Enterprise Flex-E-Rent brand, creating one of the U.K.’s largest commercial vehicle rental businesses.

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Green Motion Opens in Toronto

Green Motion has launched its first location in Toronto. The franchise will serve customers at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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