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.


Hertz Reports $1.5B in Rental Revenue for Fourth Quarter

In addition to releasing its rental revenue for fourth quarter 2014, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. also announced 21% of its new fleet was delivered and review and investigation of its financial records are ongoing.

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Sixt Opens Location at Dallas Airport

Sixt SE and Sixt rent a car USA LLC have opened a new car rental branch inside Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Rental Car Center. This is Sixt’s second location in Texas.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Expands into Denmark

Continuing its expansion into Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched in Denmark through a joint venture between two Danish businesses: Nordania Leasing and Semler Group.

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Sixt Launches in Kuwait

Sixt Rent a Car has expanded its international car rental network in the Middle East to include Kuwait, with locations at the Kuwait International Airport and Kuwait City.

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Sixt Adds Two Members to Managing Board

Sixt SE’s supervisory board has added two new members to its managing board: Alexander Sixt and Konstantin Sixt.

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Iceland’s Blue Car Rental Offers Free Rental Day

As part of Blue Car Rental’s new promotion for 2015, travelers who rent a vehicle for seven days will receive the eighth day for free.

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Dollar, Thrifty Open More Locations in Italy

Replacing existing locations operated by a former licensee, Dollar and Thrifty brands have opened 29 branches across Italy, including Rose, Milan, Venice and Naples.

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Avis Budget Hits $8.5B for Full-Year 2014 Revenue

Avis Budget Group has reported an increase in revenue year-over-year for both fourth quarter 2014 as well as the full-year 2014: $1.9 billion and $8.5 billion, respectively. In 2014, Avis had its highest total adjusted EBITA in company history at $876 million.

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Florida CarShare Tax Cut in Half

Carsharing customers in Florida are now paying a $1 per-use tax versus the previous $2 surcharge. According to Enterprise Holdings, it supports this tax cut because it helps draw attention to unfair excise taxes.

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Indiana Utility Commission Denies Rate Increase to Fund Electric Carsharing

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has denied a $16 million rate increase to Indianapolis Power & Light Co. to pay for Indianapolis’ BlueIndy electric carsharing charge stations.

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