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.

Thrifty Car Rental Launches in Singapore

Working with franchise partner Sime Darby, Thrifty Car Rental (part of The Hertz Corp.) has opened two downtown locations in Singapore. Currently operating in Malaysia and the Philippines, these are the first Thrifty locations in Singapore.


Zipcar Expands Service at GO Transit Stations

Zipcar and Metrolinx, Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, are expanding their partnership by adding Zipcars to seven additional GO Transit stations.


National Offers Nissan Murano to Canadian Customers

Starting this month, National Car Rental is offering its Canadian customers access to the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover.


Partnership Helps Zipcar Expand Mobility Service in France

Zipcar has partnered with SNCF, France's national railway operator, to integrate into its "door-to-door" mobility service.


Enterprise Recruits for Call Assistance Program in Canada

Enterprise Holdings has announced a partnership with New Brunswick government that will help create more jobs in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be recruiting for its call assistance program.


Avis Adds Four Locations in Indonesia

Avis Car Rental will be opening four new locations in Batam, Indonesia. Currently, Avis operates in seven cities across Indonesia.


Indian-Based Carzonrent Purchases Carpooling Company

Carzonrent India Pvt. Ltd, an Indian-based car rental company headquartered in New Delhi, has acquired Ridingo, a carpooling peer-to-peer startup company. Ridingo’s mobile and cloud-based platform will help Carzonrent expand its ride-sharing opportunities in India.


Fox to Open Corporate Location in Myrtle Beach

On May 1, Fox Rent-A-Car will open a new corporate location in Myrtle Beach — its first corporate facility in South Carolina.


Car Rental Show's 20th Year: New Name, Venue

Drawing over 800 attendees from across the U.S. and overseas, this year’s International Car Rental Show took place at Bally’s Las Vegas.


Enterprise CarShare Announces CarSharing Association Membership

At the 2015 International Car Rental Show, Enterprise CarShare formally announced it has joined the CarSharing Association (CSA), a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing cooperation between urban mobility providers, cites and public transit.


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