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.

Los Angeles World Airports Approves RFP for LAX Rental Facility

The Consolidated Rent-a-Car facility will house rental car agencies in one facility and will be the eastern terminus for the Automated People Mover train system.


Bobby Klyce, Avis Franchisee, Wins Annual Impact Award

In addition to his tenure with Avis, Klyce is an ACRA board member, and is involved with the Avis Licensee Association, Avis Advertising and Policy Committee, and Avis System Advertising Trust.


Tech Investor Drops from eHi Car Services

Coleman, who is the founder and CEO of Tiger Global Management, initially invested in eHi Car Services in 2015. He ended his investment in the first quarter of 2018 at an estimated net gain of 5%.


Guyanese Rental Owner Accused of Forging Toyota IDs

Osafo Yarde, owner of K&O Car Rental, denied allegations that he knowingly rented out vehicles with forged ID numbers and was released on bail.


Enterprise to Open Location in West Virginia Airport

The Enterprise location will be the third car rental agency in the North Central West Virginia Airport joining Hertz Rent a Car and Avis Rent a Car.


Avis Returns to Japan, Announces 4 Airport Locations

Idex Auto Japan, a dealer of new and previously owned vehicles and car rental operator in Japan, has been appointed the company's licensee to operate the brand.


Tesla Rental Startup Offers $49 Rides between LA, San Diego

Tesloop currently operates with a fleet of 12 vehicles.


All Future Rides to Be Carbon Neutral, Lyft Says

Just in time for Earth Day, Lyft expects the new initiative to offset over a million metric tons of carbon.


Jordan Court Rules to Ban Ride-Hailing Group Careem

Careem may resume operations in the country when it obtains the appropriate licenses.


Europcar Grows General Service Agent Network

General service agents are already established in 34 countries, with plans to grow their presence in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Belgium.


Avis Budget Group Named One of Canada's Top Employers by Forbes

The 2018 ranking highlights 300 companies with operations in Canada, across 25 industries.


Enterprise Holdings Celebrates 25 years in Canada

Employing 5,400 Canadians, Enterprise was named as one of The Best Places to Work in Canada by job-finding website Indeed.


Turo Closes $104M Investment Round

Turo aims to launch its Japanese operations prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


United Rental Group, Mile Fleet Agree to Subsidiary Partnership

Combining the synergies of both Mile Fleet LLC and United Rental Group LLC opens more opportunities for both entities.


International Car Rental Show Highlights Sixt's U.S. Plans, Growth in China, Mobility Solutions

With attendees hailing from far away locations such as New Zealand, Israel, Macedonia, Finland, and Sri Lanka, the 23rd annual ICRS provided industry players with the chance to learn, educate, and share ideas about the future of the rental world.


National Car Rental Earns Top Spot in Temkin Ratings

National Car Rental beat out 11 other rental companies, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ACE Rent A Car, and Advantage Rent-A-Car.


Champion Boxer Invests in Philippine Rental Startup

Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao invested in Graventure, a rental platform designed to connect rental agencies to customers through a central web and mobile platform.


NJ Developer Plans to Lease New Facility to Enterprise

The one story, 2,500-square-foot building near the College Square Shopping Center has already gained unanimous approval by the city's planning commission. It is awaiting final approval by the Newark city council.


In Memoriam: Peter Wurmer, EagleRider Cofounder

A celebration of life will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Crimson, at the main pool entrance inside Red Rock Hotel and Casino.


CarTrawler Partners with London-Based Mobility Platform

The partnership with Splyt will expand the range of mobility products offered to its travel partners.


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