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 Wins Trademark Dispute with Europcar

The High Court in London has ruled in favor of Enterprise Holdings in a trademark dispute with Europcar, which focused on the use of the "e-logo" by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. It occurred when Europcar introduced an "e" logo in its branding in 2012.


Avis New Zealand Wins Travel Award

At a recent awards ceremony in Auckland, Avis Car Rental was honored as "Leading Rental Car Company" by readers of Travel Digest, a New Zealand travel industry magazine.


Ford, Zoomcar Pilot Car-Share Program in India

Ford Motor Co. has partnered with Zoomcar to pilot a car-sharing project in India’s Bengaluru. As part of its smart mobility plan, Ford is conducting 25 global mobility experiments around the world.


Hertz Launches International Winter Sale, Up to 25% Off

The Hertz Corp.’s winter sale promotion includes bookings made between Jan. 2 and Jan. 30 in select locations across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. This offer excludes the U.S. and Canada.


Europcar Named Supplier to Lawn Tennis Association

Europcar has been named the official car rental supplier to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Through this partnership, players and staff will now have access to Europcar’s car rental to and from tournaments and events.


Sixt Recognized for Business Car Rental

At the 2014 World Travel Awards, Sixt received the award for the “World’s Leading Business Car Rental Company.”


Car2go to Launch in China

Car2go will be launching its car-sharing service in the Chinese city of Chongqing within a year. This pilot program will bring several hundred of its smart fortwo vehicles.


Hertz Names New Chief Information Officer

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has appointed Tyler Best as the new executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Jan. 26. With prior experience in senior IT roles at YP, Vanguard Car Rental and Ally Financial, Best will oversee Hertz’s global IT functions.


Rental Industry Shows Positive Year-Over-Year Growth in Franchise Report

According to the December ADP National Franchise Report, the rental car industry had a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.3%, falling slightly below the average growth rate (3.4%) for all franchises.


Dollar Thrifty Expands in Germany

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTAG), part of The Hertz Corp., has expanded its existing network in Germany with 116 additional locations in cities such as Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Cologne and Munich.


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Big Government versus the Small Operator

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Mind you, I never took the CDW to be able to play smash-up derby with a rental car, nor did I rob a bank with one. But there are stories.

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