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.

Assessing the Impact of Changes to Overtime Rules in 2016

In addition to an increased number of recent wage and hour filings in federal court, the Department of Labor is proposing a dramatic revamping of the "white collar" exemptions test. Are you prepared?


Autonomous Vehicles: Understanding Liability for Car Rental (Part II)

To date, the car rental industry has been mostly left out of the picture regarding autonomous vehicles and liability. It's time to consider these issues well before autonomous vehicles are deployed.


Car Rental Q&A: What's the Biggest Threat to Car Rental in the Next Year?

We asked several International Car Rental Show attendees for insights into their businesses in 2016 and the industry in general.


Here's What You Missed

If you weren't at the 2016 International Car Rental Show, you missed understanding firsthand how new trends, threats, opportunities, legislation, and products and services will affect your business.


BMW’s ReachNow Tops 13K Members in First Month

Since its launch one month ago in Seattle, BMW Group’s carsharing service ReachNow has more than 13,000 people registered for the service. BMW Group has named ReachNow's executive team.


car2go to Offer Cross-Jurisdictional Access in Virginia, D.C.

Effective May 26, car2go members can start trips in Arlington, Va., and legally end them in Washington, D.C., and vice versa. Prior to cross-jurisdictional access, users had to start and end trips in the same jurisdiction.


Hertz Revenue Declines 6%

In the first quarter 2016, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has reported its total revenues as $2.3 billion, a 6% decline versus the first quarter of 2015. Hertz’s car rental average fleet declined 4% but fleet efficiency rose to 77%.


Ford Dealer Opens Retail Rental Service in N.C.

Capital Auto Rental, a division of Capital Ford, has opened in Raleigh, N.C. The rental service provides vehicles for daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term rentals.


Enterprise CarShare Supports Pulmonary Hypertension Association

In celebration of World Pulmonary Hypertension Day, Enterprise CarShare announced its support of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) to help raise awareness of this rare heart and lung condition.


Avis Budget Increases Revenue by 2% in Q1

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $1.9 billion for its first quarter 2016, a 2% increase and 3% growth in constant currency.


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8 Ways Fleets Are Adapting to Urban Migration

In the new mobility eco-system, goods, services, and people still need to be moved — the hard part will be figuring out how and where fleets will take advantage.

$3 Weekly Car Rental Rates are Unsustainable

Better technology, education, transparency, and a way to show the correlation between price and customer service are needed.

A Seminal Moment for the Global Car Rental Industry

The 2016 International Car Rental Show convened the first meeting of association directors from around the world that represented an important step to communication, problem-solving, and idea-sharing between the groups.

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