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 Plans to Hire 10K College Grads

Enterprise Holdings Inc. has announced plans to hire nearly 10,000 college graduates into its Management Training Program worldwide in 2017.

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Avis Budget Named Military Friendly Employer

Avis Budget Group Inc. has earned the 2017 Military Friendly Employer designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse.

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Toyota Launches Hybrid Carsharing in Ireland, Italy

Toyota’s new hybrid carsharing program YUKO is being piloted in Dublin, Ireland and Forli, Italy.

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Daimler Offers Flexible Renting With Smart Vehicles

With access to the full line of smart vehicles, customers can rent a car from one day up to three months.

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Honda Partners With Ride-Hailing Service Grab

Honda’s $750 million investment in ride-hailing Grab is part of an agreement to collaborate on motorbike-hailing services.

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Enterprise Launches Brands in Jamaica

Enterprise Holdings' three brands – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car – are now available at the Sangster International Airport as well as at one location in Montego Bay.

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ReachNow Expands Service in Seattle and Portland

The carsharing app has increased its fleet to cover more areas of Portland and all of Seattle.

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Airline Ancillary Revenue Projected at $67.4B

IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler project airline ancillary revenue will reach $67.4 billion worldwide in 2016.

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TranSystems to Design Rental Car Facility at John Glenn International

TranSystems Corporation of Ohio has been selected to design a new rental car facility at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

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City of Berkeley Opens One-Way Carshare Applications

The city of Berkeley is now accepting applications from companies interested in providing one-way carshare.

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Hertz Partners With Localiza

Hertz has reached a long-term agreement with South America’s car rental company, which includes Localiza's purchase of the Hertz operations in Brazil and combined Localiza Hertz branding in Brazil.

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U-Save Car and Truck Rental Opens New Locations in Mississippi

Franchise Services of North America has announced the opening of two new U-Save Car and Truck Rental locations in the cities of Hattiesburg and Fulton.

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Budget Iceland Named Licensee of the Year

Budget Car Rental has named Budget Iceland as “Licensee of the Year” for the second year in a row.

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Volvo CEO Discusses Carsharing's Impact on Automotive Market

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson predicts short-term rental and peer-to-peer carsharing will be the two most popular forms of car usage.

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Unidas Files for IPO

The Brazil-based car rental company has filed for an initial public offering and hired several banks to underwrite the transaction.

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AutoNation Reverses Recall Policy

A year after declaring a no-sale policy, AutoNation is allowing vehicles with recalled parts to be sold.

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AlphaCity Car Sharing Passes 1M Shared Miles

AlphaCity vehicles in the UK have travelled a combined 1,022,084 miles for the year to date.

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JustRide Start-up Shifts to Peer-to-Peer Business Model in India

The Bengaluru-based start-up has recently raised $3 million and switched to a peer-to-peer car sharing platform to grow its business.

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Selfdrive.In Plans to Launch in UAE in January 2017

The car rental company will launch in Dubai with a fleet of 1,500 cars by early January.

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Getaround Partners With CityCarshare

The partnership will add more than 200 vehicles to San Francisco-based Getaround’s fleet and City CarShare members will now arrange rentals through Getaround’s app.

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Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Are Commercial Drone Deliveries Eminent in the U.S.?

Amazon just delivered its first package by drone in England. Will U.S. delivery fleets be able to take advantage soon?

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

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