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.


Sixt Turns Profit in U.S.

Sixt says June was its first profitable month in the U.S., which continued in July. Companywide revenues were up 17.1% for the first half of 2016.

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Rio Olympics: How Did Car Rental Fare?

During the Summer Olympics, the Brazil car rental association expected about a 15% increase in daily rentals for the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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Green Motion Launches Franchise in Romania

Green Motion’s Romania franchise has opened at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport.

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Hertz New Zealand Named Most Trusted Rental Brand

Hertz New Zealand has taken top honors in the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Car Rental Company category for 2016.

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Avis Budget Names Chief Innovation Officer

Avis Budget Group Inc. has appointed Arthur Orduna as chief innovation officer, effective August 29.

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Rentalcars Connect Partners With Online Travel Agency

Rentalcars Connect, a division of Rentalcars.com, has formed a partnership agreement with Destinia, an online travel agency.

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Singapore Peer-to-Peer Rental Company Opens in Shanghai

PPzuche.com, a Singapore-based peer-to-peer car rental company, has launched its long-term rental service in Shanghai.

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Volvo to Supply Autonomous Vehicles to Uber

Volvo and Uber have formed a $300-million partnership in which the Swedish automaker will supply fully autonomous vehicles to Uber for use by the ride-sharing service by 2021.

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Europcar Australia Relocates Brisbane Location

Europcar Australia has relocated its Brisbane City location to nearby Fortitude Valley.

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U-Save Opens Two New Locations in Florida

U-Save Car & Truck Rental has opened two new locations in South Florida at Miami International Airport and in the city of Doral.

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Zipcar to Provide Bike, Ski, Surf Racks on Vehicles

By partnering with Yakima Products Inc., Yakima’s StreamLine base rack system will be added to more than 150 Zipcar vehicles in 17 U.S. and Canadian markets.

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Dublin Named Top European Pickup City for U.S. Travelers

Auto Europe, a provider of international car rental services, has released a study with the top 10 European pickup cities for U.S. travelers from Jan. 1 through June 20, 2016. Dublin was the top city for rental car pickups for U.S. travelers.

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Expedia, Priceline Owe State Excise Tax

A court in Hawaii ruled that online travel companies such as Expedia and Priceline must pay Hawaii’s general excise tax on certain rental car transactions.

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Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

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Avis Budget Adds Amex Express Checkout as Payment Option

American Express’ Amex Express Checkout is now available as an online payment option for Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers.

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BMW’s ReachNow Launches at Seattle Airport

BMW’s ReachNow carsharing service has added a new park and fly service for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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FSNA Reports Revenue of $2.2M for Q2

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has reported revenue of $2,221,108 from its continuing operations for the second quarter 2016. This is compared to revenue of $2,266,590 for Q2 2015.

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Lyft to Add Extra Stop to App

Lyft will soon introduce the ability to add an extra stop into the app during a ride.

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GO Rentals Participates in Road Safety Trial

GO Rentals, a New Zealand-based car rental company, has joined forces with the New Zealand Transport Agency and HMI Technologies to test a Bluetooth device that delivers auto safety messages to rental car drivers.

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Philadelphia Named Most Expensive Car Rental City

After comparing rental rates in 50 U.S. cities, CheapCarRental.net found that Philadelphia had the highest daily rate at $83 for August.

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The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

Car Rental’s Call to Action on Autonomous Vehicles

The car rental industry has built-in advantages to support a world with driverless cars, but it needs to take the next step in partnering with autonomous vehicle stakeholders.

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