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.


Jaguar Land Rover Invests $25M in Ride-Hailing Lyft

InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility services business, has invested $25 million in ride-hailing service Lyft. This investment will provide Jaguar Land Rover with the opportunity to develop and test its mobility services and to supply Lyft drivers with a fleet of vehicles.

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Via Route Car and Truck Rentals Acquires Bleu Pelican

With this acquisition, Canadian-based Via Route Car and Truck Rentals adds 19 locations to its brand.

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Enterprise Named Most Trusted Car Rental Brand in Canada

The Gustavson Brand Trust Index, which measures Canadian consumers’ opinions about corporate and product brands, has named Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the 2017 winner for the car rental category.

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Ridecell Provides Platform for Poland’s Carsharing Program

Ridecell Inc., a carsharing and ridesharing platform provider, has announced that its mobility platform will power a new carsharing program that's part of Volkswagen Group Poland.

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Auto Europe Sponsors French Road Trip Sweepstakes

Auto Europe, a global car rental aggregator, has sponsored a French road trip sweepstakes where the winner receives a golf weekend in France complete with a round of golf, two nights of accommodations, and a luxury car rental.

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Zipcar Launches Carsharing Service in Taiwan

Zipcar’s expansion to Taipei, Taiwan, marks the first major city launch in Asia for the brand.

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Green Motion Continues Expansion in Greece

International car rental company Green Motion has continued its network expansion in Greece with the most recent opening near Kalamata International Airport.

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Hertz Partners With Aeroméxico Airlines

Aeroméxico passengers can now book car rental at the best available rates for Hertz and Firefly in Mexico and with Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly in any of the airline's other world destinations.

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Former Sixt Franchisees Protest in South Florida

Brian Canin and Andrew Almand protested with picket signs at the Sixt Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale locations on Wednesday May 31.

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FSNA Reports Q1 Revenue of $2.5M

Franchise Services of North America (FSNA), franchisors of the U-Save brand, has reported its Q1 revenue at $2,580,345.

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Ridecell to Provide Tech to AAA Carsharing Service

Ridecell Inc., a carsharing and ride-hailing platform provider, is providing the technology infrastructure for Gig Car Share, a new carsharing service launched by AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah.

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Avis Budget’s Legal Department Wins Award

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has named Avis Budget Group Inc. as a 2017 ACC Value Champion. Avis Budget's legal department earned the award for its Legal Transformation Program.

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Silvercar Launches Initiative to Partner With Travel Agents

Silvercar is now offering incentives aimed at introducing travel agents and their clients to its airport car-rental business.

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Enterprise Partners with Paramount to Promote Transformers Movie

Through the partnership, Enterprise is producing custom movie-themed digital content and promotion in branches throughout the country.

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Frontline Performance Group Launches Software to Deliver Data, Analytics

Global consulting firm Frontline Performance Group (FPG) has launched IN-Gauge, a performance management tool, which analyzes customer and employee behavior, recognizes opportunities, and identifies KPIs.

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Rate-Highway, Perfect Price Deliver Artificial Intelligence for Rental Pricing

The comprehensive pricing solution combines Rate-Highway’s rate automation technology and the artificial intelligence capabilities that Perfect Price brings to the industry.

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Airport Rates Fall for Sixth Consecutive Months

In May, the rate quotes were down $1.44 — the sixth month in a row that rates have been down. The Northeast and Midwest regions were up $8.39 and $6.16, respectively. Boston had the highest average rate quote of $94.13.

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BBB Investigates Payless Car Rental’s Complaint History

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Eastern Oklahoma informed attorney general of four states of its investigation into the complaint history of Payless Car Rental. Over 830 complaints have been filed against Payless in the past three years.

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Google's Waze Carpool Service Expands in Calif.

Alphabet's mapping and navigation app, Waze, will launch its carpooling service in southern California on June 6 in an expansion of the service that's now available in northern California and Israel.

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Vulog Launches Ride-Hailing Technology Platform

Vulog, a carsharing technology provider, is unveiling its new technology platform that enables drivers of ride-hailing services to use shared cars in free-floating services.

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Car Rental Rates Up, Fleet Sales Down — Correlation?

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

Hertz, Avis Autonomy Partnerships: Good First Steps on a Long Path

Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.

An Inside Look at Car Rental in China

A trip to a new car rental convention in Guangzhou reveals a booming market, yet one facing unique challenges.

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