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.


Avoiding Social Media Mistakes

When developing your company's social media plan, it's important to focus on user engagement and brand monitoring, as well as being open to professional guidance.

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Car Rental Q&A: Tips for Starting a Company Blog?

A car rental operator asks for tips on how to start a company blog. Blogs can be a cost-effective way to drive traffic to your website, especially if you share the blogs through social media channels.

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E-Z, Advantage Explain Dual-Brand Strategy

The officers of the new combined company expound on integration plans, growth strategy and parent company Catalyst's role.

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Zipcar Expands to Seven More Airport Locations

Zipcar has expanded its carsharing service to seven more U.S. airports. With this expansion, Zipcar is now operating at more than 50 airport locations in the U.S. Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Thrifty, Hertz Take Top Ranks in Social Media Performance List

Engagement Labs, a technology and data company, has released a list of the top U.S. car rental companies based on their social media performance on Facebook and Twitter. Thrifty Car Rental took first place for Facebook while Hertz took the top spot for Twitter.

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Avis Budget Sees Slight Revenue Decrease in Q1

Avis Budget Group Inc. has reported revenue of $1.9 billion for its first quarter 2015, a 1% decline compared first quarter 2014. This is primarily due to a 5% increase in rental days in the Americas, offset by an approximately $85 million negative impact from movements in currency exchange rates.

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ACRA, Auto Safety Groups Support Car Rental Recall Bill

On May 1, the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of legislators.This legislation is backed by ACRA, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and several other auto safety groups.

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Avis, Budget Recognized in Top 50 'Green' Brands

Avis Budget Group Inc. announced that its two flagship vehicle rental brands, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental, have been named among America's top 50 "green" brands.

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Alamo Rent A Car Expands into Paraguay

Continuing its expansion in Latin America, Enterprise Holdings has expanded its Alamo Rent A Car brand to Paraguay and appointed Amigos S.R.L. as its franchise partner.

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Avis Budget Acquires Full Ownership of Brazilian Licensee

Avis Budget Group Inc. has acquired 100% ownership of its licensee in Brazil by purchasing equity and debt interests in the business for approximately $40 million.

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The Promise of Telematics for Small Fleets

Did you know women really are safer drivers than men? Using this and other types of big data to analyze risk is the new frontier for small fleets.

How Phil LeBeau Got it Wrong

The CNBC airline and auto reporter made some questionable assumptions as to the health of the car rental industry.

“Total Loss” Category Causing Unneeded Losses for Fleets

On Carfax and AutoCheck’s vehicle history reports, the category “Total Loss” is often used for vehicles that are satisfactorily repaired. Is that fair?

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