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.


Car Rental and the World Cup

Four rental companies share their preparations for Brazil’s global event as well as their expectations for their businesses during the month-long tournament.

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Avis to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its second quarter 2014 results after the market close on Monday August 4.

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car2go Faces Pushback in Wisconsin

Because it is illegal to permanently reserve parking spaces on city streets, car2go is facing legal hurdles to start its car-sharing service in Madison, Wis.

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FSNA Names New Director of Operations

Brad Kjar has been named as the new director of operations for Franchise Services of North America’s subsidiary U-Save Car & Truck Rental.

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Enterprise Expands to Iceland

After adding Reykjavik Excursions as a franchise partner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be operating at airport and city locations in Iceland during the coming months.

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Hertz Partners with German Airline

The Hertz Corp. has teamed up with German airline airberlin to offer special airline and car rental discounts at 171 destinations.

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GoCar Begins Operation at Dublin University

Ireland’s car-sharing service GoCar has opened a new location at Dublin’s University College.

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Enterprise Plus Offers Perks to UK Renters

By joining the new Enterprise Plus rewards program, U.K. renters could earn free car rental days, free upgrades and priority check-in on Enterprise Rent-A-Car rentals.

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Fox Adds Location at London Airport

Los Angeles-based Fox Rent-A-Car continues to expand its international affiliate program by adding a new location at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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50-City Survey: June Airport Rates Flat, Differ by Region

In our inaugural 50-city survey, rate quotes for the top 50 U.S. airports remained flat in a year-over-year comparison. However, there were large differences in regional rates.

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Has Consolidation Killed the Car Rental Entrepreneur?

In the midst of a new round of car rental company buyouts, the successful independent is becoming a rare commodity.

Why Some Residents Don’t Want car2go

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