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.


Hertz Ends Contract Agreement With Ryanair

Due to a contractual dispute, The Hertz Corp. has ended its car rental agreement with Ryanair. Ryanair is now seeking legal action against Hertz for breach of contract.

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Iceland Passes Law to Allow Carsharing

The Icelandic parliament has recently passed a law permitting peer-to-peer carsharing services.

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Avis Offers New Vehicles at Canadian Locations

New rental vehicles are now arriving at select Avis locations in Canada — from British Columbia to Newfoundland.

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Rentis Expands to Lithuania

Rentis, a car rental company based out of Poland, has expanded to Lithuania with three new locations.

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Sixt Opens Franchises at Boston and Charleston Airports

Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA, LLC) have opened two new franchise locations to service Boston Logan International Airport and Charleston International Airport.

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Gotham Dream Cars Merges With Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car

Both luxury rental car companies will continue to operate as separate brands at 12 U.S. locations.

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A Tribute to Gil Cygler

Car rental veterans share stories about Gil Cygler and his impact on the car rental industry. Cygler recently sold his AllCar Rent-A-Car and Carpingo brands to Enterprise Holdings.

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Avis Budget to Report Second Quarter 2015 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its second quarter 2015 results after the market close on Monday Aug. 3.

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Enterprise Hires More Than 6K Veterans

Enterprise Holdings has hired more than 6,000 military veterans and reservists since joining the ranks of the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012.

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Zipcar, Showtime Offer Drive-In Screenings

Zipcar and SHOWTIME are collaborating for the second time to offer Zipcar members the opportunity to attend a complimentary drive-in screening of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”

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Today’s conference call was the debutant ball for Hertz’s new CEO, in which he set the company’s direction on regaining market share, fixing Dollar and Thrifty, the threat from Uber, Hertz’s exit from carsharing, prepaid rentals and more.

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