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.

Avis Budget Increases Q3 Revenue to $2.5B

Avis Budget Group Inc. has reported revenue of $2.5 billion for its third quarter 2014, a 6% increase compared to third quarter 2013.


Avis Budget Acquires Budget Licensee in So. Calif., Las Vegas

Avis Budget Group Inc. has agreed to acquire its Budget Car Rental licensee for Southern California and Las Vegas for approximately $210 million, plus the cost of acquired fleet.


Enterprise CarShare Releases New Mobile App

Enterprise CarShare has launched a new mobile app for smartphone users to make reservations, choose pickup locations and extend rentals. Over the past year, the car-sharing service has launched more than 30 new U.S. programs.


Sixt Thailand Expands Fleet

Due to the upcoming tourist season, the Sixt Thailand franchise (Master Group Corp.) has increased its fleet from 700 to 1,000 vehicles.


Enterprise Expands UK Footprint

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened a new branch in Birmingham. This new site adds to Enterprise's growing network of more than 370 locations throughout the U.K.


Lucky Offers Free Rentals in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Lucky Rentals locations are offering free car rentals to customers needing a vehicle to visit sick relatives in the hospital.


Avis to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its third quarter 2014 results after the market close on Wednesday Oct. 29.


Hertz Adds Final Piece of Structural Steel to Headquarters

The Hertz Corp. had a “topping out” ceremony to celebrate the placement of the last piece of structural steel to its new global headquarters in Estero, Fla.


Avis Increases Stock Repurchase Program

Avis Budget Group’s board of directors has authorized an additional $200 million of future share repurchases. This gives the company $375 million of available repurchase authorization.


Zipcar Partners with New York Hotel

Under a new partnership with Islandia Marriott Long Island hotel, two Zipcar car-sharing vehicles are now available for hotel guests to reserve for hourly or daily rentals.


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Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

The 2014 Auto Rental Summit was a great place to assess the state of the car rental market, both the good and the bad.

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