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.

Zipcar Partners With Vermont Department of Tourism

Joining with the Vermont Department of Tourism and marketing, the “Who Taps it Best?” Campaign encourages Zipcar members to use its car-sharing vehicles when traveling in the Green Mountain State.


Special Report: The Problem with Renting Fast Cars

Fat profit margins on thin capital, deficient insurance and a propensity for insurance fraud — welcome to the wrong way to rent an exotic car.


Hertz Appoints Former Airlines Executive as Chief Revenue Officer

Jeffrey (Jeff) T. Foland has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Hertz Global Holdings Inc., effective later this month. Foland recently served as executive vice president, chief marketing and strategy officer at United Airlines.


Silvercar Drops January Daily Rates to $59

During the month of January, Silvercar, the app-based car rental operation, is offering customers a daily rate of $59 to rent one of its silver Audi A4 vehicles.


Top 10 Auto Rental News Items in 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, take a look back at the 10 most-read news stories on the Auto Rental News website.


Uber CEO Indicted in South Korea

Travis Kalanick, Uber Technologies Inc.’s chief executive officer, was indicted in South Korea for disregarding a local transportation law prohibiting rental cars from operating as cabs.


Avis, Budget Fleet Includes Canadian Cars of the Year

Avis Budget Group has announced that three vehicles in its Canadian 2015 model-year fleet (2015 Volkswagen Golf, 2015 Hyundai Sonata and the 2015 Hyundai Genesis) have been named as “Best Cars of the Year” by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.


Hertz New Caledonia Celebrates 50 Years

Opening as the first car rental company on the Pacific island of New Caledonia in 1964, Hertz has expanded to more locations and now has a fleet of 170 vehicles.


Avis, Budget Acquire Brands in Scandinavia

Avis Budget Group has agreed to acquire its licensee for the Avis and Budget brands in Norway, Sweden and Denmark for approximately $50 million.


Booking Group Mails Santa Letters Worldwide

For the second year, car rental broker Booking Group sent Christmas cards to children of its clients worldwide. The personal Santa letters were mailed from Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland.


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Big Government versus the Small Operator

The new rules drafted by the California Air Resources Board are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck driver is tough to swallow.

Confessions of a Renter — Me

Mind you, I never took the CDW to be able to play smash-up derby with a rental car, nor did I rob a bank with one. But there are stories.

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