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.


Enterprise Receives ‘Most Admired’ Award

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been recognized as the 2014 “Most Admired Car Rental Company” by readers of The Beat, a travel business newsletter.

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FlightCar Opens Fourth Airport Location

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company FlightCar has expanded its operations to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This is FlightCar’s four major U.S. airport location.

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Zipcar Offers Car Sharing to Southwest Employees

In this first-of-its-kind partnership with Southwest Airlines, Zipcar will provide memberships to nearly 45,000 Southwest and AirTran employees, who will have access to car sharing in all Zipcar cities around the globe.

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Avis, Budget Add 2015-MY Vehicles to Fleets

Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental have started adding new vehicles to their rental fleets and have announced their new model-year 2015 vehicles.

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FSNA Reports Steep Drop in Revenue

For the quarter ending June 30, Franchise Services of North America Inc. reported its revenue from continuing operations at $2,628,557 compared to revenue at $50,690,948 a year ago.

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Enterprise CarShare, Zipcar Get GSA Car-Sharing Contracts

As part of a pilot car-sharing program, the General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Enterprise CarShare and Zipcar as car-sharing providers for federal government employees in Boston, Chicago, New York City and Washington D.C.

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eHi Auto Services Files for IPO

Shanghai-based eHi Auto Services, a Chinese auto rental and chauffeuring company, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO).

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Hertz Launches Golden Tickets Drawing in Europe

Known as the Golden Tickets drawing, Hertz has started a new giveaway for customers across Europe to win 50 prizes including flights and luxury car rentals.

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car2go Calgary Exceeds 65K Members

car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp., has exceeded 65,000 members in Calgary, Canada.

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Hertz Portugal Offers Car, Golf Rental Package

Hertz Portugal has partnered with MyCaddyMaster, a golf clubs rental company, to offer a combined car and golf equipment rental package.

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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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