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.


car2go Purchases Mobile App RideScout

car2go North America LLC has acquired RideScout LLC, a app-based mobility platform that allows users to search and compare ground transportation options.

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Hertz, Live Nation Offer Promotion

Hertz and Live Nation have launched a new promotion that provides customers a discount on car rentals and Ticketmaster Ticket Cash through Oct. 31.

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National Adds New Models to Emerald Club

National Car Rental will be adding several new 2015 models to Emerald Aisle locations nationwide, including the 2015 VW GTI, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Challenger.

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A Dog's Tale

How a car rental operator and a renter arrived at an amicable conclusion to a hairy situation.

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The First 25 of the Last Great Independent

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Fox Rent A Car's owners talk frankly about the company's growth potential, its new car-sharing initiative, surviving consolidation and the fierce competition to get into airports.

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Finding the Right Car Wash Fit

Whether by hand or a car wash unit, keep in mind factors such as permits and fees, water containment and space considerations when setting up a car wash.

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Worst Cleaning Jobs Ever (And Some Good Tips to Help)

From finding fish guts to sour milk to human body parts in rental cars, rental operators share their cleaning horror stories.

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Airport, Rental Companies Cooperate on New Car Wash

South Dakota's Rapid City Regional Airport worked with its car rental providers to build a $2.9-million car wash and fueling facility that minimizes water, land use and turnaround time.

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Avis: Pricing Gains Tempered by Recalls

Avis Budget Group goes in-depth on how pricing is driving strong earnings, while this year's record number of recalls is taking a toll.

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Car Rental Q&A: What Should I Consider When Switching to an Automatic Car Wash?

A rental car operator is thinking about switching from hand washing to an automatic car wash system. Besides buying the equipment, what else does he need to consider?

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Can Leasing Work for High-Mileage Fleets?

“I run high miles on my vans, so leasing isn’t for me,” is a common refrain — from the uneducated small-fleet administrator.

Managing the Social Media Rant

How do you handle customer service when those Really Angry Customers now have a much bigger megaphone?

The Shape of ACE to Come

In an exclusive interview, Dick Radzis and Charlie Mullen talk about the sale of their corporate locations to Avis Budget Group, discuss the company’s plans for the ACE Rent A Car brand and more.

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