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 Announces Timing of First Quarter Results

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has announced that it expects to issue a press release and hold a conference call detailing the company's 2014 first quarter earnings results on or before June 9.

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Silvercar to Launch at Phoenix Airport

Silvercar, the app-based car rental operation, will be launching its rental service for travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in June.

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Hertz Renovates Newark Airport Location

The Hertz Corp. has recently completed technological and logistical renovations at its Newark Liberty International Airport facility.

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Sixt Reports Strong Start to 2014

For the first quarter 2014, German-based Sixt SE’s revenue and earnings were both up compared to last year’s figures. Rental revenue climbed 9.5% — from EUR 210.1 million in Q1 2013 to EUR 230.1 million.

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Midway to Open at Burbank Airport

Midway Car Rental has announced the move of its Burbank location to Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport.

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Enterprise Partners with Travel Management Operators

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has formed new agreements with top travel management operators in Europe, including American Express Travel and BCD Travel.

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Zipcar Expands in Pasadena

Zipcar and the Pasadena Department of Transportation (DOT) are partnering to introduce 20 Zipcars in 10 new locations in Pasadena, Calif.

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Hertz, Avis Budget Forecast 2014

In their most recent conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on pricing, fleet costs, the used car market and fleet optimization strategies.

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Avis Adds 10 Percent Revenue in Q1

Avis Budget Group Inc. has reported its first quarter 2014 revenue of $1.9 billion, a 10% increase compared to first quarter in 2013. This is primarily due to a 6% increase in rental days and the acquisitions of Payless and Zipcar.

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Zipcar Announces New ONE>WAY Service

Zipcar has announced its new ONE>WAY service, which will enable members to take point-to-point trips using Honda Fits.

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