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.


Singapore Carsharer BlueSG Hits 3K Subscribers in First Three Weeks

Currently, the carshare operator has 32 charging stations located throughout the city-state.

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Rentcars.com, Routes Announce Partnership

With this brand new edition, Rencar.com’s customers now have access to 15 more locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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Two Men Indicted in Rental Car Theft, Scam

The two men allegedly stole multiple luxury vehicles from Hertz's, Enterprise's, and Sixt’s Florida locations, and then sold them for cash in Massachusetts.

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Wash. Family Sues Avis Over Man's Death

Following the fatal fall, the State of Washington fined Avis $7,800 for what it deemed were three serious violations.

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Lyft, Aptiv to Offer Semi-Autonomous Rides at CES

The BMW 5 Series vehicles will include a safety driver in case of any self-driving systems failures

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In Memoriam: Pat Crahan, TRALA Board Member

Pat Crahan, Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) member and chairman of the Light Truck Rental Council (LTRC), passed away on Dec. 31 after a brief illness. Crahan was 89 years old.

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Ryde Inc. Launches Luxury Rental App

The Ryde app, available on Apple and Android devices, allows users to rent from a selection of luxury vehicles by day or night.

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Enterprise Holdings' Nicholson Details Career Path

In an interview with Investor's Business Daily, Enterprise Holdings' Pam Nicholson reveals her career path within the company that grew from $16.4 billion to $22.3 billion within her CEO tenure.

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Hertz Wins 75 Industry Awards

Hertz received 75 awards for its customer service, loyalty program and corporate responsibility throughout 2017.

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Mex Rent A Car Launches in Bulgaria

Currently, Mex has affiliate locations in countries such as Iceland, Morocco, and Canada.

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Raleigh-Durham Airport to Build Rental Car Facility

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Airport Layout Plan (ALP), which includes a new consolidated rental car facility.

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Daimler Mobility Services Acquires Majority Stake in Chauffeur Privé

Daimler Mobility Services controls more than 50 percent of the French private vehicle rental service and plans to fully acquire Chauffeur Privé by 2019.

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Green Motion Recognized for Sustainability

Corporate Vision Magazine recognized Green Motion in its 2017 Executive Awards for its sustainable business model.

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car2go to Launch in Jerusalem

car2go will launch with a fleet of 17 vehicles in Jerusalem in early 2018.

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Green Motion Expands Fleet in Morocco

Green Motion Morocco has added new Toyota hybrid models to its car rental fleet.

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Avis Budget Group Partners With Hawaiian Airlines

Under the multiyear agreement, Avis Budget Group will be the exclusive car rental partner of Hawaiian Airlines.

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Forecast: Holiday Travel Will Reach Record Levels

AAA’s latest research found that travel during the year-end holiday period from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. will be the highest year-end travel volume on record.

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Turo Partners With Petersen Automotive Museum

Peer-to-peer carsharing service Turo is offering the chance to win one of five ride-along experiences in rare vehicles from Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Atlanta Airport Experiences Shortage of Rental Cars

A power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport hours caused major delays, flight cancellations and a shortage of rental cars.

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Renault, Ferrovial to Launch ZITY Carsharing Service in Madrid

The new electric vehicle carsharing service will feature 500 Renault ZOE vehicles.

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What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.

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