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.

October Airport Rates Show Improvement

The October 2015 average rate quote decreased $1.60 from last year, but it’s the smallest decrease in several months, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. The rate quotes slightly increased during the last two weeks of October.


Austin Airport Opens New Rental Car Facility

The new five-level, 1.6-million-square-foot consolidated rental car facility contains 11 rental agencies and space for car storage, cleaning, fuel and vehicle pick up and drop off.


Hertz to Announce Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will host a live webcast discussion of its 2015 third quarter financial results on Monday Nov. 9.


Enterprise Provides Car Maintenance Package to Military, Veterans

During November, Enterprise Car Sales is providing active U.S. military members, veterans and their dependents a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with the purchase of any Enterprise vehicle.


FSNA Reports Net Loss of $700K for 2014

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2014.


Avis Budget Increases Q3 Revenue by 1%

Avis Budget Group Inc. has reported revenue of $2.6 billion for its third quarter 2015, a 1% increase, on an increase on rental days partially offset by negative currency exchange rates.


Fox Opens 8 New Locations in Italy

Fox Rent-A-Car continues its European expansion with eight locations that are now open for reservations or opening soon in Italy.


Avis Namibia Named Avis Licensee of the Year

Avis Namibia was honored as the Avis Licensee of the Year for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


DriveNow Launches in Stockholm

DriveNow, the joint venture carsharing service between the BMW Group and Sixt, started operating in Stockholm, Sweden on Oct. 20th. Currently, the carsharing service is available in ninth cities across Europe.


UK Carsharing Company Adds 20 Electric Vehicles

U.K.’s carsharing company Co-wheels has added 20 electric Renault Zoe vehicles to its rental fleet.


Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

How Will New Lease Accounting Rules Affect Small Fleets?

The move to put lease obligations on the balance sheet brings up questions on whether the change would affect a company’s ability to borrow money, its financial statements and the accounting of closed- and open-end leases.

Why the Optimism in Car Rental?

Attendees of this week’s Auto Rental Summit conveyed a uniformly positive outlook. In the face of the many industry threats these days, what’s up?

Uber Vehicles and Open Recalls

New transportation modes may have built a better mousetrap, but they shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to safety.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.