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.


Green Motion Expands to Latvia

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion has announced that it will open several locations in the European country of Latvia. The company provides low carbon-dioxide car and van rentals.

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Autorent Named Best Rental Brand in UAE

Autorent Car Rental LLC, a car rental company based in UAE, was named "Best Car Rental Brand of 2014 in UAE" by the Global Brands Magazine Awards.

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Avis Added to Mobily Loyalty Program

Mobily, a Saudi Arabia-based mobile telecom service, has added Avis Car Rental as a new partner in its Neqaty program.

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ACRA Meets Senator to Discuss Rental Industry

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association, met with Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) to continue the fight against rental car excise taxes and rental recall legislation.

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Enterprise CarShare Launches in San Francisco

Beginning Feb. 2, Enterprise CarShare will start operating in San Francisco with more than 20 locations. Partnering with General Motors, its fleet will include Sonic, Cruze, Malibu and Equinox for the first four months.

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FSNA Opens 7 U-Save Car & Truck Locations

Franchise Services of North America (FSNA) will be opening seven U-Save Car & Truck Rental locations in the U.S. and internationally, including three locations in New Jersey, one location in Florida, one location in Massachusetts and two locations in Jamaica.

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Avis to Announce Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results after market close on Wednesday Feb. 18.

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DriveNow, MasterCard Offer Car-Sharing Card

Partnering with MasterCard, DriveNow will now provide its users with contactless credit cards to pay for, unlock and operate its car-sharing vehicles.

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Europcar Acquires Stake in French Car-Sharing Startup

Europcar has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Ubeeqo, a French startup specializing in car sharing. The operation is part of Europcar’s strategy to extend its mobility offering.

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National Renews Partnership with PGA of America

National Car Rental and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America have renewed their partnership at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show, which extends National’s designation as an official partner and the official rental car of the PGA of America.

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Are 4x4 Pickups Worth the Extra Cost?

Fuel economy numbers, resale data and fleet use data dispel some commonly held beliefs when it comes to four-wheel drive pickups versus their two-wheel drive counterparts.

Dangerous Precedent in Airport Negotiations

Some concession agreements now include “loss-of-use recovery” toward gross receipts — essentially equating it to revenues.

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