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.


America Car Rental Named Favorite Rental Company at Monterrey Airport

Rentalcars.com customers have selected America Car Rental as their favorite car rental company at Mexico’s Monterrey International Airport.

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Avis Budget Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Loyalty Program

Avis Budget Group Inc. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Unlimited Rewards, its loyalty program for travel professionals.

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ReachNow Expands Service to Portland Airport

BMW’s ReachNow is now offering its carsharing service for Portland International Airport (PDX) customers with dedicated parking at AirPark.

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Zipcar Expands Carsharing Service in Massachusetts

Zipcar launches its carsharing service in Worcester, Mass. Six Zipcars are now available to rent in Worcester’s downtown.

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ProMax Launches Recall Check Feature

Recall Check monitors auto dealers’ inventory for open recalls via an automatic process. It performs a check for recalls when a trade is booked in or a vehicle is delivered.

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Enterprise CarShare Ends Service in D.C.

Enterprise CarShare has pulled its carsharing service out of the Washington, D.C., market due to lower-than-expected demand.

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car2go Adds Mercedes-Benz GLA, CLA to Denver Fleet

car2go carsharing members in Denver can now drive new all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe and GLA five-passenger vehicles.

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Ford’s Ride-Sharing Chariot Service Expands to Seattle

Ford has expanded its Chariot ride-sharing service to Seattle. Chariot is a crowd-sourced shuttle service that operates 14-passenger Ford Transit vans.

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FSNA Files for Bankruptcy to Protect U-Save Brand

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA), franchisers of the U-Save brand, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to preserve the value of its assets for the benefit of creditors and shareholders.

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AAA Predicts Record July 4th Travel

During the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, according to the “AAA Independence Day Travel Forecast,” a 2.9% increase of those people who traveled last year.

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Airport Van Rental Launches Franchise in Chicago

Airport Van Rental (AVR) has opened a new franchise location serving Chicago Midway International Airport. The company specializes in renting passenger vans.

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Enterprise Opens 12 New Locations in Houston

By the end of 2017, Enterprise Holdings will have opened 12 new locations in the Houston area. Last year, Enterprise's impact on Houston's economy was nearly $200 million.

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Routes Car Rental Names New VP of Sales

Routes Car Rental, a Canadian-based car rental company, has appointed Bob Thunell as its vice president of sales.

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Hertz Leases SUVs to Apple for Driverless Tests

Apple is leasing a small fleet of vehicles from Donlen, Hertz's fleet management division, to test its self-driving technology.

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Avis Budget Partners With Waymo’s Self-Driving Program

Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Budget Group will enhance selected rental facilities to offer secure parking for Waymo's fleet as well as automotive services, including oil changes, tire rotations, and installation of automotive parts.

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Europcar Invests in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Company

Europcar Group has announced its 20% minority investment in SnappCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing service. This investment will help Europcar expand its mobility solutions.

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Sixt Partners With Malaysia Airlines

Sixt and Malaysia Airlines have announced a global partnership that will offer customers 500 frequent flyer miles for each Sixt car rental booking.

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CarShare Atlantic Launches One-Way Carsharing Service

Canadian-based CarShare Atlantic has launched FLEX, its one-way carsharing service in the city of Halifax.

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Europcar Named Australasia's Leading Rental Company

For the eighth consecutive year, Europcar was named Australasia’s Leading Car Rental Company at the 24th annual World Travel Awards.

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Enterprise Helps Boost Canadian Economy by $2.8B

In fiscal year 2016, Enterprise Holdings' impact on the Canadian economy was nearly $2.8 billion due to vehicle purchases, company-wide purchases, taxes, payroll, charitable giving, and United Way donations.

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