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.

GM Purchases Assets of Ride-Sharing Sidecar

After recently investing $500 million in Lyft, General Motors continues to expand its ride-sharing service by buying assets of Sidecar Technologies Inc. Sidecar stopped its ride-sharing and delivery operations on Dec. 31.


San Diego Airport Opens Rental Car Center

The $316-million rental car facility currently houses 14 car rental brands, including major and independent companies. It can accommodate up to 19 brands.


Fox Launches First Location in New York

Fox Rent A Car has expanded its U.S. growth by opening an affiliate location at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. This is Fox’s first location in New York.


BlueIndy Tops 1,000 Memberships

In its first four months, BlueIndy’s electric carsharing program in Indianapolis has almost 1,100 memberships. Currently, there are 65 stations and 135 cars.


Silvercar Rental Offered in Hotel Loyalty Program

As part of the "50 Night Benefit" program for Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), platinum preferred members can choose to receive a free Silvercar rental for up to five days.


Enterprise Wins ‘Best Rental Company’ Travvy Award

Enterprise Holdings received Travvy Awards for the “Best International Car Rental Company” and the “Best Fleet.”


Uber Drops January Prices for Riders

To boost demand during the winter slump, Uber is cutting prices for January rides in more than 100 U.S. and Canadian cities.


Union Leasing Acquires Walser Leasing and Fleet Services

The sale did not include Walser Specialized Services, which provides acquisition services to car rental companies and commercial fleets.


Fox Relocates to San Diego Airport's Rental Center

Fox Rent A Car’s current rental office in San Diego will be relocating to San Diego International Airport’s new rental car center. The $316-million facility will open on Jan. 20.


Carsharing Company Provides Free Rides in Ad-Sponsored Vehicles

With advertisements on the carsharing vehicles, WaiveCar rides are free since the cars act as mobile billboards. Waive's launch sponsor is Oscar Health Insurance Corp.


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