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.


Sixt Bundles All Products in Corporate Customer Segment

Car rental, RideHailing, leasing, fleet management, and innovative mobility products, are to be bundled and distributed to corporate customers under unified management.

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Right Cars Opens Polish Airport Locations

The openings are part of Right Cars' efforts to expand its presence in Poland and through other regions.

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Chinese Booking Group Launches Trip.com Service

Through Trip.com, Ctrip customers will be able to book rental cars in over 6,000 cities internationally.

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Rental Companies Regularly Overcharge for Repairs, UK Watchdog Group Finds

Which? collected photographic evidence from agencies across Europe including Eruopcar, Green Motion, Avis, Budget, and Hertz.

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Taiwanese Capital to Pilot Carsharing Program

Rental rates are tentatively set at 100 New Taiwan dollars for 30 minutes, with every additional minute slated at NT$5.

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Daimler Purchases Europcar Group’s 25% Stake in car2go

In addition to car2go, Daimler Mobility Services is responsible for moovel and mytaxi.

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Green Motion Opens in Albania

Green Motion opened its first location in Albania at Tirana Airport.

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Nissan and DeNA Announce Plans to Test Self-Driving Car Service in Japan

Autonomous vehicles will be available to commuters in a 4.5 kilometer route in the Minatomirai district.

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Gatwick Airport Launches Carsharing Service with Car & Away

A new service offered at London Gatwick Airport will allow travelers to rent out their vehicles while on vacation.

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Enterprise Fined $1M by Canadian Competition Bureau

The Bureau concluded that services were not available to Canadian consumers at the prices advertised by Enterprise because of additional mandatory fees.

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Sixt Opens Fort Myers, Third US Location in 2018

Sixt Rent-a-Car officially opened its 52nd U.S. rental car location at the Fort Myers International Airport.

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Hertz $8.8 Billion Annual Revenues Flat

Hertz CEO Marinello: Company expects “to evolve to a more competitive earnings profile” in 2019.

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Ford Begins Testing Driverless Delivery Service in Florida

Domino's has begun using a self-driving delivery test vehicle from Ford Motor Co. in south Florida to help the automaker gather data for a fully autonomous delivery service Ford plans to launch in 2021, the company announced.

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Detroit Potholes Sending Residents to Rental Car Facilities

Some rental agencies are reporting business upticks as much as 15% higher than usual during this time of year.

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Hertz, Avis Follow Enterprise, End Partnership with NRA

Following a fierce Twitter boycott, both companies will no longer offer special pricing to NRA members.

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Enterprise Holdings Cuts Ties with NRA

Enterprise, Alamo, and National will no longer provide discounts to NRA members.

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Toronto Delays car2go Parking Program

The pilot program would provide 2,000 permits that would allow vehicles to use permit parking spots for a year.

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Russia's Yandex.Drive Launches in Moscow

All tariffs comprise the cost of gasoline, parking, and insurance.

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Sixt Opens Tampa Airport Rental Facility

This marks the second grand opening of the year for the car rental company.

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SnappCar, Europcar Launch Drive & Share Solution

After a first successful pilot phase in France, Drive & Share solution is launching in Germany and Denmark, with Europcar Group as a significant investor.

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6 Takeaways from the 2018 International Car Rental Show

Technological solutions are finally moving from reality to theory, peer-to-peer platforms are being redefined, China has the biggest room for growth, while Sixt’s U.S. aspirations have only just begun.

The Irony of Customer Service in the Digital Age

Sure, any company would jump at the chance to use technology to reduce labor costs. But it also comes with some big, red, flashing warning lights.

Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

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