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.


Ford Launches Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Program

As part of its Smart Mobility plan, Ford Motor Credit Co. is launching a peer-to-peer carsharing pilot program in six U.S. cities and London.

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HERC Appoints New Chief Information Officer

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has announced that its Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) subsidiary has named Richard Marani as its chief information officer (CIO). Marani joins HERC as part of its preparation for its separation from Hertz as a stand-alone company.

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Silvercar Launches First Off-Airport Location

Available July 1 through Sep. 7, Silvercar will be providing its on-demand rental service at Chelsea Hotels’ McCarren Hotel & Pool in New York City.

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Avis Expands Partnership with Southwest Airlines

Avis Budget Group has entered an expanded, multi-year marketing agreement with Southwest Airlines, allowing the rental company to promote its brands to Southwest customers.

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Avis Expands in Asia

Avis Car Rental continues to expand across Asia with the opening of facilities in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

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Europcar Shares Decline After Paris IPO

Last Friday, shares of Europcar declined more than 3% in early trading in Paris after its initial public offering.

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Fox Adds 7 Locations in UK

Fox Rent-A-Car continues into European growth by adding seven new locations in the U.K., including locations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle as well as Aberdeen, Scotland and Cardiff, Wales.

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Travelauto Offers Early Bookings for Eid Holidays

Travelauto.com, a UAE-based car rental and limousine services platform, is now accepting car rental bookings the Eid celebrations throughout the Middle East.

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Mexican Baseball Stadium Renamed with Alamo Sponsorship

The Yucatan Lions baseball team recently unveiled the newly renamed Kukulcán Alamo Park at the 2015 Mexican Baseball League All-Star Game. The name change is thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Alamo Rent A Car.

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Sixt Creates “Queen” Visit Video

With Queen Elizabeth II visiting Frankfurt last week, Sixt Germany created a fun video featuring the “queen” and if she had rented a car from Sixt during her trip.

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John Tague and the New Hertz

Today’s conference call was the debutant ball for Hertz’s new CEO, in which he set the company’s direction on regaining market share, fixing Dollar and Thrifty, the threat from Uber, Hertz’s exit from carsharing, prepaid rentals and more.

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