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.


Hertz, Maaco Set Up Maintenance Shops

Under a new partnership, a Maaco maintenance shop will be available on-site at Hertz rental car locations. The first shop will open in the Chicago area.

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Seattle Neighborhood Offers Zipcar Vehicles

Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts, a new Seattle transit-oriented development, has partnered with Zipcar to provide residents with two car-sharing vehicles.

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Avis South Africa Bans Smoking in Cars

As of August, Avis South Africa has prohibited smoking in its rental vehicles.

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Sixt Sponsors Ads on London Airport Buggies

Sixt has sponsored 48 buggies at London’s Gatwick Airport. Each Sixt advertisement reads, “Fancy a boost? We like going fast, too!”

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Ryanair Customers Get Chance to Win Hertz Rental Costs

As part of a partnership with Ryanair, Hertz is offering 31 Ryanair customers the chance to receive up to a 250 euros refund on the basic cost of their Hertz, Thrifty or Firefly vehicle rental during August.

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Zipcar Offers Discounts to AARP Members

By partnering with Zipcar, AARP’s 38 million members now have access to Zipcar’s car-sharing service at a discounted annual rate.

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Strong Pricing Lifts Avis Budget’s Earnings

Avis Budget Group Inc. has reported second quarter 2014 revenue of $2.2 billion, a 10% increase compared to second quarter 2013. This is primarily due to an 8% increase in rental days and stronger pricing, which increased 5% year-over-year in North America.

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Hertz Opens 17 Local Edition Locations

The Hertz Corp. continues to add to its neighborhood market network with the opening of another 17 Hertz Local Edition locations in 13 states.

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Silvercar to Launch at Denver Airport

Silvercar, the app-based car rental operation, has partnered with Canopy Airport Parking to launch its silver Audi A4 car rental service at Denver International Airport.

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Rex Luxury Car Rental Adds Two New Models

Los Angeles-based Rex Luxury Car Rental has added the Maserati Ghibli and Lamborghini Gallardo to its fleet.

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