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.


Rentalcars.com Partners with Airlines Loyalty Program

Rentalcars Connect, a division of Rentalcars.com, has partnered with Etihad Guest, the loyalty program for Etihad Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, and Etihad Regional.

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Enterprise's Nicholson Named to Top Rated CEO List

Pam Nicholson, president and CEO of Enterprise Holdings, has been ranked No. 31 out of 50 on Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs List.

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Renter Finds Thousands of Spiders in Vehicle

A renter tweets about his experience of finding thousands of spiders in his rental car.

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Evercar Expands to 100 Vehicles in Los Angeles

Evercar, a provider of shared electric vehicles for on-demand drivers like Uber and Lyft, has placed its 100th vehicle in Los Angeles.

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Hertz Approves Equipment Rental Separation

The board of directors at Hertz Global Holdings has approved the announced separation of its car rental and equipment rental businesses. The equipment rental company will change its name to Herc Holdings Inc.

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Zipcar ‘Drives Equality Forward' in Pride Month

For Pride month, Zipcar is partnering with GLADD and local LGBTQ organizations to raise awareness and support. Zipcar donates $1 for every reservation on its branded Pride cars.

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Phoenix Rental Companies Challenge $34M in Taxes

Rental car companies are looking to get a refund of a tax collected by the city of Phoenix.

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Mex Rent A Car Upgrades Cancun Airport Facility

ACE Rent A Car’s affiliate Mex Rent A Car has revamped its facility at Cancun International Airport including adding more vehicle options.

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Safe Rental Car Act Effective Today

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), starting today rental car agencies must fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to customers.

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Airport Rates Up Two Months in a Row

For the first time since July 2014, airport rates were up back-to-back months: in April at $0.59 and in May at $3.79. Denver had the highest average quote at $66.82 while San Diego had the lowest rate at $34.17.

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ACRA Appoints New Board Member

Sharky Laguana, founder of the van rental company Bandago, has been named as the newest director to the American Car Rental Association’s Board.

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Recall Masters Launches Monitoring Service for Rental Companies

Recall Masters Inc. has launched its Rental Car Fleet Monitoring Service that provides rental car companies with a service to check their fleet vehicles for recalls across major brands.

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Shelby GT-H Mustang Returns to Hertz

A limited number of 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H vehicles are now available through Hertz’s Adrenaline Collection this summer.

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Enterprise Receives Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Andrew C. Taylor, Enterprise Holdings’ executive chairman, received the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, presented by Enactus USA.

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Zimride Awarded for Sustainability

Zimride by Enterprise, a ride-sharing and carpooling service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, was recognized for its sustainable business focus as well as its partnership with Verizon’s carpooling program.

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Car Rental Likely to Grow in China

Car rental companies and investors have noticed a gap between the number of licensed drivers and privately owned cars, which could result in a high demand for rental cars.

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Zipcar to Launch Floating Carsharing Service in Brussels

Zipcar has announced it will launch a floating carsharing service in Brussels starting in September. This service will allow members to pick up and drop off a Zipcar at any location within a set geographical area.

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Carsharing Service to Offer Tesla Fleet

White Car will launch its carsharing service in London this summer with a fleet of Tesla Model S electric vehicles.

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NFL Investigates Rental Car Crash in Los Angeles

The NFL is investigating a crash involving former quarterback Johnny Manziel that resulted in $90,000 in damages.

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Toyota Invests in Uber

Toyota Motor Corp. has invested in Uber as part of a strategic agreement that could eventually provide new leasing options for Uber drivers who select Toyota vehicles.

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Rentals and Terrorist Activity: Time to Hone the Plan

Terrorist activity is frequently tied to a rental vehicle. In today’s heightened risk environment and the potential for terrorism from within, local operators need to hone an action plan.

How Technology Is Addressing Car Rental Underutilization

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

Trends in the Low-Cab Forward Market

After a day with Isuzu, here are some thoughts on low-cab forward sales, diesel versus gas, and how hard is it to tilt that cab by hand, especially on Isuzu's new Class 6 FTR?

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