Norway, Iceland Named Most Expensive European Destinations to Rent Vehicles

The Norwegian cities of Oslo and Trondheim and Reykjavik, Iceland, ranked as the most expensive cities to rent cars in Europe, according to a survey by CheapCarRental.net.

Read more...

Localiza Launches Self-Service Rental Program

Localiza, a South American rental car company, has launched Localiza Fast, a self-service car rental process through a mobile app.

Read more...

Manheim Improves Vehicle Valuation Tool

Manheim has updated its vehicle valuation tool, the Manheim Market Report (MMR), to provide more detailed valuations of used vehicles to increase transparency and improve the remarketing process, the company announced.

Read more...

DriveNow Customers Can Use Amazon Alexa to Reserve Vehicles

DriveNow customers in Germany, Austria, and the U.K. who own Alexa devices, such as Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, can use voice commands to reserve nearby vehicles and get details on their car and reservation time.

Read more...

Safety Tech: Crash Avoidance or Sensory Overload?

As advanced safety technologies become even more pervasive on mainstream vehicles, are we creating “stupid drivers?"

Read more...

Do You Know Where Your Cars Are?

Operators discuss how they've configured their GPS tracking systems and honed their processes to mitigate rental car misuse while better managing fleet.

Read more...

Do You Know Who Your Renters Are?

By establishing a verification process and enforcing certain requirements at the counter, a rental company can reduce the chances of its vehicles being stolen or used in a crime.

Read more...

How to Protect Your Business From Security Threats

Having access to personal identifiable information from their customers, rental companies face security threats externally (cyberattacks) and internally (employee theft). Here are some tips to help rental companies better secure their sensitive data and educate their employees.

Read more...

Auto Rental Summit is New, Again

This year's conference moves to Miami and features a roster of new speakers as well as a collocated event — Fleet Forward Conference — dedicated to smart mobility solutions.

Read more...

Duck or Unicorn: When is a Rental Car Not a Rental Car?

Peer-to-peer car rental companies claim they aren't the same as traditional car rental companies.

Read more...

How Can My Rental Company Prevent Identity and Credit Card Fraud?

A car rental employee wants to learn more about how to prevent identity and credit card fraud during the rental car process.

Read more...

L.A. Approves Purchase of Land for Rental Car Center

The Los Angeles City Council approved the acquisition of 37 parcels of land as part of its traffic improvement project at Los Angeles International Airport. The project includes a new consolidated rental car center.

Read more...

Zipcar Expands Street Parking in San Francisco

Zipcar plans to add more street parking locations throughout the city of San Francisco after the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) recently approved a permanent on-street parking permit program.

Read more...

J.D. Power to Offer Used Vehicle Price Index

J.D. Power will begin offering its monthly Used Vehicle Price Index that tracks current and estimated future movement of wholesale used vehicle prices at the industry and segment level, the consultant and data provider announced.

Read more...

GM's Weekly Car Rental Service Continues to Expand Across U.S.

GM’s Maven Gig service now provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, including package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride hailing.

Read more...

Speed Luxury Car Rental Offers Membership Plans

As a luxury club member, customers receive priority car reservations and delivery to their door. Members can choose between 15 different luxury models.

Read more...

Legends Car Rental Adds Sprinter Vans to Fleet

Los Angeles-based Legends Car Rental has added van rentals to its fleet. New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are now available for customers.

Read more...

Survey: Millennials Would Rather Give Up Social Media Than Lose Use of Vehicles

When faced with the prospect of losing access to a vehicle for an extended time, millennial drivers in particular say they would rather go without social media for a week (50%), according to a survey by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Read more...

Car Washer Shocked to Find Snake in Rental Car

A car washer at a Globe Car Rental location in Montreal found a surprise under the hood of a rental car: a snake.

Read more...

car2go Usage Increases 40% in First Half 2017

Usage of car2go increased by 40% year-over-year in the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2016 across all 11 of the service's North American locations. Among car2go's locations, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver have experienced the fastest year-over-year membership growth.

Read more...
PREVIOUS||12345...438||
 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Safety Tech: Crash Avoidance or Sensory Overload?

As advanced safety technologies become even more pervasive on mainstream vehicles, are we creating “stupid drivers?"

Own the Fleet, Own the Future

In the dialogue surrounding new transportation paradigms, fleets have been off the public radar until recently. Here’s what’s going on, and a way for you to participate in the conversation.

Car Rental Rates Up, Fleet Sales Down — Correlation?

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>