Highest Thanksgiving Day Travel Predicted in 12 Years

AAA Travel projects that 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 1.6 million travelers compared with last year. Car rental rates will hit a five-year holiday high at $70 per day.

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How to Capture Millennial Renters

Millennials will one day constitute your largest customer base. Reaching them entails a diversified product offering, social interaction, streamlining the rental process, and marketing the experience.

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Tips to Engage and Retain Existing Customers

Rental companies can maintain relationships with past customers by keeping up with communication, offering incentives to rent again, and continuing to improve the customer experience.

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Avoiding Electronic Toll Collection Pitfalls

Recent customer complaints, class action claims, and legislation regarding car rental electronic toll collections raise the need for best practices when it comes to education and disclosures.

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Fleets Assess Hurricane Impacts

Some 600,000 to 1 million vehicles were severely damaged or lost as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, resulting in a spike in vehicle sales and buoyed depreciation.

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What Can Rental Companies Do to Extract More Revenue From Their Rentals?

At the end of a rental or reservation call, a rental agent should always ask to book future rentals.

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ACRA Works — And I've Seen It

Bill Plamondon, vice president of ACRA, reflects on his more than 40 years in the industry and how ACRA has played a role in supporting the industry, especially from a legislative front.

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Carsharing Concept Gains Momentum in Condominium Developments

This carsharing trend in condo complexes reduces parking spaces to increase buildable units, while on-demand self-service technology makes operating a private carsharing business more cost-effective for the building owner.

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Toyota Recalls C-HR SUVs for Parking Brakes

The recall covers an estimated 28,600 compact SUVs in the 2018 model year.  

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Understanding The Fleetification of Everything

As fleet miles increase exponentially, and as new stratum of fleet enter both consumer and business use cases, the "founding fathers" who gathered at Fleet Forward in Miami last week have some work to do.

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Fleet Forward Conference: Photo Gallery Now Live

The inaugural 2017 Fleet Forward Conference took place from Nov. 7 to 8 at Miami Hilton Downtown.

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Transfercar Partners With Abrams Consulting Group

Transfercar Limited, a provider of rental fleet relocation services to the vehicle rental industry, has joined with Abrams Consulting Group to help expand its rental fleet relocation service in the U.S.

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Enterprise Holdings Honors Auto Auction Partners

Enterprise Holdings will recognize 14 automotive auction partners with its 2017 Auction Achievement Awards.

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Sixt CEO to Launch North American Headquarters

This Friday, Sixt Rent-a-Car will welcome Erich Sixt, CEO of Sixt SE, to its new North American corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.

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Enterprise Brands Recognized by Travel Industry

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Travel Weekly recognized Enterprise Holdings and its three car rental brands.

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Man Accused of Keeping Rental Car for Three Years

A 70-year-old man has been charged with first-degree and second-degree larceny after being accused of keeping a rental car for nearly three years.

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Enterprise Donates $30M to The Nature Conservancy

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has announced a $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy. The five-year donation helps support the nonprofit's long-term water resource management initiatives.

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High-Mileage Vehicle Depreciation Strengthens

Vehicles over 100,000 aren’t depreciating at the same as they used to due mostly to a tight supply of late-model used vehicles, according to Edmunds’ Q3 Used Vehicle Market Report.

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Green Motion Launches New Branding

Green Motion, an environmentally-friendly rental company, has launched its new in-store brand concept at several locations in the United Kingdom.

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Cadillac Expands Book Subscription Service

Cadillac has rolled out its Book vehicle subscription service in Los Angeles and Dallas, after introducing it in New York City in January.

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Understanding The Fleetification of Everything

As fleet miles increase exponentially, and as new stratum of fleet enter both consumer and business use cases, the "founding fathers" who gathered at Fleet Forward in Miami last week have some work to do.

The Problem with Valuing Safety Technology

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

ELD Mandate: Is Your Head Still in the Sand?

If you think you have 11 weeks to implement an Electronic Logging Device system to meet the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, you really don’t — for a few reasons.

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