January/February 2003


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Features

How to Make Money in the Car Rental Business

By Amy LeSage

Some rental operators net pre-tax 20 cents or more on the dollar. With the right plan and enough drive, you can too, advises industry consultant Neil Abrams at the Car Rental Show.

Fighting City Hall and Winning

By Cathy Stephens

Columbus, Ohio, operators unite to bring a $4 per-day car rental tax to a public vote, in which the tax goes down to defeat 62% to 38%.

Protecting Your Trade Secrets from the Competition

By Michael LaPlaca

In 1999, Enterprise won a court decision that provides a glimpse into how car rental companies can prevent ex-employees from disclosing confidential data.

Departments

In Memoriam: Paul Schuster

By Staff

Industry leader passes away

In Memoriam: Bill Timberman

By Staff

Industry leader passes away.

 
 

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Why GM’s Telematics Announcement is a Really Big Deal

Enabling a telematics connection at the factory — and not through an aftermarket hardware installation — is a game changer for fleets.

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

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