September/October 2006

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Understanding the Exotic Rental Market

By JoLynn Vensel & Chris Brown

Renting a fleet of ultra-luxury sedans, SUVs and $200,000 sports cars requires plenty of working capital, extra attention to customer service and a healthy appetite for risk.

On the Front Lines of the Tax Battle: Industry Partners Rally to the Cause

By Claire Atkinson

Funding everything from stadiums and mass transit to performing arts centers and even a culinary academy, car rental tax proposals could be coming to your city soon. Economists, travel associations and the major rental companies are partnering to counteract this "taxation without representation."

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Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

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