November/December 2006

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Playing the Market: Rental Car Companies Go Public

By Chris Brown

Hertz and Vanguard will soon trade alongside Avis Budget Group and Dollar Thrifty Group on the Big Board. With profit pressures stronger than ever, what are the ramifications of rental car companies going public?

The New ACRA: Going to Bat for You

By Chris Brown

The primary objective of the American Car Rental Association is to fight for sensible legislation affecting the car rental industry on a local, state and national level.

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Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

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.

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