November/December 2007

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Car Sharing: To Tax or Not to Tax?

By Kara Ohngren

With extensive research showing that car sharing services are good for the environment and limit traffic congestion, should car share customers be subject to the same taxes as traditional car rental?

Industry Forecast 2008

By Chris Brown

Rental car companies are mitigating fleet costs by transitioning to risk vehicles and increasing holding periods. Could self-service rental car kiosks be the next big thing?

Sixt AG: The Art of Moving People

By Chris Brown

Germany’s iconic brand is going global, bringing service-oriented car rental and the concept of fleet leasing and management to developing markets.

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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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