January/February 2008


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Watch Your Back: Car Rental Scams Exposed

By Mike Kane

Scams perpetrated by renters, vendors and employees run the gamut from inventive and brazen to just plain stupid. Here is an “around-the-world” view of scams in car rental, along with tips to keep you from falling victim.

Renting Electric

By Kara Ohngren

An electric vehicle rental business could serve a growing niche in vacation markets—with a network of low-speed roads, a good off-season plan and the right green marketing pitch.

Graves Amendment Under Attack

By Michael LaPlaca

The legislation that eliminated vicarious liability of owners of rented or leased vehicles has held up in most decisions. However, its constitutionality is being challenged in cases in New York and Florida.

Entrepreneurs Wanted

By Dave Funston

Avis Budget’s Independent Operator Program allows you to run your own rental operation without the capital investment of a franchise.

Car Rental Show 2008: Think Big Picture

By Chris Brown

Learn the latest issues impacting the auto rental market. Take home tips and techniques to tackle your day-to-day problems head on. Network at the martini and coffee bar and wine-tasting reception. See you at CRS 2008!

 
 

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Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

With 2025 emissions targets back in review, manufacturers, alt-fuel, and alt-power suppliers weigh in on the potential impacts of Trump’s initiatives.

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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