March/April 2008


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Immeasurable Intuition in Employee Performance

By Ken Stellon

You have the tools to measure utilization, holding costs and RPU. But how do you manage an employee with the attitude, “it’s just a rental car?”

Writing the Severance Agreement

By Richard D. Alaniz

The EEOC is actively challenging severance agreements that contain retaliatory language. Know the rules to stay out of legal trouble.

Prepping Your Fleet Vehicles for Resale

By Dave Funston

When it’s time to “down fleet” or turn your rental vehicles over for the new model year, which vehicle preparation strategies can improve resale value? Further, what actions only break even or potent...

Renting Wheels to Wheelchair Riders

By Joan Shim

With a growing target client base and a market far from saturated, a wheelchair-accessible van rental franchise could be a rewarding and lucrative venture.

In Memoriam: Fred A. Mudgett

By Chris Brown

Industry pioneer Fred Mudgett was a lifeline to the independent car rental operator and franchisee.

Carfax Now Available to Rental Fleets

By Chris Brown

Carfax’s Service Link program transmits maintenance records directly to Carfax Vehicle History Reports. Some claim a $300 average lift on wholesale pricing of risk units.

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Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Are Commercial Drone Deliveries Eminent in the U.S.?

Amazon just delivered its first package by drone in England. Will U.S. delivery fleets be able to take advantage soon?

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

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