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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Auto Manufacturers: Mobility Disruptors or Fleet Providers?

Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

What is Your Time Worth?

Personal observations of retail and travel transactions reveal just how much a consumer’s time is worth today, and how increasingly intolerant we are of inefficient transactions.

Safeguarding Your Business with Brokers

While the high-profile bankruptcy of Atlas Choice has left many car rental companies wary of working with brokers, rental companies can take steps to protect themselves and ensure a productive relationship.

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