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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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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