September/October 2008


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Small Car Reality

By Chris Brown

The days of customers being excited about a free upgrade are over. How is the car rental industry dealing with the shift in demand to smaller vehicles?

Nicholson Promoted to President of Enterprise

By Chris Brown

Pam Nicholson, only the second executive outside the Taylor family to serve as the company’s president, discusses her career path, the merging of Enterprise with the National and Alamo brands and how Enterprise is tackling the challenges facing the industry.

Hertz Franchisee Develops Opportunities in Mexico

By Daryl Lubinsky

AVASA, the largest Hertz franchisee in Mexico, has grown from a fleet of 700 to 6,000 in five years through innovative marketing efforts and groundbreaking partnerships.

Creative Colors International: We Can Fix That

By Kara Ohngren

Completely replacing your rental vehicles’ worn-out interior can quickly get costly. CCI offers a more economical alternative—restoration.

Small Car Demand: How the Majors Are Coping

By Chris Brown

The majors say most SUVs are bought as program cars, protecting them from the drop in the used car market.

Editor's Corner

Finding Opportunity in the New Reality

By Chris Brown

The migration to smaller cars may be temporarily painful, but savvy operators know there’s new business to be had.

 
 

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Another Ridiculous “Used Fleet Vehicle” Scandal

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

Will IoT Herald a New Era in Fleet Efficiency?

With the ELD rule finally in effect, small fleet operators need to hunt for new efficiencies. In transportation logistics, Internet of Things (IoT) systems could have similar lasting impacts as telematics.

Will Cars Become Transportation Appliances?

The cars are still the stars, but this year’s L.A. Auto Show revealed an auto industry at a crossroads.

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