November/December 2008


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Features

Don’t Open That Trunk

By Chris Brown

People leave the strangest things in a rental car. What happens when you’re left to deal with it?

When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Car Rental Company Be Ready?

By Kara Ohngren

RACs in the paths of hurricanes such as Gustav and Ike say that constant communication, enhanced customer service and a relaxation of policies are keys to a seamless continuation of operations.

Economic Indicators in Vehicle Remarketing

By Chris Brown

Wholesale auction prices have begun to stabilize, though the recent financial crisis could throw a monkey wrench into gains.

Dent Removal: Quick and Paintless

By Annie Lubinsky

At about one-fourth the cost of traditional dent removal at a body shop, on-site paintless dent removal (PDR) puts a vehicle back into service quicker and ups a turnback vehicle’s value in the auction lane.

Avis Rankles South Florida Limo Operators

By Martin Romjue

Regulatory divide between chauffeured and rental car industries spurs calls for fairer playing field by limo operators.

Editor's Corner

Rider on the Storm

By Chris Brown

With a conservative business approach, stable credit lines and a solid local clientele, it might actually be a good time to be an independent.

What About Us?

By Bob Barton

If the government is going to support the financial community, airlines, auto manufacturers and suppliers, then why not support the car rental industry?

 
 

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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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