September/October 2009


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How to Run a Successful Car-Sharing Operation

By Chris Brown

Do you have what it takes to be a CSO (carshare operator)? If you can harness the technology, educate your market and solve the parking, you could be raking in $1,700 RPU.

Dollar Thrifty Plans for Refranchising, Remarketing and Recovery

By Chris Brown

Scott Thompson and Jeff Cerefice discuss Dollar Thrifty’s move to refranchise, debt restructuring, fleet financing, the science of car sales, loving 45,000-mile rentals and how the company is positioned well for the run to recovery.

Mint: Higher Profits by the Hour

By Chris Brown

This independent car sharing startup uses a built-in parking connection and community-based growth to make a run at profits in the world’s largest carsharing market.

Finding Your Niche: Greenberg Rent a Car

By Chris Brown

One Chicago-based independent has figured out how to serve the market of credit-challenged customers without getting burned. Now if he could only get more cars.

Rent Alert: Tax Outrage in Rhode Island

By Chris Brown

If your rental car is damaged and another party is at fault, can you imagine getting taxed on the repair reimbursement?

 
 

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Understanding The Fleetification of Everything

As fleet miles increase exponentially, and as new stratum of fleet enter both consumer and business use cases, the "founding fathers" who gathered at Fleet Forward in Miami last week have some work to do.

The Problem with Valuing Safety Technology

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

ELD Mandate: Is Your Head Still in the Sand?

If you think you have 11 weeks to implement an Electronic Logging Device system to meet the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, you really don’t — for a few reasons.

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