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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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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