November/December 2009


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Rent Alert: Hertz Sues Wall Street Research Firm for Defamation

By Chris Brown

The case highlights the conflict between the rights of a Wall Street research firm to publish an opinion and the rights of a corporation to protect itself against faulty and potentially damaging analysis.

Lakes, Mountains and the Open Road: How Recreational Rentals Compare

By Thi Dao

Land access restrictions, seasonality, a smaller market for de-fleeting and liability issues all play a role in differentiating recreational rentals from auto rental.

Taking a Chunk of the Replacement Market

By Thi Dao

With Rent A Ride USA, entrepreneur Mike Dabish seized the opportunity to launch a successful rental business aimed at body shop customers.

Worst Clean-up Jobs Ever!

By Ashley Willis

Auto Rental News went into the field once again to ask operators about their toughest clean-up jobs of rental cars. You gave us some doozies and advice on how to tackle them, as well as best practices regarding cleaning fees.

Does Loss of Use Require Proof of Lost Revenue?

By Michael LaPlaca

A Florida Supreme Court case regarding damaged underground telephone cables threatens to rewrite some state laws and run roughshod over car rental loss of use claims.

Editor's Corner

An Entrepreneur’s Story

By Chris Brown

The struggles of one independent operator highlight what is right about the car rental industry.

 
 

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Auto Manufacturers: Mobility Disruptors or Fleet Providers?

Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

What is Your Time Worth?

Personal observations of retail and travel transactions reveal just how much a consumer’s time is worth today, and how increasingly intolerant we are of inefficient transactions.

Safeguarding Your Business with Brokers

While the high-profile bankruptcy of Atlas Choice has left many car rental companies wary of working with brokers, rental companies can take steps to protect themselves and ensure a productive relationship.

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