February 2010

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How to Thrive in the New Car Rental Landscape

By Chris Brown

The 2010 Car Rental Show is designed to give you the tools to prevail in this post-recession business climate.

Recapture Your Day

By Ken Stellon

A car rental operator’s “how-to” guide to improving management’s productivity and daily motivation.

How to Remarket Vehicles Using Online Auctions

By Tariq Kamal

Selling vehicles “upstream” while still on rent will reduce your days to sale and transportation costs, while exposing your fleet to a wider audience of buyers.

How to Become Certified as a DBE

By Leslie A. Saunders

There are many opportunities available to independent operators and car rental franchisees that are woman- or minority-owned. First get certified, and then market yourself.

How to Realize the Maximum ROI from your GPS Tracking System

By Anne Taylor

Implementing the following procedures into your daily routine will help to ensure you are maximizing your investment’s full potential.

How to Survive "Vehicularly Challenged" Days

By Jim Tennant

Follow this step-by-step guide to handle days when duebacks and cars on the ground will not cover reservations. Four unique scenarios are examined.

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Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

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