Rental car operators are increasing their fleet vehicles’ months in service. But do you really have to drive up hold times to survive?
As the industry emerges from the recession, auto rental executives, operators and other professionals met at this year’s show ready to tackle the issues of fleet financing, lifecycle management, remarketing, utilization and no-show fees.
Consumer advocate Christopher Elliott weighs in on the industry from the other side of the rental counter, including damage complaints, surprise add-on charges, car rental taxation and no-show fees.
Repurchase programs are still available to small- and medium-sized rental companies. For the uninitiated, here’s how they work and when they work best.
To streamline its operations, reduce theft and improve employee accountability, a car rental operation in Miami uses RFID tags to identify and track its vehicles.
The deal would give Hertz 1,550 additional locations worldwide and a total of 9,800 across six continents. The combined market share for the group will be 24 percent, based on Auto Rental News’ 2009 estimates of total fleet size.