January/February 2011

Cover Story

2011 Car Rental Show Preview: Riding the Wave of Change

by Chris Brown

The market is rebounding. Are you poised to take advantage of new opportunities?


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Features

Rent Alert: Industry Embraces Electric Vehicles

By Justina Ly

Car rental companies further corporate environmental initiatives by adding EVs to fleets.

Understanding Customer Satisfaction

By Chris Brown

J.D. Power and Associates’ Stuart Greif talks about the 2010 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study, how RACs were graded and why brands achieved the scores they did.

Synergy Success

By Justina Ly

The synergies between an insurance firm and a Hertz Local Edition lead to a successful rental operation in a small town.

How to Identify and Combat Rental Fraud

By Howard J. Hirsch

The Insurance Information Institute states that 10 percent of all losses are fraudulent. That equates to higher insurance premiums for everyone. Fraud exists, but it is not easy to detect.

 
 

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Another Ridiculous “Used Fleet Vehicle” Scandal

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

Will IoT Herald a New Era in Fleet Efficiency?

With the ELD rule finally in effect, small fleet operators need to hunt for new efficiencies. In transportation logistics, Internet of Things (IoT) systems could have similar lasting impacts as telematics.

Will Cars Become Transportation Appliances?

The cars are still the stars, but this year’s L.A. Auto Show revealed an auto industry at a crossroads.

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