May/June 2011

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2011 Car Rental Show: Gaining Consensus, Setting Direction

by Chris Brown

Amidst overflowing conference rooms, a reinvigorated car rental industry gathered in Las Vegas to set direction on hot-button issues such as recalls, prepaid reservations and corporate sustainability.

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Turning A Profit

By Chris Brown

At the 2011 Car Rental Show, four members of the Tennant Group Roundtable each presented a proven cost-reduction and profit-making idea that they have implemented in their car rental operations. Seminar attendees voted for the best idea. Can they work for you?

Cheers to Irish Independence!

By Chris Brown

County Car Rentals, the largest independent car rental company in Ireland, creates opportunity in a tough economy with its own used car sales outlet and public-use gas station and car wash.

Car Rental Majors: Looking Forward

By Chris Brown

On their fourth quarter and full-year 2010 earnings calls, the three public car rental companies look into the crystal ball on prepaid rentals, franchising, new remarketing channels, potential mergers and growth opportunities.

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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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