July/August 2011

Cover Story

Rental Car Supply: Silver Lining, or Dark Cloud?

by Chris Brown

The used car market is enjoying historic pricing — but can you take advantage, and how long will it last?

Past Issues


Market Snapshots of Japan and Australia

By Staff

A look into the car rental industry in Japan and Australia.

Local Operator Drives Change

By Joanne M. Tucker

A grassroots effort results in anti-steering legislation in Minnesota.

A New Approach to the Hiring Process

By Tom Sabol

Behavioral and situational interviewing techniques reveal how potential employees would handle future work situations. Interpreting the answers will give you a better gauge of a candidate’s true worth in your company.


Car Rental Q&A: Incentive'izing Your Incentive Plan and Best Indicators that Business is Good

By Staff

What are some non-traditional signs or indicators that business is beginning to pick up?


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Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

Trends Moving the Truck Market

Storylines that emerged from the 2018 Work Truck Show include the increasing need for on-site productivity, inclusion of active safety systems in trucks, DPF frustrations affecting product decisions, data management, and the growing link between fleet management and company revenue.

MIT Study Reinforces the Newfound Importance of Fleet

Uber and Lyft drivers make far less when factoring vehicle expenses, though the actual numbers are now in dispute. A proper lifecycle cost analysis would’ve helped, and shows the benefit of collaboration with fleet professionals.

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