February 2013


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How to Get More When You Sell Your Rental Car

By Chris Brown

As used car prices come back down to earth, car rental consignors need to make sure they are doing everything they can to enhance the value of their vehicles for sale. Two remarketing experts provide tips of the trade.

Navigating Credit Cards and Car Rental Coverage

By Leslie Saunders

Who should buy a loss damage waiver from a car rental company, and is it covered by your customer’s credit card?

How to Skip the Broker with Online Load Boards

By Annie Lubinsky

By connecting auto rental companies direct to carriers, load boards allow companies to compare vehicle shipping rates and put out bids to get the best price in relocating their vehicles.

How to Manage Your Car Rental Company's Online Reputation

By Joanne Tucker

Review websites are the modern day word-of-mouth marketing. What’s being said about your auto rental company and how do you harness the power of online reviews?

Departments

ACRA President: We Still Need Change in the Car Rental Industry

By Bob Barton

As most in the travel industry adapt to new demands and changes from consumers, are car rental companies still living in the dark ages?

Car Rental Q&A: How Can My Car Rental Location Benefit from a Paperless Office?

By TSD

Q: How can our rental operation benefit from becoming a paperless office?

Product and Vendor News: Ford and GM Offer Framework for App Development

By Staff

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors announced that they are offering new third-party application programming interfaces (APIs) for in-vehicle app development.

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Rentals and Terrorist Activity: Time to Hone the Plan

Terrorist activity is frequently tied to a rental vehicle. In today’s heightened risk environment and the potential for terrorism from within, local operators need to hone an action plan.

How Technology Is Addressing Car Rental Underutilization

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

Trends in the Low-Cab Forward Market

After a day with Isuzu, here are some thoughts on low-cab forward sales, diesel versus gas, and how hard is it to tilt that cab by hand, especially on Isuzu's new Class 6 FTR?

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