Decline in Fleet Sales Contributes to 27-Year Low

In January, GM sold only 1,000 cars into rental fleets. Chrysler's rental fleet sales decreased 91 percent in January year over year.


Black Book: Trucks, Import Cars Show Strength in Wholesale Market

Sales on the commercial consigned lanes have continued to hold strong percentages, according to the Beggs on the Market video report.


Texas Airport Rental Car Agency Asks for Help

Hertz, which operates one of two rental car agencies at Wichita Falls, Texas Municipal Airport, said it is experiencing a significant downturn in airport rental car concessions.


Enterprise Adds 5,000 Hybrids to Nationwide Fleet

Customers will be able to reserve hybrid vehicles from 80 rental locations online or by phone.


Enterprise: Our Funding Is Secure

While Enterprise supports the industry's efforts to free up the commercial paper markets, the company says it will not need to access those funds if a relief plan passes.


Avis Budget Group to Lay Off 113 Employees by April

The company plans to shut down its Orlando claims processing facility.


Roger Bjork Named General Manager at FleetSources

FleetSources recently announced that Roger Bjork has joined the organization effective Feb. 1.


Former Hertz Top Executive, Robert Stone, Dies

During his time with Hertz, Robert Stone saw the company's revenue increase from $21 million to $200 million.


Are GDSs Becoming Viable for Smaller Car Rental Companies?

It’s more important than ever that your rental car inventory is available wherever consumers want to book it. The GDSs historically have had the broadest distribution system, but have also been the most expensive to connect to. Is that still the case? And are there any alternatives?


Professionalizing Auto Rental Through Certification

Scheduled to launch at the 2009 Car Rental Show in Las Vegas, the new Rental Car Professional certification program will institute a minimum standard of competency for auto rental operators and employees, thereby raising the bar for the industry.


Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Deconstructing the 2015 International Car Rental Show

We’re opening a much bigger umbrella today, drawing car rental companies — and mobility providers — from all corners of the globe.

What Makes a Good Dealership Rental Manager?

Car dealerships thinking about starting a rental program should consider these seven points before making their first key decision, hiring a rental manager.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.