Advantage Announces New Leadership Team

The rental company announces new members of the executive team including COO and other leaders.

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VMS Processes Millionth Unpaid Parking Violation for Rental Industry

Unpaid parking violations from rental consumers cost the car rental industry tens of millions of dollars a year.

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Immeasurable Intuition in Employee Performance

You have the tools to measure utilization, holding costs and RPU. But how do you manage an employee with the attitude, “it’s just a rental car?”

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Writing the Severance Agreement

The EEOC is actively challenging severance agreements that contain retaliatory language. Know the rules to stay out of legal trouble.

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Prepping Your Fleet Vehicles for Resale

When it’s time to “down fleet” or turn your rental vehicles over for the new model year, which vehicle preparation strategies can improve resale value? Further, what actions only break even or potent...

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Renting Wheels to Wheelchair Riders

With a growing target client base and a market far from saturated, a wheelchair-accessible van rental franchise could be a rewarding and lucrative venture.

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In Memoriam: Fred A. Mudgett

Industry pioneer Fred Mudgett was a lifeline to the independent car rental operator and franchisee.

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Carfax Now Available to Rental Fleets

Carfax’s Service Link program transmits maintenance records directly to Carfax Vehicle History Reports. Some claim a $300 average lift on wholesale pricing of risk units.

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Dollar Thrifty Q4 Loss Expands

The auto rental company reported a net loss of $30.6 million or $1.45 a share, compared with $2.7 million or 11 cents a share a year ago. Revenue fell marginally to $389.2 million.

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Sunset Clause for NY Damage Waiver Extended

The sunset clause for the amendment that allows New York car rental agencies to sell damage waivers to their customers was recently extended to 2013.

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