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A blog on fleets, auto rental and the business of cars.

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Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

Photo courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr. Photo cropped.

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.

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Trends Moving the Truck Market

The announcement of the new Hino XL, Hino's first entry into the North American Class 8 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.

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What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Within three model years, automakers such as Ford pledge that 90% of new models will be...

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.