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Supply, Chained: Parts Shortages, Price Hikes, and Incentive Cuts
Supply Chain Strain: Fleets Manage in the New Normal
The Elephant in the Ballroom at ICRS

The Elephant in the Ballroom at ICRS

Interacting with attendees at the 2021 International Car Rental Show, it’s clear that car rental is the most resilient sector in travel. That resiliency will again be tested on the road ahead.

August 23, 2021

Sixt SE Exceeds Expectations, Earns €78M in Q2

Sixt SE Exceeds Expectations, Earns €78M in Q2

Sixt issued a forecast for the full year for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, but the forecast was conditioned on assumptions that the COVID-19 pandemic stays in check, that price levels remain high, and that vehicle supply shortages won’t worsen.

July 20, 2021

Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

You could say the all-new Maverick’s hybrid engine, unibody frame, and 4.5-foot bed make it a niche truck. But in the post-pandemic era of efficiencies and economics, fleets must apply a Swiss Army knife-like approach to job applications.

June 8, 2021

Charting Disruption and Resiliency in Car Rental

Charting Disruption and Resiliency in Car Rental

Multiple external disruptions have impacted the car rental industry in the last 25 years. Each time, the industry has convened at the International Car Rental Show to figure it all out and bounce back stronger than ever.

June 2, 2021

The Future of Car Rental Telematics Is Direct OEM Integration
22 Questions to Answer Before Installing EV Charging Depots

22 Questions to Answer Before Installing EV Charging Depots

The answers will dictate site design, energy management considerations, software needs, home charging requirements, and fleet policy updates. Without the proper attention, fleet operators face ballooning and unexpected costs.

May 20, 2021

16 Questions for Getaround

16 Questions for Getaround

Pat Notti, VP of Getaround’s Marketplace and Operations, answers questions on the Power Host Program, including how hosts are managing parking, insurance, vehicle supply, and the depreciation curve, as well as the attributes that make a successful power host.

May 19, 2021

Manheim: Mileage on Rental Risk Units Reach Record Highs

Manheim: Mileage on Rental Risk Units Reach Record Highs

For April, Manheim’s rental risk unit share fell to the lowest level since 2002. Rental car companies are net buyers, not sellers, of wholesale used vehicles right now, says Cox Automotive’s Jonathan Smoke.

May 11, 2021

Automaker Sales to Rental Fleets Crater
U.S. Travelers Can Now Rent from Major Car Rental Companies on Uber App
24 Takeaways from the Inaugural Data-Driven Fleet Experience

24 Takeaways from the Inaugural Data-Driven Fleet Experience

The virtual conference presented deep dives on how data is fostering intelligent fleets. The seminars, panel discussions, and networking sessions covered connected cars, electrification suitability, OEM-embedded modems, telematics market trends, the rise of third-party data integrators, the migration to 5G, and video telematics.

April 28, 2021

How A Digital Key Is Transforming Corporate Carsharing

How A Digital Key Is Transforming Corporate Carsharing

At the recent Geotab Extend virtual event, Geotab’s Fabian Seithel and Tim Ruhoff of Fleetster discussed how keyless technology combined with telematics is facilitating in-vehicle deliveries, more automated pickup and return processes, and private carsharing trips with business cars.

March 29, 2021

Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

Unsuspecting car rental customers are engaging with fraudulent third-party sites for supposed car rentals. Live operators encourage users buy prepaid gift cards and read the PIN over the phone to secure their “rental.”

March 9, 2021

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