During its quarterly investor’s call, Avis Budget Group showed how it’s meeting demand in a dramatically disrupted environment, with insights into sourcing new local market business, the semiconductor chip shortage, and the return of corporate travel.
February 23, 2021
Due to the global shortage of semiconductors used in automobiles, OEMs are telling car rental companies to expect “significant delays” with fleet orders. One operator has had a large order canceled outright.
January 27, 2021
Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?
January 4, 2021
There are recent positive trends in the car rental and travel markets, it’s your job as a manager to convey them and your positive sphere of influence to your team and those you’re looking to hire.
December 2, 2020
Motorq’s connected car APIs enable fleet owners to identify the location and pre-delivery status of General Motors’ vehicles. The system uses OnStar technology for “surgical” enablement of data that can be stopped or started as needed.
November 18, 2020
This article focuses on alternatives to physical driver’s license inspection, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and updates to California’s privacy statutes.
November 18, 2020
Panelists during Day 4 and 5 of the Fleet Forward Experience explored how technology is enabling smart mapping and a more efficient supply chain, while others stressed the considerable planning involved to implement electric infrastructure and IoT networks.
November 16, 2020
Overcoming today’s challenges to corporate fleet electrification; understanding how embedded modem data can be used effectively; and straightforward paths to sharing fleet vehicles — it was another busy day at Fleet Forward Experience.
November 12, 2020
Yaro Hetman outlined Ford’s plans to scale its electric ecosystem while fleet management and autonomous technology providers came together for a view on viable autonomous business models.
November 11, 2020
We learned that Tesla is a player in fleet and that autonomy is taking various paths to evolution. Digital keys and car-as-wallet technologies are driving fleet efficiencies right now.
November 10, 2020
Most customers still rent a car through distribution channels. Reaching millions of rental days is hardly possible when not using those channels and only renting regionally to local customers.
October 26, 2020
We established a cell phone number for text-only communication. Customers love the ability to text us, while we can respond but not be tied to answering the phone whenever it rings.
October 13, 2020
This small van rental company in Utah just saw its best summer yet, and fall is looking even better. Owner Rich Guernsey is reaping the benefits from his self-created low-tech, contactless rentals procedure.
October 4, 2020
Auto dealers looking to build a rental operation in house need to adopt these best practices and avoid these minefields.
September 2, 2020
During the challenges brought about by the pandemic, leaders should remember to keep their role in perspective, focus on a positive outlook of the future and their team’s strengths, and give themselves a break.
August 26, 2020