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
From sleeping at a branch to using a car as an office — despite having no power at home — car rental company employees in Texas weathered the storm to serve customers with resilience and determination.
February 21, 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
Market watchers are pegging Avis Budget Group’s recent stock spike to the vaccine rollout. They cite the company’s ability to adjust fleet to demand, its solid financial position regarding fleet debt, and its success in removing $2.5 billion in costs for 2020.
December 29, 2020
Wheels Car Rental System decided to thank their staff, vendors, and customers by producing their version of the Jerusalema Dance Challenge. The project got more complicated than expected, but the result will make you smile.
December 11, 2020
The data from KAR Analytical Services demonstrates how rental companies sold into the used car market during the summer, traditionally the industry’s busiest season.
December 9, 2020
The coming year will begin with upside down fleet patterns, a constricted lending environment, a looming tax liability, and a changed rental customer. Yet by the second half, business could be gangbusters. Will you be ready?
December 9, 2020
The latest Auto Rental News coronavirus survey tells the story of an industry that was initially devastated by the pandemic but is in an encouraging — if slow and uneven — process of recovery.
November 22, 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
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
The plan includes waiving dues for ACRA members with 399 vehicles or fewer and the creation of ACRA Army to defend the industry at the state and federal government level.
November 12, 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