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Avis Answers ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’

Avis Answers ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’

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

Car Rental Companies Persevere in Texas

Car Rental Companies Persevere in Texas

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

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

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

Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

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

Analysts Are Bullish on Avis

Analysts Are Bullish on Avis

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 Takes on Jerusalema Challenge - and Goes Big
Off-Rental Wholesale Sales Volume Underscores Upside Down Year
Welcome to 2021, Car Rental’s Recovery Year

Welcome to 2021, Car Rental’s Recovery Year

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

COVID-19 Survey: Rates, Revenues, Optimism Rebound in Q3
GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

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

Fleet Forward Experience Wrap: IoT, Electric Infrastructure, and the Supply Chain
ACRA Board Adopts 2021 Strategic Plan

ACRA Board Adopts 2021 Strategic Plan

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

Fleet Forward Experience Day 3: Removing Barriers to Corporate Fleet Electrification
Fleet Forward Experience Day 2: Ford’s Electrification and the Autonomy Trifecta
Six Takeaways from Fleet Forward Experience Day 1

Six Takeaways from Fleet Forward Experience Day 1

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