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
De Shon came up as an operations guy. Perhaps that mindset, whether moving airplanes or rental fleets as efficiently as possible, is what ultimately led him to lead the charge as Avis's first “mobility CEO.”
May 29, 2019
On its first quarter conference call, Hertz was candid about the impact of Uber and Lyft — as well as the unrealized revenue potential.
May 8, 2019
Hertz and Avis Budget Group are working on process initiatives that purport to improve pricing, reduce shuttling expense, collect more ancillary revenue, and take on ride hailing.
May 16, 2018
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.
March 19, 2018
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.
February 14, 2018
Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.
July 17, 2017
Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.
June 27, 2017
Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)
March 1, 2017
Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.
November 16, 2016
In a new era of sustainable business practices, the three largest car rental companies share guiding principles and best practices that make both environmental and economic sense.
May 12, 2016
The CNBC airline and auto reporter made some questionable assumptions as to the health of the car rental industry.
May 13, 2015
Digging deeper into the most recent public statements by Avis Budget Group and Hertz reveal direction on the market, including growing the deep-discount segment, ancillary sales drivers, Hertz’s ship-righting and Zipcar’s first franchise (you heard correctly).
March 3, 2015
Avis Budget Group goes in-depth on how pricing is driving strong earnings, while this year's record number of recalls is taking a toll.
September 12, 2014
In their most recent conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on pricing, fleet costs, the used car market and fleet optimization strategies.
May 12, 2014