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Car Rental Majors: Looking Forward

Car Rental Majors: Looking Forward

On their fourth quarter and full-year 2010 earnings calls, the three public car rental companies look into the crystal ball on prepaid rentals, franchising, new remarketing channels, potential mergers and growth opportunities.

April 29, 2011

Understanding Customer Satisfaction

Understanding Customer Satisfaction

J.D. Power and Associates’ Stuart Greif talks about the 2010 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study, how RACs were graded and why brands achieved the scores they did.

January 1, 2011

Merger Talks in Holding Pattern

While Avis Budget and Dollar Thrifty wait for an FTC ruling, the three public companies report solid financials.

November 9, 2010

Majors Report Q2 Earnings

Majors Report Q2 Earnings

Dollar Thrifty again leads profit performance. Commercial business rebounds; leisure lags.

September 2, 2010

Hertz Looks to Acquire Dollar Thrifty for $1.2 Billion

The deal would give Hertz 1,550 additional locations worldwide and a total of 9,800 across six continents. The combined market share for the group will be 24 percent, based on Auto Rental News’ 2009 estimates of total fleet size.

May 1, 2010

Public RACs: 2009 Report Cards

Public RACs: 2009 Report Cards

Hertz, Avis Budget and Dollar Thrifty improved earnings year over year. Expect continued—if modest—improvements in 2010.

March 1, 2010

Dollar Thrifty Plans for Refranchising, Remarketing and Recovery
When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Car Rental Company Be Ready?
Industry Forecast 2008

Industry Forecast 2008

Rental car companies are mitigating fleet costs by transitioning to risk vehicles and increasing holding periods. Could self-service rental car kiosks be the next big thing?

November 1, 2007

Cracking the Airport Market, Part 2
How Will Fleet Cuts Affect the Auto Rental Industry?
How Rental Agencies Should Deal with Unpaid Parking Tickets

Playing the Market: Rental Car Companies Go Public

Hertz and Vanguard will soon trade alongside Avis Budget Group and Dollar Thrifty Group on the Big Board. With profit pressures stronger than ever, what are the ramifications of rental car companies going public?

November 1, 2006