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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

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

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
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

Prevailing through a Pandemic: Budget Harrisburg’s Blacktop Story
Kyte: Disrupting the Car Rental Model at the Right Time
U-Save Operator Takes to the Skies for PPE Deliveries
Eight Viewpoints on Mobility Post Coronavirus

Eight Viewpoints on Mobility Post Coronavirus

We asked eight experts from the travel, transportation, and mobility spectrums: Will the pandemic accelerate certain mobility options, or will latent hesitancies exist from a health/safety standpoint that will dampen the market for a long time?

April 14, 2020

What’s Happening to Carsharing?

What’s Happening to Carsharing?

With high-profile closures and pullbacks in 2019, the North American carsharing market looks to new market opportunities. But can it grow past its traditional base?

February 12, 2020

8 Fleet Forward Conference Takeaways

8 Fleet Forward Conference Takeaways

Data management and protection, electrification, telematics, video technology, mobile servicing, shared mobility, and advanced safety tech took center stage in San Jose.

November 26, 2019

Are We Reaching a Used Car Segment Tipping Point?

Are We Reaching a Used Car Segment Tipping Point?

The used car market has adopted a Swiss Army-knife approach to managing the “off-lease tsunami,” which turned into a manageable rising tide. Are new market dynamics breathing life into a segment left for a dead, the midsize sedan?

November 18, 2019