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McElroy: Detroit 3 Profitable Again in 3 Years

McElroy: Detroit 3 Profitable Again in 3 Years

Automotive industry analyst John McElroy is “bullish” about the future of the Detroit 3, forecasting a profit break-even point at 10-million SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate) and for the domestic OEMs to be “extremely profitable” at 14 million units yearly in sales.

March 1, 2010

How to Run a Successful Car-Sharing Operation

How to Run a Successful Car-Sharing Operation

Do you have what it takes to be a CSO (carshare operator)? If you can harness the technology, educate your market and solve the parking, you could be raking in $1,700 RPU.

September 1, 2009

Mint: Higher Profits by the Hour

Mint: Higher Profits by the Hour

This independent car sharing startup uses a built-in parking connection and community-based growth to make a run at profits in the world’s largest carsharing market.

September 1, 2009

Dollar Thrifty Plans for Refranchising, Remarketing and Recovery
How to Be Your Bank’s Best Customer

How to Be Your Bank’s Best Customer

Banks want more assurances than ever that your business is healthy. Having an answer to these 10 questions will help keep your credit lines safe.

July 1, 2009

Car Rental Show 2009: Finding Opportunity in the New Economy

Car Rental Show 2009: Finding Opportunity in the New Economy

More than 400 auto rental professionals gathered in Las Vegas at the 2009 Car Rental Show to address the challenges facing the industry. This year, the funding crisis and credit crunch were prevailing themes in the seminars, panels and roundtable discussions.

May 1, 2009

Buying Used Cars (Intelligently)

Buying Used Cars (Intelligently)

With fewer program cars and a cap on financing limits, it’s time to consider “fleeting up” with used vehicles.

March 1, 2009

Auto Auctions Move Online and Upstream

Auto Auctions Move Online and Upstream

ATC-Onlane is now selling Avis Budget’s aged vehicles online to dealers while the cars are still making money in the rental fleet. How will this industry shift benefit your fleet?

July 1, 2007

How to Select Risk Vehicles

How to Select Risk Vehicles

Many factors beyond price affect risk vehicle purchasing. But do you know who will buy the vehicle when you take it out of service? Identifying this “final customer” early in the vehicle’s lifecycle could be most important to your bottom line.

March 1, 2007

Nine Keys to a Winning Fleet Program

There are several steps you can take to help determine whether you should purchase new or pre-owned vehicles and how you should finance your fleet.

February 1, 2003

How to Make Money in the Car Rental Business

How to Make Money in the Car Rental Business

Some rental operators net pre-tax 20 cents or more on the dollar. With the right plan and enough drive, you can too, advises industry consultant Neil Abrams at the Car Rental Show.

January 1, 2003