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Starting Up a Green Car Rental Company in Minnesota

Starting Up a Green Car Rental Company in Minnesota

Less than one year ago, Ebrima Jallow started what he believes is the first environmentally friendly vehicle rental company in the state; here, he reflects on his journey to ownership and educating customers on carbon reductions.

January 18, 2022

"Netflix for Cars" - a Primer on Car Subscription Services
The 3 Biggest Challenges of Contactless Car Rental
The State of the Wholesale Used-Vehicle Market
How Car Rental Can Play a Role in EV Revolution

How Car Rental Can Play a Role in EV Revolution

As automakers plan to expand electric vehicle models, car rental companies can serve as a way for consumers to try out these new vehicles. However, EVs pose challenges for rental companies when it comes to factors like recharging and vehicle depreciation.

November 2, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

November 1, 2021

EVs: Residual Values and the Total Cost of Ownership
Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

November 1, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
Enterprise and Microsoft Collaborate on Data and Technology to Evolve the Fleet of the Future
Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

Defining Your Contactless Rental Strategy

Defining Your Contactless Rental Strategy

Breaking away from traditional service at the counter can create a more efficient rental process. Experts share insights on new tools to facilitate on-demand rentals and how to make this new system function smoothly for staff and customers.

October 21, 2021

Three Ways Rental Car Operators are Cannibalizing Future Profitability
Fleet Planning: When Your Plan is Out the Window

Fleet Planning: When Your Plan is Out the Window

In today’s severe vehicle supply crunch, car rental operators and industry experts share insights on how to fleet plan for the near future. Topics include how to balance de-fleeting while acquiring new fleet and adjusting model mix for shifts in rental types.

October 5, 2021

Independent Operators Share Biggest Challenges for 2022

Independent Operators Share Biggest Challenges for 2022

At the recent International Car Rental Show, the heads of four independent car rental companies discussed staffing challenges, views on rental fleet electrification, and getting creative in sourcing fleet.

September 21, 2021

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