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Five Predictions for Car Rental in 2013

As fleet sales and the used car market finally get back to normal, the land rush for vacated airport locations will produce a ground war on rates.

November 27, 2012

5 Key Takeaways from the Car Rental Quarterly Reports

Based on the second quarter reports and conference calls from the three public car rental companies, here are some thoughts on rates, Europe, the local market, new remarketing channels and the merger – or lack thereof.

August 6, 2012

Wholesale Market Drives Q3, But Will Record Rental Revenues Last?

The three public car rental companies posted healthy third quarter results last week. While the quarter was characterized by price competition, healthy volumes and fleet rightsizing, the key driver was the used-car market. But what does the future look like?

November 7, 2011

Mother Nature Drives the Market in Q2

The public car rental companies adapted to supply disruptions and an unprecedented used car market while suffering through a “frustrating” merger process.

August 10, 2011

ACRA Panel: A Rational, Safe Way to Handle Recalls

During its panel at the Car Rental Show, the American Car Rental Association board worked through recall legislation, threats to vicarious liability reform and what’s next with no-show fees (let’s start calling them guaranteed reservations).

March 14, 2011

CRS 2011: What Larry De Shon Said

De Shon took a holistic look at how technology is reshaping car rental. But it's Avis Budget’s Virtual Car program that has the potential to be an industry game changer.

March 11, 2011

Car Rental Majors: the 2011 Crystal Ball

On their fourth quarter and full-year conference calls last week, the three public car rental companies—Hertz, Avis Budget and Dollar Thrifty—talk merger, prepaid rentals and plans for growth.

March 2, 2011

Industry Realignment: What Now?

Avis is asking the FTC to bless a merger between four out of the seven major brands. Something has to give.

November 3, 2010