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Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

You could say the all-new Maverick’s hybrid engine, unibody frame, and 4.5-foot bed make it a niche truck. But in the post-pandemic era of efficiencies and economics, fleets must apply a Swiss Army knife-like approach to job applications.

June 8, 2021

The Future of Car Rental Telematics Is Direct OEM Integration
22 Questions to Answer Before Installing EV Charging Depots

22 Questions to Answer Before Installing EV Charging Depots

The answers will dictate site design, energy management considerations, software needs, home charging requirements, and fleet policy updates. Without the proper attention, fleet operators face ballooning and unexpected costs.

May 20, 2021

16 Questions for Getaround

16 Questions for Getaround

Pat Notti, VP of Getaround’s Marketplace and Operations, answers questions on the Power Host Program, including how hosts are managing parking, insurance, vehicle supply, and the depreciation curve, as well as the attributes that make a successful power host.

May 19, 2021

Operational and Legal Challenges to Electrify Car Rental Fleets

Operational and Legal Challenges to Electrify Car Rental Fleets

From new legislative EV incentives to state and local mandates that will affect the car rental industry, operators need to start developing an electrification strategy. Operational and legal issues surrounding charging, tracking of rental cars, and data privacy must be considered.

May 11, 2021

24 Takeaways from the Inaugural Data-Driven Fleet Experience

24 Takeaways from the Inaugural Data-Driven Fleet Experience

The virtual conference presented deep dives on how data is fostering intelligent fleets. The seminars, panel discussions, and networking sessions covered connected cars, electrification suitability, OEM-embedded modems, telematics market trends, the rise of third-party data integrators, the migration to 5G, and video telematics.

April 28, 2021

It’s Time to Reinvent the In-Store Experience

It’s Time to Reinvent the In-Store Experience

Car rental operators who take advantage of new opportunities to mitigate wait times, expand payment types, create mobile workflows, and harness data will have a better chance to prevail in the post-pandemic world.

April 22, 2021

How Midway Car Rental Improved its Lot Security

How Midway Car Rental Improved its Lot Security

To help protect its vehicle lots, Midway Car Rental decided to purchase ROSA (Responsive Observation Security Agents) units. The self-contained security system includes human and vehicle detection and responsive digital signage and audio messaging.

April 21, 2021

Planning on Renting Your Vehicles on a P2P Platform for Gig Drivers? Be Aware of the Risks
How A Digital Key Is Transforming Corporate Carsharing

How A Digital Key Is Transforming Corporate Carsharing

At the recent Geotab Extend virtual event, Geotab’s Fabian Seithel and Tim Ruhoff of Fleetster discussed how keyless technology combined with telematics is facilitating in-vehicle deliveries, more automated pickup and return processes, and private carsharing trips with business cars.

March 29, 2021

Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

This legal roadmap for transportation businesses examines employers’ obligations regarding vaccinations and employees’ right to refuse them. Related issues such as potential liability, contract worker status, ADA disabilities, and privacy are also explored.

March 22, 2021

Business Vs. Leisure: How to Better Serve a Changing Rental Customer Profile
Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

Unsuspecting car rental customers are engaging with fraudulent third-party sites for supposed car rentals. Live operators encourage users buy prepaid gift cards and read the PIN over the phone to secure their “rental.”

March 9, 2021

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

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