The major Brazilian car rental companies are on a buying spree, while long-term rentals to commercial customers are keeping the independents afloat. The biggest story, however, is that rental companies are now the biggest suppliers of cars to ride-hailing drivers in the country.
October 8, 2019
Walking into a representative’s or senator’s office to cogently deliver a message that will inspire change is an exhilarating, exhausting, and daunting task. Here’s an inside look on how these meetings go down.
September 30, 2019
Lyft’s car rental service offers renters some great perks, though it doesn’t yet have the big-volume problems that airport car rental companies experience.
September 11, 2019
Avis’s expansion of its TNC rentals program depends on its ability to manage vehicle mileage and telemetry, made possible by a connected car.
August 21, 2019
One of the final consolidations in U.S. car rental, the acquisition has ramifications in both the leisure and corporate markets, as well as for other brands.
August 14, 2019
In this analysis of recent mobility news, we apply the “efficiencies, cost, savings, fewer tech hurdles” rule to see which new mobility models might be deployed sooner than we think.
August 5, 2019
If your business creed is to solve problems, you might serve a customer well enough that they may not need you anymore.
July 29, 2019
From a geeky industry insider standpoint, the fact that Lyft is renting fleet to consumers on a daily rate is a big deal. But questions abound regarding the business model and profitability.
July 17, 2019
A massive new market for fleet management will be created that doesn’t exist yet. Are you ready?
June 11, 2019
De Shon came up as an operations guy. Perhaps that mindset, whether moving airplanes or rental fleets as efficiently as possible, is what ultimately led him to lead the charge as Avis's first “mobility CEO.”
May 29, 2019
On its first quarter conference call, Hertz was candid about the impact of Uber and Lyft — as well as the unrealized revenue potential.
May 8, 2019
One, the method in which operators put renters into cars is becoming more fluid and varied; the second: “The days of 60% utilization are over.”
April 18, 2019
Sales into rental fleets are up in the first quarter, while residual values are softening. Are higher fleet costs and over fleeting on the horizon?
April 10, 2019
Where is car rental headed with initiatives surrounding Mobility as a Service offerings, fleet management of autonomous vehicles, subscription services, and a rental fleet that connects it all?
March 27, 2019
A new group of fleet owners has emerged to supply peer-to-peer platforms. They’re getting together, learning fast, and hungry for resources. They’re not going away.
February 27, 2019