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U.S. Car Rental: Sanity in the Face of Disruption

A newfound austerity in fleeting is producing a domino effect of benefits for 2018.

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Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

$3 Weekly Car Rental Rates are Unsustainable

Better technology, education, transparency, and a way to show the correlation between price and customer service are needed.

European Car Rental Market: Pitfalls and Potential

As Europe finally exits a tough economy, market fragmentation, pricing pressures and difficult business conditions pose challenges to growth.

5 Predictions for Car Rental in 2015

Next year’s mechanics hinge on plentiful new car supply and a softening used car market.

Has Consolidation Killed the Car Rental Entrepreneur?

In the midst of a new round of car rental company buyouts, the successful independent is becoming a rare commodity.

Finding the Right Car to Match Your Rental Rate

As a small fleet, how much can your company pay for a vehicle and still profit in a rate-competitive environment? Here are some tips to help work toward a holding cost that is 40% of revenue.

Avis Price Boost a Good Sign for Industry?

On its first quarter earnings call, Avis Budget Group shed light on price increases, acquisitions, the used car market and where the growth is with ancillary sales.

6 Market Predictors for 2014

In their fourth quarter conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on fleet costs, the used car market, fleet optimization strategies and potential acquisitions. Hertz shed light on the fallout from that excess fleet.

The Silver Lining of Car Rental Consolidation

While the world concentrates on whether rental rates will rise, rates don’t rule the world.