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Will Prepaid Reservations Catch On?

Prepaid reservations might be the new guaranteed reservations; though perfecting the model to balance customer service, utilization and profits is an enormous challenge.

February 5, 2014

Prepaid reservations might be the new guaranteed reservations; though perfecting the model to balance customer service, utilization and profits is an enormous challenge.

Tags: Car Rental Show, no-show fees, guaranteed reservations, prepaid rentals

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

What Penske Brings to Car Rental

The new Hertz franchisee is bringing to car rental a focus on facilities and employee practices, while Penske dealerships will get a stable source of low-mileage used vehicles.

April 29, 2013

The new Hertz franchisee is bringing to car rental a focus on facilities and employee practices, while Penske dealerships will get a stable source of low-mileage used vehicles.

Tags: Penske, Hertz, Car Rental Show

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

7 Takeaways from the 2013 Car Rental Show

As I settle back at my desk, here are a few thoughts on corporate culture, ACRA, the global community, franchising, independents and a “sane” car rental market.

April 18, 2013

As I settle back at my desk, here are a few thoughts on corporate culture, ACRA, the global community, franchising, independents and a “sane” car rental market.

Tags: Penske, franchises, ACRA, Car Rental Show, Russell Bruno Award

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

10 New Things at the 2013 Car Rental Show

This year’s show is highlighted by a new hotel, an anniversary toast, some special guests and seminars for newcomers and exhibitors only.

April 8, 2013

This year’s show is highlighted by a new hotel, an anniversary toast, some special guests and seminars for newcomers and exhibitors only.

Tags: Car Rental Show

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Why is the Car Rental Show Growing?

It’s a testament to the health of the industry domestically and its growth abroad, along with a few other factors not to be overlooked.

March 14, 2012

It’s a testament to the health of the industry domestically and its growth abroad, along with a few other factors not to be overlooked.

Tags: Car Rental Show

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

CRS: What the Manufacturers Said

March 15, 2011

Representatives from four of the major auto manufacturers gathered at the Car Rental Show to talk rental. While rental continues to represent an integral part of the business, OEMs are managing rental fleet sales to protect residuals.

Tags: Toyota, Hyundai, Chrysler, Car Rental Show, Ford

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:24 PM | » Comments(0)

ACRA Panel: A Rational, Safe Way to Handle Recalls

March 14, 2011

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).

Tags: vicarious liability, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, ACRA, Recalls, Car Rental Show, Bob Barton, Sharon Faulkner, Frank Colonna, Gil Cygler, Graves Amendment, no-show fees, guaranteed reservations, anti-steering, HR 4175

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, March 14, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

CRS 2011: What Larry De Shon Said

March 11, 2011

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.

Tags: Technology, Avis Budget Group, Car Rental Show, Virtual Car, automated car rental

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, March 11, 2011 3:53 PM | » Comments(0)

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