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Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

Photo courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr. Photo cropped.

March 19, 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

Tags: Zipcar, Pricing, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Quarterly Report, Quarterly Earnings, Ancillary Revenue, Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, March 19, 2018 10:49 AM | » Comments(0)

Car Rental Rates Up, Fleet Sales Down — Correlation?

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

July 17, 2017

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Incentives, Car Rental Rates, 50-City Survey, Used Vehicle Values

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, July 17, 2017 2:15 PM | » Comments(1)

Hertz, Avis Autonomy Partnerships: Good First Steps on a Long Path

Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.

June 27, 2017

Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Donlen, Lyft, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:52 AM | » Comments(0)

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

March 1, 2017

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.)

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Rental Rates, Fleet Vehicles, Mobility Service, Ride-Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:07 PM | » Comments(2)

2017: Fleet Mix Will Be Paramount

November 16, 2016

Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.

Tags: Residual Values, Fleet Management, Vehicle Depreciation, Hertz, Avis Budget Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:44 AM | » Comments(0)

When Market Engineering Goes Bad, Again

The bankruptcy of the Haggen grocery chain shows the FTC hasn’t learned its lesson.

October 14, 2015

The bankruptcy of the Haggen grocery chain shows the FTC hasn’t learned its lesson.

Tags: Hertz, Advantage Rent A Car, FTC, Bankruptcy, Antitrust Laws

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:33 AM | » Comments(0)

John Tague and the New Hertz

Today’s conference call was the debutant ball for Hertz’s new CEO, in which he set the company’s direction on regaining market share, fixing Dollar and Thrifty, the threat from Uber, Hertz’s exit from carsharing, prepaid rentals and more.

July 17, 2015

Today’s conference call was the debutant ball for Hertz’s new CEO, in which he set the company’s direction on regaining market share, fixing Dollar and Thrifty, the threat from Uber, Hertz’s exit from carsharing, prepaid rentals and more.

Tags: Hertz, Quarterly Earnings, John Tague

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, July 17, 2015 2:31 PM | » Comments(8)

How Phil LeBeau Got it Wrong

The CNBC airline and auto reporter made some questionable assumptions as to the health of the car rental industry.

May 13, 2015

The CNBC airline and auto reporter made some questionable assumptions as to the health of the car rental industry.

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Car Rental Rates

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:44 PM | » Comments(1)

Gaining Insight beyond the Quarterly Headlines

March 3, 2015

Digging deeper into the most recent public statements by Avis Budget Group and Hertz reveal direction on the market, including growing the deep-discount segment, ancillary sales drivers, Hertz’s ship-righting and Zipcar’s first franchise (you heard correctly).

Tags: Zipcar, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Quarterly Report, Ancillary Revenue

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:25 PM | » Comments(0)

Can You Imagine A World without Rental Counters?

It’s easy if you try.

January 14, 2015

It’s easy if you try.

Tags: Telematics, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Carsharing, Rent Centric, Silvercar, Verizon

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:51 PM | » Comments(1)

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

November 14, 2014

Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

Tags: Hertz, Repurchase Programs, Audits, Financial Statements, Used Vehicle Values

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 4:07 PM | » Comments(0)

What Hertz Needs in a New CEO

With Mark Frissora’s departure, Hertz can concentrate on the future.

September 10, 2014

With Mark Frissora’s departure, Hertz can concentrate on the future.

Tags: Hertz, Financial Report, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Mark Frissora

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:55 PM | » Comments(12)

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.

March 26, 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.

Tags: Zipcar, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Rental Rates, Used Vehicle Values

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Advantage Bankruptcy: What We Know Right Now

The most recent court documents give clues as to what may have happened to Advantage Rent-A-Car.

November 13, 2013

The most recent court documents give clues as to what may have happened to Advantage Rent-A-Car.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hertz, Advantage Rent A Car, Bankruptcy

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(6)

Hertz San Diego Airport — the Future of Car Rental?

In San Diego, Hertz officially unveiled its new facility, along with plans for world domination.

August 14, 2013

In San Diego, Hertz officially unveiled its new facility, along with plans for world domination.

Tags: Telematics, Hertz, Carsharing, GPS Tracking, Hertz 24/7, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

Car Rental at the Halfway Point: How Are We Doing?

Looking at the first half of 2013, rates are up and the used car market is down but stabilizing. Pay attention to developments that portend the long-term future of car rental.

August 7, 2013

Looking at the first half of 2013, rates are up and the used car market is down but stabilizing. Pay attention to developments that portend the long-term future of car rental.

Tags: Manheim, Zipcar, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Financial Report, rates, Quarterly Earnings, Payless Car Rental, Used Vehicle Values

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 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)

Should the Public Be Scared of a Car Rental Oligopoly?

Consumers should be aware of the many forces at work that affect rental car rates.

March 25, 2013

Consumers should be aware of the many forces at work that affect rental car rates.

Tags: Pricing, Hertz, Rental Rates, Dollar Thrifty

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Car Rental Pricing: Cautious Optimism

The two U.S. public car rental companies both report gains in pricing — finally — though they present different views on the cost scenario for 2013.

March 4, 2013

The two U.S. public car rental companies both report gains in pricing — finally — though they present different views on the cost scenario for 2013.

Tags: Pricing, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Rental Rates, Financial Report

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, March 4, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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

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.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, U-Save, Rental Rates, Advantage Rent A Car, Sixt, FTC, FSNA, Fox Rent-A-Car, Mergers & Acquisitions

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

<i>Updated:</i> FTC Ruling: What it Means

Who will get the vacated Dollar Thrifty airport counters and what will happen to rates?

November 16, 2012

Who will get the vacated Dollar Thrifty airport counters and what will happen to rates?

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hertz, Advantage Rent A Car, Sixt, FTC, FSNA, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How Did Goliath Slay David?

The results of the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Rental Car Satisfaction Study bring the issue of the smaller and larger brands into focus.

November 9, 2012

The results of the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Rental Car Satisfaction Study bring the issue of the smaller and larger brands into focus.

Tags: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, J.D. Power, Hertz, Alamo Rent A Car, Avis, National Car Rental, Enterprise Holdings, ACE Rent A Car, Customer Service, Customer Satisfaction

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, November 9, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Q3 Takeaway: Fleet Costs Will Go Up

Will car rental companies be able to raise prices to compensate?

November 7, 2012

Will car rental companies be able to raise prices to compensate?

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

8 Questions on the Dollar Thrifty and Hertz Merger

The devil is in the details, especially as it relates to Dollar and Thrifty licensees.

August 30, 2012

The devil is in the details, especially as it relates to Dollar and Thrifty licensees.

Tags: Hertz, franchises, Advantage Rent A Car, FSNA, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, licensee, Mergers & Acquisitions

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Vetting The Deal — Why So Long, and Is It Ending Soon?

An antitrust litigator sheds some light on the FTC’s process regarding a Hertz merger with Dollar Thrifty.

August 22, 2012

An antitrust litigator sheds some light on the FTC’s process regarding a Hertz merger with Dollar Thrifty.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hertz, FTC, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Antitrust Laws, Mergers & Acquisitions

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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