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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.

May 12, 2014

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.

Tags: Zipcar, Avis Budget Group, Rental Rates, Earnings, Quarterly Report, Ancillary Revenue

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

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 Car Market

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

Millennials’ Views of Cars: So What?

February 18, 2014

Opinion surveys on the intentions of millennials miss the big picture of the real shifts in the way we get around.

Tags: Zipcar, Car Sharing, Enterprise Holdings, millennials, car ownership

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

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, Wholesale Market, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Financial Report, Used Car Market, rates, Quarterly Earnings, Payless Car Rental

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

When the Alternative Goes Mainstream

The Avis offer for Zipcar was inevitable. But is it good?

January 2, 2013

The Avis offer for Zipcar was inevitable. But is it good?

Tags: Zipcar, Car Sharing, Avis Budget Group, Hertz On Demand

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Answers to Seven Fleet Questions

When the heads of seven major fleet management companies convene on a panel together, it’s a good time to get their views on issues such as changes to lease accounting standards, how the new fuel economy standards will affect fleet and which alternative fuel will break out in five to seven years.

April 25, 2012

When the heads of seven major fleet management companies convene on a panel together, it’s a good time to get their views on issues such as changes to lease accounting standards, how the new fuel economy standards will affect fleet and which alternative fuel will break out in five to seven years.

Tags: Leasing, NAFA, Accident Prevention, Driver Behavior, Zipcar, Hertz, Car Sharing, Fuel Economy Standards, Donlen, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(-1)

RelayRides Founder in the Hot Seat

On the eve of his peer-to-peer car-sharing company going national, Shelby Clark answers questions on security measures, insurance claims, regulation compliance and changes to the business model.

March 7, 2012

On the eve of his peer-to-peer car-sharing company going national, Shelby Clark answers questions on security measures, insurance claims, regulation compliance and changes to the business model.

Tags: Liability, Zipcar, Car Sharing, Peer-to-Peer, HiGear, RelayRides

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Should Car Sharing Get a Pass on Excise Taxes?

April 20, 2011

Car sharing and car rental are both part of the solution to the public’s transportation needs. The two communities are better off fighting excise taxes—as well as vicarious liability protection and recalls—together.

Tags: vicarious liability, Zipcar, rental taxes, Recalls, Excise Taxes, Connect by Hertz

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:22 AM | » Comments(1)

A Few Thoughts on Better Utilization of Fleet Vehicles

July 21, 2010

Technology is making possible peer-to-peer car sharing, “fleet sharing,” one-way rentals and getting more use out of pool vehicles.

Tags: Zipcar, Car Sharing, car2go, Peer-to-Peer, One-Way Rentals, GPS

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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