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Used Rental Cars: Perception Versus Reality

The erroneous perception of a beat-up off-rental car will linger as long as misguided disclosure laws remain. READ MORE

The Truth, to Power (Part Two)

J.D. (Dave) Power opens up on customer engagement, right and wrong sales tactics, the power of information and the evolution of how we buy cars. READ MORE

The Truth, to Power

J.D. (Dave) Power opens up on building a business around your family, finding the right customers, changing the automotive franchise system and knowing when it’s time to quit. (Part one.) READ MORE

In Search of the “Real” MPG

How come my fuel economy doesn't match the new car sticker? A new, real-world test shows how much road type, traffic level and driving style affect individual vehicle’s mpg performance in ways the EPA test does not. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Seeking the CNG Holy Grail

Some potential technological breakthroughs may be game changers in accelerating the implementation of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. READ MORE

A Call for Recall Preparedness

In light of the massive recent automotive recalls, car rental companies should prepare for the Big One by acting out a “recall fire drill.” READ MORE

The 2014 Car Rental Show welcomed more than 800 attendees, one of the highest attendances in its 19-year history.

What I Learned at the 2014 Car Rental Show

If the Car Rental Show is an indicator of the health of the industry, the North American market is doing well — while the "growth markets" are really taking off. READ MORE

Elaine celebrates the passage of the Graves Amendment that paved the way for the return of leasing in New York state in 2005. She is flanked by members of the Greater New York National Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) and New York Sen. Owen Johnson, to her left.

Remembering Elaine Litwer

On the fifth anniversary of Elaine Litwer’s death, I’m brought back to the work she did to repeal vicarious liability. But it’s also caused me to reflect on the mentors in my life. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

6 Game Changers for Work Trucks

At NTEA’s 2014 Work Truck Show, manufacturers, conversion companies and parts manufacturers introduced advances in work vehicles along with better ways to produce them. READ MORE

The Missed Story behind RelayRides’ Suspension in New York

RelayRides must cease operations in New York State because it violated insurance law. But is it the legal gray area or the model itself that kept the service from growing? READ MORE

While depreciation might drop off a cliff and then slide gradually down as a car ages, depreciation is only one factor in the operating cost of a fleet vehicle. When all eight cost factors are calculated, including costs that increase and decrease over time, the Vincentric data shows that operating costs per year don’t move in a straight line.

Longer Hold Times — Lower Costs?

Running your fleet vehicles longer isn't always the most cost-effective choice. READ MORE

Millennials’ Views of Cars: So What?

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

Why Is Mileage Up on Rental Cars?

The mileage increase on rental risk units may be the result of a different dynamic than the one that led rental companies to run up mileage during the Recession. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Chris Brown

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Executive Editor

Chris is the executive editor of Business Fleet Magazine and Auto Rental News. He covers all aspects of the fleet world.

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