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Why the Optimism in Car Rental?

Attendees of the 2015 Auto Rental Summit conveyed a uniformly positive outlook. In the face of the many industry threats these days, what’s up?

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The Off-Leases are Coming! Are You Ready?

The used car market will face a confluence of factors to make 2016 a challenging year.

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.

Remarketing Déjà Vu: Will the Resale Market of 2016 be a Repeat of 2002?

Many of the dynamics in today’s market are eerily familiar to the resale value softness that occurred in the last decade, which ultimately peaked in 2002. At that time, year-over-year increases of off-lease vehicles entering the wholesale market exerted downward pressure on resale prices. It appears that we are on the same trajectory, with off-lease volumes peaking in 2016. What are you doing to prepare for these different market dynamics?

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.

7 Reasons Not to Fear the Used Car Market

You may have heard about all those lease returns coming back to the market and what they might do to residual values. It’s not as bad as you think.

A Good Time to Buy Used?

Fleet operators are staring at a price squeeze right now that’s going to hurt. But there are ways to mitigate the pain.