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Car rental companies still battling against shortages

Aug 3, 2021
The companies are struggling to purchase new cars because of supply problems.
A Hertz car-rental agency in Manhattan.
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Americans cannot wait to get the heck out of their homes and go on vacation

Apr 16, 2021
To wit: "Plan a trip to Disney World” Google searches increased 2600% between March and April.
Google searches for "plan a trip to Disney World" went up 2600% between March and April of this year.
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Didn't pick up your rental car? No problem.

May 15, 2017
Why is it that rental car companies don't penalize customers for flaking at the last minute?
“Some rental car companies have been afraid to charge for no-shows with the fear that their competitors won’t and it would be used as a marketing campaign against them,” said John Healy, who follows the car rental industry for Northcoast Research.
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For Hertz, disappointing results reflect challenging times

Nov 8, 2016
The rental car business is running on E.
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Uber has yet to make a real dent in the market for business travelers

Apr 22, 2016
After traveling about 30 miles, Uber can become much more expensive than a car rental.
Uber is continuing to disrupt the automotive world, but not in all markets.
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