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Coming soon to Fleet News' readers: free daily rental supplement

FLEET News Supplements Service is preparing its next major publication, the Daily Rental Guide, which is due out on March 29.

The Fleet News Daily Rental Guide is the definitive guide to the rental market in the fleet industry.

Packed with information, advice, news and analysis, it has become a key publication in the fleet calendar.

Fleet managers will gain the most from the detailed analysis of the market, especially those who make purchasing decisions in their companies.

The guide to the top 20 rental companies is used as an important list by fleets, while the advice is often passed on throughout companies.

The supplement is also read by rental suppliers to gain a view of their customers and look for any important trends for the industry in the future.

Details of the contents for this year’s guide are provided below.

Anyone wishing to submit information or articles related to this guide should call Supplements and Events Editor John Maslen on 01733 468307 or email john.maslen@emap.com.

Note: This synopsis is subject to change depending on pagination

DAILY RENTAL GUIDE MARCH 2007

Publishing date: March 29
Copy ready: March 3
Ad deadline: March 16

Brief overview: The Fleet News Daily Rental Guide is the definitive guide to the rental market in the fleet industry. Packed with information, advice, news and analysis, it has become a key publication in the fleet calendar.

Audience: Fleet managers will gain the most from the detailed analysis of the market, especially those who make purchasing decisions in their companies. The guide to the top 20 rental companies is used as an important list by fleets, while the advice is often passed on throughout companies. The supplement is also read by rental suppliers to gain a view of their customers and look for any important trends for the industry in the future.

Contents

Key changes this year will be updated design, the new top 20 table of rental companies, more in-depth features with guest opinion pieces and summary sections providing at-a-glance advice.

Editor’s/sponsor’s intro by John Maslen
Sponsor’s introduction: Our sponsors provide details on their business and their views on the market.
A year of change in rental: A look at the past year and how the rental market has changed, both for fleets and for suppliers
Choosing a rental supplier: What should fleet operators look for when choosing a rental supplier and how much should it cost? Are there services that should be standard and what additional services should fleets be prepared to pay for?
Online rental services: Online rental management is an essential service to many fleets, as it provides speed, clarity and a clear audit trail to help keep track of costs. But what services are available and what benefits do they offer to fleet operators.
Invoicing: One of the most important aspects of keeping control of your rental costs is keeping a close watch on invoicing. Ensuring that the car driven is the one charged for and there are no unfair additional charges is essential. Electronic invoicing can help, but software may also be essential for spotting problems.
Owned versus franchised: The rental market is divided between companies that run their own outlets and those that offer a franchised alternative for greater coverage. What issues do fleet operators need to consider when choosing a supplier?
Brokers: When looking for the best rental deal, fleets can deal direct with rental companies, or use an intermediary to shoulder the burden of shopping around for the best deal or service. But what issues do they need to consider when making a choice?
Rental choices - internal rental: The rise of the rental car brought a claim that the traditional pool car was dead, but can a company operate a pool car fleet as an internal rental firm and enjoy the same cost effectiveness as using an outsourced supplier?
Rental choices - one-hour rental: A number of suppliers have now taken flexible rental to new heights with the offer of one hour rental services. But can these services work for businesses and how will they have to differ from the retail option?
Rental choices - lifestyle rental: The latest development in the rental market is to combine the benefits of leasing with the flexibility of rental to create a lifestyle product. It has been investigated by many companies, including leasing firms and rental suppliers. It offers a standard car in a long-term contract, with the flexibility to swap into a range of other vehicles several times a year, all for a set monthly fee. But can it work?
Rental choices – flexible rental: The gap between short-term rental and long-term contract hire has been bridged by flexible rental, where cars can be rented for one-month periods, but with no penalties for handing them back early. It is particularly popular in the van rental market.
Top 20 Daily Rental Companies: We reveal the 20 largest daily rental companies, according to their total fleet size.
Van rental: Fleets can’t take the same approach to renting vans and cars. Vans require a specific approach and unique skills to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum and the right vehicle is ordered for the right job. So what particular issues will fleet managers face?
Executive rental/chauffeur rental: The executive rental market is booming, with a wide range of vehicles on offer and a variety of services, ranging from self-drive to chauffered mobile offices. We examine the choices facing fleet operators and the benefits of opting for the executive rental option.
Rental and taxation: There are specific tax rules relating to taxation of rental vehicles that fleet operators need to be aware of to ensure drivers don’t receive unexpected bills on their P11ds.
Rental and the environment: Going green doesn’t just apply to company cars. Rental firms are ensuring they help employers and drivers to do their bit too. Initiatives range from growing availability of cleaner vehicles to offsetting emissions and reducing paperwork.
Damage charges: Rental companies charge for damage to their vehicles and the costs can soar if drivers don’t take care of their vehicles. We look at the key issues from the customers and the rental suppliers’ point of view.

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