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Taxis are gone. Rental Cars are next. Business travelers take more rideshares than rental cars.

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kstark77
100
 Posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Business travelers are now submitting more Uber and Lyft receipts than they are with rental cars.  

We all know ZipCar is being chummy with Uber (renting their cars to drivers) and Hertz is renting out to Lyft drivers.  Guess what happens next?!  

"Uber accounted for 43 percent of ground transportation transactions for the period, while the total for ride-hailing receipts tracked in Q1 made up 46 percent, with rental cars totaling just 40 percent."

And this trend is only accelerating: Certify also reported that rental car transactions have fallen 15 percent in the past two years, while ride-sharing receipts increased 4 percent during the fourth quarter of 2015.

We can't blame them.  Rental cars are a pain.  Reserving it in advance, taking a bus to a whole another lot, standing in a line to rent it, re-fueling it, etc. etc.  What dinosaur industry.

Get ready to say goodbye folks

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dougnewcomb/2016/04/22/business-travelers-are-skipping-rental-cars-for-ride-sharing-services/#65c3c04426c2

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    RainbowRash
    101 Rider
     3 years ago

    hold on a sec.  the math is off.  of course there are more Uber transactions than rental car transactions. With Avis, you book ONE for the whole trip.  With Uber, you book one for every leg.  I don't know, man.  Fake news.

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    lionfool
    236 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    This does not sadden me. Rental cars are so expensive in some places, and you may not even use it more than just getting to/from airport and a couple of ancillary trips in between.