Ford Recalls Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for Seat Belts

The recall covers nearly 603,000 vehicles in the 2013 to 2016 model years.

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Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

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Zipcar Study Reveals Urbanites’ Attitudes on Autonomous Cars

In Zipcar’s latest Urbanite Study, two in five urbanite respondents plan to sell their cars, while 83% of respondents believe automated cars will be on streets in their lifetime.

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November Rates Flat Over 2015

November rates are up $.05 over November 2015, while 12 months to November averaged a small $0.31 decrease.

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EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

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Massachusetts to Conduct Uber and Lyft Background Checks a Year Early

The state’s new agreement with Uber and Lyft will ban drivers who do not pass or follow the background check system by April 3.

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Mazda Starts Production of Next-Gen CX-5

Mazda has begun building its next generation CX-5 compact SUV that will arrive in 2017 with an optional diesel engine, Mazda has announced.

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AlphaCity Car Sharing Passes 1M Shared Miles

AlphaCity vehicles in the UK have travelled a combined 1,022,084 miles for the year to date.

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JustRide Start-up Shifts to Peer-to-Peer Business Model in India

The Bengaluru-based start-up has recently raised $3 million and switched to a peer-to-peer car sharing platform to grow its business.

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Car Rental Companies to Face Vehicle Excise Tax Increase in the UK

The UK government plans to roll out a vehicle excise tax in 2017 that will result in an increase for car rental companies.

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Selfdrive.In Plans to Launch in UAE in January 2017

The car rental company will launch in Dubai with a fleet of 1,500 cars by early January.

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Getaround Partners With CityCarshare

The partnership will add more than 200 vehicles to San Francisco-based Getaround’s fleet and City CarShare members will now arrange rentals through Getaround’s app.

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How Intelligent Transport Systems Affect Car Rental

Intelligent Transport Systems such as self-driving vehicles and mobility services like ride hailing are changing the transportation industry. If car rental companies do not adapt, they risk becoming obsolete.

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Private Interests

The police raid of a car rental company in Detroit leads to questions on how insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions are funded — and the motivations driving the players on all sides.

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ACRA Takes the Capitol

The American Car Rental Association convened its third annual "Day on the Hill" to discuss with legislators the issues directly affecting car rental operators today.

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ACRA Makes Strides to Broaden Government Relations Footprint

The American Car Rental Association highlights several examples of how it has served its members in 2016 through governmental relations federally as well as being active in state policy matters.

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Operators Discuss Disaster Prep

With Hurricane Matthew recently hitting the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, we asked rental operators what procedures they have in place to help protect their staff members, facility, and vehicles when a hurricane is headed their way.

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Discount: Our Plan to Grow Self-Service Rentals

Steven Lazaroff of Discount Car and Truck Rentals shares the company's strategy for implementation of its new hourly truck and van rental service.

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Indie Players Launch Networks

Two independent car rental companies are looking to expand their footprints: Best Way Auto & Truck Rental has launched an affiliate network while Airport Van Rental is offering franchises.

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Car Rental Q&A: How Do I Develop Relationships With Local, State, And Federal Lawmakers?

A car rental operator asks for tips on how to get involved with government agencies and how to develop relationships with local, state, and federal lawmakers.

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Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

2017: Fleet Mix Will Be Paramount

Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.

Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

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