ACRA Meets Senator to Discuss Rental Industry

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association, met with Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) to continue the fight against rental car excise taxes and rental recall legislation.

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Enterprise CarShare Launches in San Francisco

Beginning Feb. 2, Enterprise CarShare will start operating in San Francisco with more than 20 locations. Partnering with General Motors, its fleet will include Sonic, Cruze, Malibu and Equinox for the first four months.

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FSNA Opens 7 U-Save Car & Truck Locations

Franchise Services of North America (FSNA) will be opening seven U-Save Car & Truck Rental locations in the U.S. and internationally, including three locations in New Jersey, one location in Florida, one location in Massachusetts and two locations in Jamaica.

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Avis to Announce Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results after market close on Wednesday Feb. 18.

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Seattle Plans to Expand Car-Sharing Program

Seattle City Council’s Transportation Committee passed legislation to expand its free-floating car-share program from 500 vehicles to 3,000 vehicles.

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DriveNow, MasterCard Offer Car-Sharing Card

Partnering with MasterCard, DriveNow will now provide its users with contactless credit cards to pay for, unlock and operate its car-sharing vehicles.

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December Used Vehicle Prices Up Year-Over-Year

December wholesale used vehicle prices fell 0.3% compared to November but increased 2% on a year-over-year basis, according to ADESA Analytical Services' monthly analysis of Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices.

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Boy Asleep in Rental Car When Stolen

A six-year-old boy who was sleeping in his mom’s rental car when it was stolen has been found safe.

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Europcar Acquires Stake in French Car-Sharing Startup

Europcar has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Ubeeqo, a French startup specializing in car sharing. The operation is part of Europcar’s strategy to extend its mobility offering.

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National Renews Partnership with PGA of America

National Car Rental and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America have renewed their partnership at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show, which extends National’s designation as an official partner and the official rental car of the PGA of America.

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New Calif. Diesel Regulations — Got Compliance?

If you’re running 20-year-old fleet vehicles in California, you may be faced with replacing those vehicles. Fleets have until Jan. 31 to file for an extension.

Is Uber a Threat to Car Rental?

A new survey finds that ride-sharing customers are willing to replace both traditional car rental and car sharing with ride sharing.

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