February Rates Continue Lower Price Trend

According to Rate-Highway and The Tennant Group’s 50-City Survey, the average overall rates in February were down $2.69 from a year ago. The Northeast continues to have the strongest rates at $60.62.

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VRCG Inc. Appoints New Director of Remarketing

Craig Goodman has been named as director of remarketing at VRCG Inc., a fleet sale and rental consulting company based in Michigan. He brings over 20 years of experience in extensive purchasing, remarketing, fleet management and rental operations.

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ACE Rent A Car Adds 54 Locations to Affiliate Network

ACE Rent A Car has announced the addition of 54 affiliated locations, including 42 airport markets. Currently, the affiliate network has 285 locations in 28 countries.

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Enterprise Launches Campaigns to Highlight Pickup Service

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is rolling out two new marketing initiatives that feature its “We’ll Pick You Up” service.

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Bill Could Increase Honolulu Carsharing Programs

Honolulu’s Bill 10 promotes establishing a pilot program to provide support and regulation to carsharing organizations, including dedicated parking spots for use by carsharing organizations.

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Pennsylvania Airport Considers Doubling Rental Car Fee

The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority is thinking about doubling the fee it collects on rental cars at Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley International Airport.

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Man Rents Stolen Rental Car

A man was arrested in Chicago last week after he rented a stolen rental car from the man who stole it.

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The Tennant Group Announces May Round Table in South Carolina

The Tennant Group has announced that its spring 2015 round-table meeting will take place May 3-5 at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, S.C.

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Avis Budget Acquires Maggiore Group in $170M Deal

Avis Budget Group Inc. has agreed to purchase the Maggiore Group, one of Italy's largest independent car rental companies, for approximately $170 million. The Maggiore Group operates more than 140 locations throughout Italy.

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Hertz Reports $1.5B in Rental Revenue for Fourth Quarter

In addition to releasing its rental revenue for fourth quarter 2014, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. also announced 21% of its new fleet was delivered and review and investigation of its financial records are ongoing.

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