Avis Franchisee Now Offers Leasing Services in Western Africa

CFAO operates the Avis Car Rental brand in Western Africa and will now also offer vehicle leasing to customers under the Avis brand.

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Enterprise Holdings Expands in Toronto Area

Enterprise Holdings has opened new locations in downtown Toronto and in Mississauga.

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Hertz Mexico Now Offers Green Collection

Hertz Mexico has launched the Hertz Green Collection by offering a fleet of 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles.

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Which Car Rental Websites Rank the Fastest for Booking Reservations?

Qentelli, an information technology company, studied four car rental companies to see which of their websites delivered the best customer experience when it comes to booking rentals online.

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Speed Auto Systems Offers 30-Day Free Trial

Speed Auto Systems, a software platform, is offering a free 30-day trial version of its vehicle check-in and checkout system.

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Rentals and Terrorist Activity: Time to Hone the Plan

Terrorist activity is frequently tied to a rental vehicle. In today’s heightened risk environment and the potential for terrorism from within, local operators need to hone an action plan.

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Enterprise Opens First Location in New Zealand

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has entered the New Zealand market with its first location at the Queenstown Airport.

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Avis Budget Adds Digital Payment Option with MasterPass

When making an online reservation at Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental, customers can now pay in advance with a digital payment option through MasterCard's MasterPass.

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Enterprise Donates Stroller after Customer Recognizes Agent on Facebook

Visiting an Enterprise Rent-A-Car location with twins but only a single stroller, a rental agent helped out this customer by holding one of her babies as she filled out paperwork. Enterprise’s social media team saw the customer’s photo of this moment and ended up purchasing a double stroller for the customer.

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Best Way Auto & Truck Rental Acquires Rent Max Miami

Best Way Auto & Truck Rental has assumed Rent Max's rental locations in Orlando and Tampa, as well as opened a new location in Cincinnati.

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Easy Rent Pro Launches Knowledge Base

Easy Rent Pro, a car rental software provider, has launched a knowledge base where users can find answers to all questions about the Easy Rent Pro software.

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Silvercar's Commercial Features Troy Aikman

Silvercar, the app-based operation that rents Audi A4s, has announced that Troy Aikman, Hall of Fame quarterback and current Fox Sports announcer, will be a spokesperson for the company.

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Wholesale Prices Fall in June, Up Yearly Due to Trucks

Average wholesale values fell again on a month-over-month basis in June, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis mainly due to the price strength of trucks, according to ADESA.

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FlightCar Ceases Operations

FlightCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing company that operates at airports, has announced it has closed all of its 12 airport locations. FlightCar’s technology platform has been acquired by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Inc.

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Avis Budget Group to Announce Second Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its second quarter 2016 results after the market close on Tuesday Aug. 2.

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MetroGistics Names New Director of Business Development

MetroGistics, a provider of automotive logistics services, has appointed Terry Mollica as director of business development.

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Rent Centric Integrates Remote Start Feature

Rent Centric, a provider of car rental management software, has announced the addition of remote start functionality to its vehicle rental products.

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Hertz to Hold Second Quarter Earnings Webcast

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will host a live webcast discussion of its 2016 second quarter financial results on Tuesday August 9.

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U.S. Business Travel Spending to Grow Only 0.9%

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation forecasts U.S. business travel spending to grow only 0.9% ($292.5 billion) this year due to factors such as uncertainty leading up to the U.S. presidential election and the surprising vote from the U.K. to leave the EU.

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Lyft Premier Launches in New York, California

With Lyft Premier, riders will be matched with a more luxurious vehicle such as a BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, or Cadillac Escalade. Premier is now available in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and New York City.

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Rentals and Terrorist Activity: Time to Hone the Plan

Terrorist activity is frequently tied to a rental vehicle. In today’s heightened risk environment and the potential for terrorism from within, local operators need to hone an action plan.

How Technology Is Addressing Car Rental Underutilization

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

Trends in the Low-Cab Forward Market

After a day with Isuzu, here are some thoughts on low-cab forward sales, diesel versus gas, and how hard is it to tilt that cab by hand, especially on Isuzu's new Class 6 FTR?

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