Car & Truck Rental News

Browse the latest breaking news across the automotive rental industry covering fleet acquisition, remarketing, rental software, GPS & telematics, fleet insurance and financing, rental operations, risk management, technological innovations and shifting market conditions.

Element to Acquire GE Capital's Fleet Business

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.

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Lighter 2016 Cruze Delivers 40 MPG Highway

Chevrolet's 2016 Cruze compact car enters its second generation with a model that's 250 pounds lighter than the outgoing model and is expected to return 40 mpg highway, General Motors has announced.

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U-Save Opens Location in Los Angeles

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has announced the opening of the U-Save Car & Truck Rental in Los Angeles. This new facility will serve travelers at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Enterprise Presents Best Length of Rental Awards

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has recognized two collision repair centers with its 2014 Best Length of Rental (LOR) Awards. The two winners are Arizona Collision Specialists LLC and Goodrich Auto Works.

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Indianapolis City Council Questions BlueIndy Safety

Indianapolis City Council members are concerned about the safety of BlueIndy’s electric rental cars. The all-electric fleet will use Bluecars, an electric vehicle manufactured by French conglomerate Bollore Group.

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San Diego Airport Celebrates Rental Center’s Construction Milestone

San Diego International Airport celebrated a milestone in its $316 million rental car center’s construction: completion of the 2,000,000-square-foot facility’s innovative concrete facade.

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Avis Expands Partnership with JetBlue Airways

Avis Budget Group Inc. has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with JetBlue Airways. The new agreement expands the existing marketing affiliation between the two companies.

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Enterprise to Donate $1M Annually to Red Cross

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation will donate $1 million annually through the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), which helps the Red Cross provide shelter, food and emotional support to victims of disasters.

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Mayfair Named as Top Workplace

Mayfair Rent-A-Car has been named a “top workplace for 2015” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Zipcar Launches in Wilmington

Zipcar has announced a new partnership with the City of Wilmington. Eight Zipcar vehicles are now available in Wilmington, Del.

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