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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.

Lyft Launches Shared Route Program

Lyft has launched Lyft Line, a shared ride program. For up to 60% less than an original Lyft ride, the Lyft app will connect you with a ride already going the same route.

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Arizona University Gets Zipcars

This fall, the University of Arizona will offer six Zipcar car-sharing vehicles for students and staff.

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Enterprise Expands in Nashville

Enterprise Holdings’ local $21 million economic impact growth strategy includes adding more than 250 employees to support the opening of as many as four new rental locations in Nashville in the next year.

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Hertz, Navigation Solutions Create Travel App

The Hertz NeverLost Companion mobile app offers trip planning and navigation for millions of U.S. destinations via the in-car navigation system.

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Avis Honored by Women Travel Association

Avis Budget Group Inc. has received the Association of Women Travel Executives’ (AWTE) Company Award for its commitment to gender equality.

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Top 10 Stolen Vehicles Named

Honda's Accord and Civic continue to top the list of most stolen vehicles in the U.S., even as auto thefts have fallen significantly from their peak in the early 1990s following the wider adoption of engine immobolizers.

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Wiring Issue Prompts Ford Focus, Escape Recall

The recall affects more than 159,000 2013-2014 model-year vehicles.

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Hertz Accounting Probe Delays Q2 Filing

Due to the ongoing financial records review for 2011, 2012 and 2013, Hertz Global Holdings has delayed the filing of its second quarter 2014 results.

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July Used Vehicle Prices Decline for Third Month

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage- and seasonally adjusted basis) declined 1% in July, which resulted in a Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reading of 122.7 — an increase of 1.5% from a year ago.

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Sixt to Open Franchises in Minnesota

Sixt SE and its Sixt Franchise USA LLC have signed a franchise agreement with Walser Automotive Group. Walser will open Sixt franchises to serve the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, including the airport.

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