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Toyota to Feature Safety Technology at Car Rental Show

During the International Car Rental Show's exhibit hours, Toyota’s booth will provide show attendees with a virtual reality experience of the technology’s safety features.

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Bill to Help Uber, Lyft Re-Enter Texas Markets

Texas legislature approved HB 100, a bill that eliminates local ordinances for transportation network companies (TNCs). This legislation will help Lyft to re-enter Houston and for both Uber and Lyft to re-enter Austin, Corpus Christi, and Galveston.

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Mex Rent A Car Launches New Website

Mex Rent A Car has launched a new website that is focused on having a better mobile experience for customers.

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Uber's Self-Driving Experiment Sours in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has begun to reevaluate its relationship with Uber and the self-driving cars the company has been testing in the city, claiming the ride hailing company has reneged on several promises made to city officials and Mayor Bill Peduto.

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Avis Expands Fleet of Connected Cars

Avis Car Rental’s connected cars will automate fuel and mileage readings. By early 2018, Avis expects 50,000 more vehicles to become fully connected cars.

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HyreCar Partners With Lyft Los Angeles

HyreCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that connects vehicle owners with potential drivers, can now directly sign up drivers for Lyft in Los Angeles.

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Omaha Airport’s Renovation Includes New Rental Car Facility

Omaha’s Eppley Airfield will be adding a new six-story garage during its renovation project. The car rental booths will be placed in a new customer center next to the new garage.

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GBTA: Geopolitical Uncertainty Spells Big Loss in Business Travel

In 2017, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) forecasts a loss of over $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures for U.S. business travelers, including rental cars, hotels, and food.

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Chevrolet Spark Recall Tied to Air Bags

The recall, driven by concerns for child passengers, covers more than 55,000 subcompact cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

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Highest Memorial Day Travel Predicted in 12 Years

During the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 2.7% travelers than last year.

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Enterprise Truck Rental Opens New Location in Indiana

Enterprise Truck Rental has opened a new facility in Southern Indiana in the city of New Albany.

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April Used Prices Rise on Truck Strength, Kontos Says

Average wholesale prices increased in April from March and from a year ago on the strength of truck values, but several benchmark segments in fleet lease sales are showing weakness, said Tom Kontos in his monthly commentary.

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ACRA Discusses Autonomous Vehicles at Capitol Hill

The American Car Rental Association’s (ACRA) Mobility Task Force held a “Day in D.C.” to promote the car rental industry’s interest in the public policy debate on the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles.

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Ride Hailing Continues to Top Ground Transportation for Business Travelers

According to the Certify SpendSmart Report for Q1 2017, ride hailing now accounts for 59% of all ground transportation transactions. Car rental accounts for 31% of transactions while the taxi industry only takes 10%.

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Sacramento Launches Electric Carsharing Program

Our Community CarShare Sacramento offers residents of three public housing complexes free access to electric Kia Souls. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) provided a $1.3 million grant to the program.

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JUCY RV Offers New Delivery Service

JUCY RV is now offering a new delivery service that will bring its RV minivan to a customer’s doorstep. Additionally, all locations, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco Bay Area, are now providing pick-ups and drop offs 24 hours a day.

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Enterprise Named No. 1 Entry-Level Employer

For the 10th time, CollegeGrad.com has ranked Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the No. 1 Entry-Level Employer for 2017.

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Hertz Wins FlyerTalk Award for Best Rewards Program

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards was voted the Best Rewards Program in the Drive category across every geographic region in the world for the sixth consecutive year.

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Green Motion Opens Location at Slovenia Airport

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion continues its expansion in Europe by opening a franchise location at Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.

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Europcar Reports Revenue Up, Earnings Down

In Q1, Europcar reported revenue of 439 million euros — up 6.6% compared to first quarter 2016. Adjusted earnings were negative 6 million euros versus negative 5 million euros during the same period last year.

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Smaller Cars Bolster April Depreciation

Used vehicles increased 0.4% in value in April, as buyers boosted the value of smaller cars, which have begun to shrug off several years of heavier declines, according to Black Book.

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