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.

Maui Airport Gets $305.5M for ConRAC

A total of $305.5 million was released for the planned Consolidated Rental Car Facility and other roadway improvements at Maui’s Kahului Airport.

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Silvercar Collects $5M in Investments

Silvercar, the app-based car rental operation, has completed a $5 million round of financing.

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car2go Expands in Southern California

This summer, car2go will expand its car-sharing service in the Los Angeles area to Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach and Lomita.

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MetroGistics Appoints Director of Strategic Accounts

Adam Laura has been named the new director of strategic accounts at MetroGistics, a full-service vehicle transportation company.

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Avis Increases Stock Repurchase Program

Avis Budget Group Inc. has repurchased approximately $135 million of stock under its current stock repurchase program.

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National Launches Third-Annual Golf Sweepstakes

From now until August 15, golf fans can register daily through National Car Rental‘s Facebook page for the chance to win a four-person VIP package to the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Southampton, Bermuda.

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Travelauto Creates Remarketing Campaign

Travelauto, a car rental and limousine services platform based in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced a “Remarket Your Car Rental Brands” campaign to reach out to its co-branded customers.

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CarTrawler Reveals World Cup Car Rental Trends

With less than two months before the opening match of the Brazil 2014 World Cup, CarTrawler, an online global car rental platform, has analyzed car booking and query trends in the major participating countries.

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Avis Adds 400 Nissan LEAFs to Denmark Fleet

As part of a mini-lease program, Avis Car Rental has added 400 Nissan LEAFs to its Denmark fleet.

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Bristol Launches Enterprise Car-Sharing Program

Bristol City Council in Bristol, England, has introduced a nine-month car-sharing initiative for its employees in central Bristol.

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