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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.


Used Pickup Sales Weakening

A rising supply of used pickups coupled with aggressive pricing for new models is expected to cause a weakening in values in the wholesale market, according to new data from Black Book.


Best Way Auto & Truck Rental Offers Affiliate Program

Best Way Auto & Truck Rental, a subsidiary of American Commerce Solutions, started an affiliate program in September. In addition to its 18 corporate locations, so far it has four affiliates and is planning to open an additional seven affiliate locations in the next few months.


Avis Budget Group to Announce Third Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its third quarter 2016 results after the market close on Wednesday Nov. 2.


New Leasing Service Available to Rental Companies

The Bancorp’s new subsidiary, TBBK Direct Leasing, will serve as a fleet leasing and management company to small and mid-size commercial and rental fleets in the New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut markets.


October is Busiest Month of Rental for Business Travelers

According to Hertz, more corporate customers will rent cars in the U.S. during October than any other month of the year, driving an estimated 114 million miles.


Enterprise Launches ‘Plus Your Points’ Promotion

Between Oct. 17 and Jan. 20, 2017, Enterprise Plus loyalty members who register for the promotion can earn double points on qualifying rentals.


Guidepoint Systems Offers Vehicle Monitor Platform

Guidepoint Systems, a developer of GPS-based vehicle tracking and safety solutions, has announced a new platform designed to help dealerships and rental companies monitor the location and condition of loaner vehicles.


Enterprise Donates $250K Toward Disaster Response in U.S., Haiti

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is supporting post-Hurricane Matthew disaster relief and recovery efforts in the United States and Haiti with donations to help with clean-up efforts and health care for survivors. In the U.S., Enterprise Rent-A-Car has deployed thousands of vehicles.


Speed Auto Systems Implements Vehicle Inspection Software at Dollar UAE

Speed Auto Systems, a software platform, has implemented its vehicle mobile checkout and check-in system at Dollar Rent A Car in the United Arab Emirates.


Enterprise Car Club Adds Vehicles in Birmingham

U.K.-based Enterprise Car Club, part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has doubled the number of carsharing vehicles in Birmingham – from six to 15 vehicles.


Europcar, GoMore Offer Car Rental, Carsharing Solution

Europcar and GoMore, a carsharing provider, have designed Drive & Share, a mobility solution that allows customers to rent a car for four to 12 months with the option of sharing it on the GoMore platform when not using it.


Singapore's $2-Hour Rental Company Expands Fleet

Tribecar, a Singapore-based short-term car rental company, has increased its fleet fivefold in the last six months. The company charges as little as $2 per hour for a car rental.


Tempest Car Hire Adds Tata Bolt Hatchbacks to Fleet

Johannesburg-based Tempest Car Hire has partnered with automobile manufacturer Tata and added Tata’s Bolt hatchbacks to its rental fleet.


GoCar Launches New Fleet of BMW i3 Vehicles

Partnering with BMW, Ireland’s carsharing initiative GoCar has added 10 new BMW i3 electric vehicles at 10 locations across Dublin.


America Car Rental Continues Expansion in Mexico

America Car Rental has 10 rental locations throughout Mexico, including Cancun, Monterrey, and Merida. It opened its newest facility in Los Cabos.


Kontos: Wholesale Values Flat in September

Wholesale used-vehicle prices average $10,734 in September, which was flat with August but up 5.1% from a year ago, according to ADES Analytical Services.


Sixt Opens Franchise in Indianapolis

Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA, LLC) announce the opening of a new branch in the Indianapolis market. Tom Wood Group, the franchisee of this location, owns and operates dealerships and has over five years of experience in car rental.


ACRA, Goodyear Partnership Provides Discount Rates to Members

No matter the rental fleet size, every American Car Rental Association member in the U.S. can now purchase Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly auto and light truck tires at discounted prices.


Sixt Opens First Location in Ecuador

Sixt Rent a Car has opened its first franchised location at Ecuador’s Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.


Europcar New Zealand Announces New Travel Sales Manager

Europcar New Zealand has appointed Melissa Carter to the role of travel sales manager.


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