Car & Truck Rental News

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New Carsharing Service Targets Uber Drivers

HyreCar carsharing network lets Uber and Lyft drivers rent personal cars for work.

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RelayRides Renter Cons Car Owner in Arizona

A RelayRides user discovered his car was impounded with a 30-day hold while it was being rented, leaving the man carless for more than a month.

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Enterprise Owes $22.7M to Settle Lawsuit in Nevada

Settlement ends class action lawsuit regarding failure to include airport recovery concession fees in advertised rental cost.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Releases Replacement Rental Data for First Quarter

Enterprise’s Automated Rental Management System (ARMS) found that for the first time in two years, the national average length of replacement rental (LOR) decreased in the first quarter 2015.

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Dubai Roads and Transport Authority Considers Car Rental Initiative

The Smart Rental Initiative would reduce carbon emissions and make public transportation easier in Dubai.

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National Car Rental Launches Summer Promotion

National customers will receive 10% off weekly and weekend rentals this summer as part of the company’s new promotion.

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Europcar Implements Plan to Address DVLA’s Elimination of Paper License

Europcar has introduced new initiatives to help its customers comply with the new license requirements set by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the UK.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Reveals ‘How Far Would You Drive?’ Survey

The study explores Americans’ willingness to travel to destinations based on reasons like sports and family.

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Getaround Launches in Washington, D.C.

Getaround’s launch in Washington, D.C. marks the first East Coast market for the carsharing service.

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Rentecarlo Launches Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Website in UK

The UK startup Rentecarlo has launched a peer-to-peer car rental service, allowing car owners to rent out their vehicle.

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