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.

Pink Roadster Promotes Rental Reimbursement

Using a hot-pink roadster named “Rosie,” Enterprise Rent-A-Car in California has launched a new marketing initiative focused on rental reimbursement, an auto insurance option that covers the cost of a rental car.

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car2go to Launch in Brooklyn

car2go, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp., is bringing its car-sharing service to Brooklyn.

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Police Find 139 Pounds of Marijuana in Rental Car

Police found 139 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a rental vehicle returned near the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport.

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NextGear Capital Appoints New Division VP

NextGear Capital, a vehicle financing company, has announced the appointment of Todd Gunderson to the role of division vice president for the U.S. Eastern region.

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Auto Rental Summit Offers Certification Program

During this year’s Auto Rental Summit, the Rental Car Professional (RCP) certification program — developed by the Center for International Retail Automotive Standards (CIRAS) — will be offered on Monday Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Auto Rental Summit Fleet Workshop Finalized

Auto Rental Summit announces the roundtable topics, speakers and panelists for the three-hour “Fleet Jam Session” to open the 2014 Auto Rental Summit.

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Enterprise CEO Recognized in Fortune's Women in Business List

Pam Nicholson, the CEO of Enterprise Holdings, was named as No. 22 on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the top 50 powerful women in business.

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Lyft Acquires Ride-Sharing Platform Hitch

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing Lyft has acquired Hitch, a ride-sharing mobile app platform that connects multiple passengers traveling along similar routes.

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Zipcar Brings Car Sharing to City of Dallas

Zipcar has partnered with the City of Dallas to launch its car-sharing service under a pilot program. Six Zipcar vehicles will be available in designated city-owned lots.

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Silvercar Raises $14M in Venture Capital

With plans to continue to expand its Audi A4 rental service, Silvercar has raised $14 million more in venture capital from investors, including Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin.

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