Car & Truck Rental News

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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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Sixt Adds Franchise Location in Massachusetts

Sixt Rent-a-Car has opened a new franchise location at Union Station in Springfield, Mass. Franchisee Jay Harland Corp. will be operating the location.

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Green Motion Holds International Conference, Rental Awards Ceremony

Green Motion’s 2017 international conference took place in the United Kingdom at the company’s international head office. The company’s annual car rental award ceremony followed the conference.

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Avis Budget Selected as Choice Hotels’ Preferred Rental Partner

Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will promote their products, services, and offers to Choice Hotels International’s customers and franchisees.

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Lyft Permitted to Test Self-Driving Cars in Calif.

The ride-hailing company has plans to introduce a self-driving car option to customers in the Bay Area.  

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Donlen's Mobility Push Includes Dedicated Team

Donlen has embraced mobility as a service for some commercial fleets, and has set up an internal team to offer carsharing, ride-hailing, short-term vehicle rentals, and other products, the company's mobility leader told Automotive Fleet.

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Take Auto Rental News’ 2018 Business Outlook Survey

To better understand the car rental market in the United States, Auto Rental News is conducting a business outlook survey of franchised and independent (non-corporate) auto rental operations.

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Sixt Chooses Florida for North American Headquarters

Erich Sixt, CEO of Sixt SE, spoke at Sixt Rent-a-Car’s new North American corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale on Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Vehicle Depreciation Reaches 'Seasonal High Declines'

Both car and truck wholesale values continued to fall last week, according to Black Book’s Nov. 20 Market Insights report.

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car2go Debuts Mini Documentary Series

As part of its campaign “Proud to Share,” car2go’s mini documentary series highlight the stories of car2go members and how they are using the carsharing service in their cities.

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Rape Victim Sues Lyft for Failing to Screen Driver Who Attacked Her

A plaintiff identified as Jane Doe filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against ride-hailing service company Lyft, alleging that Lyft failed to screen out a driver with a criminal history who subsequently sexually assaulted her.

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Hertz Names Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Car Rentals

According to Hertz, the busiest airport pick-up locations this Thanksgiving are expected to be Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and Fort Lauderdale.

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LA Metro, Via to Offer Shared Rides to Transit Stations

Using the Via app, passengers can book a seat in a shared, dynamically-routed vehicle to or from three major Los Angeles Metro stations. The Mobility On-Demand project is expected to begin in summer 2018.

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Montana Lawmakers Consider Increasing Rental Car Tax

Montana lawmakers are looking at temporarily increasing lodging and car rental taxes to help keep some government services that are expected to be cut.

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Volvo to Supply Uber 20K+ Autonomous Vehicles

Under a framework agreement, the automaker will sell the ride-hailing company autonomous driving-compatible base vehicles from 2019 to 2021.

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Donlen Focusing on Mobility with Hertz-Themed Rebrand

Donlen has updated its corporate logo to closer align the fleet management company with its corporate parent, Hertz Global Holdings, by adopting a black-and-yellow color scheme.

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Highest Thanksgiving Day Travel Predicted in 12 Years

AAA Travel projects that 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 1.6 million travelers compared with last year. Car rental rates will hit a five-year holiday high at $70 per day.

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Toyota Recalls C-HR SUVs for Parking Brakes

The recall covers an estimated 28,600 compact SUVs in the 2018 model year.  

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Fleet Forward Conference: Photo Gallery Now Live

The inaugural 2017 Fleet Forward Conference took place from Nov. 7 to 8 at Miami Hilton Downtown.

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Transfercar Partners With Abrams Consulting Group

Transfercar Limited, a provider of rental fleet relocation services to the vehicle rental industry, has joined with Abrams Consulting Group to help expand its rental fleet relocation service in the U.S.

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Enterprise Holdings Honors Auto Auction Partners

Enterprise Holdings will recognize 14 automotive auction partners with its 2017 Auction Achievement Awards.

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