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.

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.


Hertz Renews Partnership with Disneyland Paris

After a recent renewal agreement, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will continue to serve as the official car rental partner for Disneyland Paris for five more years.


CarTrawler Wins European Business Award

At the 2015-2016 European Business Awards, CarTrawler was named a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the Employer of the Year category.


Europcar Acquires Bluemove Carsharing Service

Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of Bluemove, a mobility tech startup and carsharing service in Spain.


Rentalcars Connect Partners with SunExpress

Rentalcars Connect, a division of, has partnered with SunExpress, an airline that’s a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.


Auto Rental News Announces New Professional of the Year Award

In addition to honoring a rental operator, this year Auto Rental News will be giving a Professional of the Year Award to an associate from a vendor company serving the auto rental industry.


Enterprise Expands Market Share to 40% at Portland Airport

Enterprise Holdings’ brands (National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Alamo Rent A Car) have grown the company's collective airport market share to almost 40% at Oregon’s Portland International Airport.


Avis Budget Group to Hire 1,500 Employees

Avis Budget Group intends to hire 1,500 employees during a national day of hiring event on June 22.


Electric Carsharing Program to Launch in Tennessee

Green Commuter, a Los Angeles-based startup, will provide 20 Nissan Leafs that will be parked at 20 new charging stations throughout the city of Chattanooga, Tenn.


Enterprise Acquires vRide Vanpooling Service

Enterprise Holdings has acquired vRide, a vanpooling company that has been serving U.S. commuters for almost 40 years.


Zipcar Increases Fleet at Atlanta Transit Stations

Zipcar and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) system have partnered to add Zipcar’s carsharing service to four new stations.


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