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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.


NFL Investigates Rental Car Crash in Los Angeles

The NFL is investigating a crash involving former quarterback Johnny Manziel that resulted in $90,000 in damages.


Toyota Invests in Uber

Toyota Motor Corp. has invested in Uber as part of a strategic agreement that could eventually provide new leasing options for Uber drivers who select Toyota vehicles.


How One Rent-A-Wreck Franchisee Became a CNBC Star

Ernesto Mongillo, Jr.’s Rent-A-Wreck franchise was named one of CNBC’s 50 Star Franchisees for 2016.


Wholesale Vehicle Prices Up .8% Month-Over-Month

According to the latest Kontos Kommentary, average wholesale prices rose slightly. Falling car prices were offset by a rise in truck prices.


Auto Europe Reserves Fleet During Peak Season

In agreements with suppliers, Auto Europe has sourced and reserved a dedicated fleet of automatic and larger sized rental vehicles in Italy, Germany and Switzerland through September.


Austin Consolidated Rental Car Facility Named Best Industrial Project by Commercial Real Estate Awards

Conrac Solutions has been recognized by the Commercial Real Estate Award for the Austin-Bergstrom consolidated rental car facility.


BlueIndy Opens at Indianapolis International Airport

BlueIndy's all-electric carsharing service is now available to the public at the Indianapolis International Airport.


Sixt Expands to Philadelphia International Airport

Sixt announced it has opened a branch at the Philadelphia International Airport under the franchisee H. Kulp Inc.


PhocusWright Releases Report on Transformation of Ground Transportation

A new report from travel industry research company PhocusWright analyzed the impact of ride-hailing and other new business models on the ground transportation segment.


DriveMyCar Launches at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport

DriveMyCar’s peer-to-peer car rental platform expanded its services to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.


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