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.

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

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Hertz Guatemala Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Hertz Guatemala, the second subsidiary of The Hertz Corp. to be established in Latin America, celebrates its 50th anniversary with its new sustainable headquarters, which features installations to capture rainwater for recycling water and electric efficient appliances.

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Hertz Names New Leader of Fleet and Procurement

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has appointed Thomas Frese as the new senior vice president, fleet and procurement, effective March 23. Frese joins Hertz from McKinsey & Co. with 14 years of experience leading operational, purchasing and strategic transformations.

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Hertz Fails to File Annual Report by Extension Date

As a result of Hertz Global Holding Inc.’s ongoing review and investigation of internal financial records for fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013, Hertz was unable to file the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2014 Form 10-K by the extended due date of March 17, 2015.

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Congressmen Reintroduce Bill to End Discriminatory Rental Taxes

The Curb Auto Rental Taxes (CART) Coalition, a group of national organizations dedicated to protecting consumers from discriminatory car rental excise taxes, has announced that U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) have reintroduced HR 1528, the End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR).

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Survey: Driving Tops Flying for Spring Travel

This spring, two-thirds of travelers are planning to drive to their destinations rather than flying, according to a new survey by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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Car2go Names New CEO

Carsharing company car2go has named Paul DeLong as its new president and CEO. DeLong has served as the company’s chief marketing officer since 2009.

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Hertz Appoints Two Revenue Management Leaders

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has announced two new revenue management leaders: Scot Hornick as executive vice president, revenue management and Charles Vuono as vice president, revenue management.

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Budget Upgrades Website to Improve Customer Experience

To provide a better customer experience, Budget Car Rental has announced website enhancements, including a "Get a Receipt" section, a more user-friendly calendar and a "My Activity" landing page.

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U-Save Opens at Newark Airport

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has announced the opening of a U-Save Car & Truck Rental location at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport.

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