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U-Save Teams Up With Habitat for Humanity

Employees of U-Save Car & Truck Rental corporate offices and LeFleur Transportation worked with Habitat for Humanity to complete a two-day build in Canton, Miss.


Avis Budget’s Q2 Revenue Dips

Avis Budget Group Inc. has reported revenue of $2.2 billion for its second quarter 2015, a 1% decline compared to second quarter 2015.


Enterprise’s Stubblefield: Consumers Want Access Over Sharing

During a panel discussion at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) convention, Greg Stubblefield, Enterprise’s chief strategy officer and executive vice president, discussed how consumers in the sharing economy are looking for “access” over “sharing.”


Hertz Adds Porsche Macan to Dream Cars Collection

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has added the Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection, a line of high-end performance vehicles.


Approximately 40% of Zipcar Business Members Sell or Don’t Buy a Car

Zipcar and the University of California, Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), announced that two in five corporate Zipcar members sell or avoid buying a vehicle after joining Zipcar.


National Announces Sponsorships with 4 MLB Teams

Under the sponsorship agreements, National Car Rental will be the car rental partner for the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals through the 2015-2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons.


Electric Carsharing Pilot Program to Launch in LA

Under the new pilot program set to launch in November,100 electric and hybrid cars will be available to Los Angeles residents in low-income neighborhoods. The program has been funded through a state grant.


Fleet Jam Session Returns to Auto Rental Summit

Three-hour workshop to feature fleet planning strategies, auction best practices, new lending opportunities and an insider’s look at repurchase programs.


China Leads Global Business Travel Spending

In the next five years, China business travel will increase by 61% (from $261 billion in 2014 to $420 billion in 2019). Asia Pacific owns the largest share of the business travel spend market with 39%, followed by North America with 27%.


Camera Technology Reduces Europcar’s Damage Claims by 70%

After using safety camera technology in a pilot program, Brisbane Airport’s Europcar saw a 70% reduction in complaints and disagreements about vehicle damage.


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John Tague and the New Hertz

Today’s conference call was the debutant ball for Hertz’s new CEO, in which he set the company’s direction on regaining market share, fixing Dollar and Thrifty, the threat from Uber, Hertz’s exit from carsharing, prepaid rentals and more.

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