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.

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Volvo Unveils XC40 with Subscription Vehicle Service

Volvo has unveiled its new XC40 in Milan, Italy, and a new vehicle subscription plan aimed at driving its luxury compact SUV off dealer lots.

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Nicholson Named in Powerful Women in Business List

For the 11th consecutive year, Fortune magazine has named Pam Nicholson, CEO and president of Enterprise Holdings, to its Most Powerful Women in Business List. Nicholson ranked No. 17 for the second consecutive year.

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Auto Europe Expands Hurricane Assistance Program

Auto Europe's Hurricane Assistance Program now assists travel agent partners impacted by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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Enterprise Locations in Florida, Caribbean Begin Reopening

Enterprise Holdings’ brands (Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car) have started to reopen their locations in Florida and the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma. Enterprise donated $1 million to aid with the relief efforts in the Southeast U.S. and the Caribbean.

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San Diego’s Rental Car Center Unveils Digital Art Installation

San Diego International Airport’s Rental Car Center has revealed a 1,600-foot long digital art installation called Dazzle. The panels collectively display more than 15 designed animations.

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Enterprise Extends Plus Your Points Promotion

Enterprise is launching its annual Plus Your Points promotion nearly a month earlier than in 2016 and it will run through the end of January 2018, offering loyalty members more than 40 extra days to earn bonus points.

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Compact SUVs Remain in High Demand

In the car segment, luxury and sporty cars decreased the most in value last week, while mid-size vehicles showed a slight increase in value

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Professional of the Year Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline for the 2017 Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards has been extended to Tuesday Sept. 26.

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Manheim Opens Fourth North Carolina Location

Manheim Wilmington is the fourth permanent Manheim location in North Carolina. Manheim built the two-lane facility through a partnership with D&C Mitsubishi.

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Zipcar Launches in Iceland

Zipcar has brought its carsharing service to Reykjavik, Iceland. This marks the first major city launch for the brand in the Nordic countries.

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AutoTel Offers 170 Carsharing Vehicles in Tel Aviv

Operated by Israeli-based company Car2Go, AutoTel has distributed 170 carsharing vehicles throughout the city of Tel Aviv.

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Ryanair Extends Partnership With CarTrawler

Ryanair has announced a two-year extension of its partnership with CarTrawler, an online global car rental platform.

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First Electric Carsharing Service Launches in Romania

Operated by Casa Auto, Caby’s electric carsharing service uses Mitsubishi iMiev cars. The fleet of electric vehicles will be offered in the city of Iasi, Romania.

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ACRA Convenes Fourth D.C. Day on the Hill

American Car Rental Association (ACRA) members visited senators, congressmen, and their staffs to learn more on issues such as excise taxes, like-kind exchanges, and data control in autonomous vehicles.

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Sixt Mexico Named Leading Car Rental Company

Sixt Mexico received the award for Mexico’s Leading Car Rental Company at the 24th World Travel Awards.

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Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

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Auto Europe Wins Gold, Silver Magellan Awards

Auto Europe received a Gold Magellan Award in the Ground Transportation – World Wide Coverage category and a Silver Magellan Award in the Ground Transportation – Luxury Car Collection category.

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Dealerware Digitalizes Service Loaner Management Platform

With an app-based approach, Dealerware removes paper and long lines from the vehicle service loaner process as well as offers the ability to recoup costs like fuel and tolls.

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Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

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Rental Operators Return to Locations After Irma

We reached out to several rental operators in Florida for an update on their rental locations and the safety of their employees after Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean and East Coast. Some cities are still facing flooding and power outages.

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