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Off-Lease Rental Cars Juiced April Wholesale Prices

Average wholesale used vehicle prices increased in April in a trend attributed to a significant proportion of sales of higher priced, late-model, off-rental, manufacturer program vehicles that elevated average prices, according to ADESA.


Fox Announces New Technologies and Expected Rate Increases

Fox Rent-A-Car has invested in a new website platform, a mobile platform and improved customer service tools. The company expects to raise rates by 15% in corporate stores starting July 1.


UK Rental Companies Plan for Abolition of Paper License

Car rental operators are taking a range of approaches to help renters in the UK and abroad deal with the abolition of the driver's license paper counterpart.


Travelauto Partners with Europcar Turkey

Customers will now be able to reserve rental cars from Europcar on Travelauto’s website.


UK to Abolish Paper Driver's License June 8

In order to pick up a rental car in the UK, travelers must choose from alternatives, which include obtaining a code from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency website.


Avis Named Exclusive Car Rental Partner of Pebble Beach Resorts

Avis has entered a multi-year agreement with Pebble Beach Resorts, making it the official car rental partner of the resorts.


New York Man Faces Charges for Two-Month Late Rental

A man is being charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle after he failing to return his rental car back to Hertz for more than two months.


Abrams Launches Carsharing Newsletter

Abrams Carsharing Advisors created an online newsletter and blog, called The CarShare Network, focusing on the latest news in the industry.


Booking Group Reaches New Record in Sales

On a daily basis, the online car rental broker sells 6,500 rental days during a 24-hour period, according to its recent corporate statistics.


GBTA Reveals Business Traveler Sentiment Index

In this inaugural report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), findings showed that millennials are more likely to use newer travel services like ride-sharing and social media to review travel suppliers.


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The Promise of Telematics for Small Fleets

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How Phil LeBeau Got it Wrong

The CNBC airline and auto reporter made some questionable assumptions as to the health of the car rental industry.

“Total Loss” Category Causing Unneeded Losses for Fleets

On Carfax and AutoCheck’s vehicle history reports, the category “Total Loss” is often used for vehicles that are satisfactorily repaired. Is that fair?

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