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Avis Offers Military Discount for Purchased Vehicles

Partnering with Veterans Advantage, Avis Budget Group is providing a $750 discount to military personnel who purchase a late-model Avis or Budget rental vehicle.


Report: Shared-Use Vehicle Systems Continue to Expand

As of Jan. 1, 2014, there were 24 active shared-use vehicle systems in the United States, according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center’s car-sharing market overview for 2014. Car sharing also continues to expand in Canada, Mexico and Brazil.


Enterprise Offers $9.99 Weekend Rate

Available Sept. 5 through May 18, 2015, Enterprise Rent-A-Car customers will be able to reserve a vehicle for $9.99 per day for a weekend rental at most U.S. neighborhood locations.


AAA: Highest Number of Labor Day Travelers Since 2008

During the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, 34.7 million Americans are projected to travel 50 miles or more from home, the highest projection of travelers for the Labor Day holiday since 2008.


Hertz Names New Chief HR Officer

Effective Sept. 8, The Hertz Corp. has appointed Louis R. Franzese as the new chief human resources officer.


North Dakota Tops Fastest Collision Repair Study

Comparing length of rentals by collision repair center customers, an Enterprise Rent-A-Car study reveals the top states where collision repair centers have the fastest turnaround time.


Zipcar Joins Zero Net Energy Community

Zipcar has added a 2014 Honda Fit EV to Sacramento’s West Village, a zero-net energy community at the University of California, Davis.


Enterprise Hires More Than 4,000 Veterans

Since joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012, Enterprise Holdings has hired more than 4,000 military veterans.


Sixt Revenue Up 9.8% in First Half of 2014

For the first half of 2014, German-based Sixt SE’s revenue and earnings were both up compared to the same period in 2013, according to the company. Rental revenue increased 9.8% — from EUR 462.2 million in half-year 2013 to EUR 507.7 million (half-year 2014).


Hertz Global Sale Offers 33% Discount

Available in more than 100 countries, Hertz Global Sale provides customers with a discount of up to 33% on rentals made from Aug. 26 until Sept. 26, 2014.


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