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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Europcar Group Acquires Goldcar

Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of Goldcar, a European-based low cost car rental company.

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Atlanta City Council Approves Rental Tax to Renovate Sports Complex

The city of Atlanta will collect auto rental taxes through 2047 to help fund major upgrades to Philips, a downtown sports and entertainment complex, which includes Philips Arena.

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Uber Founder Resigns as CEO

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down as the ride-hailing service's CEO after pressure from investors.

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Enterprise’s Nicholson Named in Glassdoor’s Top CEO List

Enterprise Holdings employees voted CEO Pam Nicholson in at No. 21, making her the highest-ranking woman among the 100 U.S. chief executives recognized by Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards.

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Maven Gig Expands to San Francisco

Maven Gig drivers are provided access to vehicles they can use for independent gigs, such as package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride sharing.

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Hertz Receives Corporate Responsibility Award

This award honors organizations that demonstrate achievements and sustained commitment to the pursuit of corporate responsibility. Hertz currently has seven LEED green building program certified locations throughout the U.S.

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Enterprise CarShare Stops Service in Chicago

Enterprise’s carsharing service is no longer available in Chicago after theft and vandalism has caused a lack of available vehicles.

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Kia Tops J.D. Power's 2017 Vehicle Quality Rankings

Five segment-winning Kia vehicles include the Soul (Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle), Forte (Compact Car), Cadenza (Large Car), Niro (Small SUV), and Sorento (Midsize SUV).

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VRCG Inc. Names New Vice President/General Manager

Craig Goodman, who formerly served as director of remarking for VRCG Inc., has been promoted to vice president/general manager. VRCG Inc. is a fleet sale and rental consulting company.

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Utica Plans to Open Car Rental Business

In Utica, N.Y., city zoning board members approved a plan to use the property on Oriskany Street as an auto rental business.

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Used Fleet Lease Vehicle Prices Fall in May

Prices consignors booked from off-lease fleet vehicles fell 0.2% in May, but remain up 3.5% from a year ago, Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.

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Hyundai Sonata, Genesis Recalled for Parking Brake Switch

The recall, set to begin June 30, covers more than 161,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

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TravelCar Opens First U.S. Carsharing Location in Los Angeles

TravelCar, a French-based peer-to-peer carsharing provider, has entered the U.S. market, selecting Los Angeles as its headquarters and Los Angeles International Airport for its first U.S. operation.

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Los Angeles Launches Electric Carsharing Program

BlueLA Electric Car Sharing Program will help Los Angeles meet its clean air goals, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide residents of some of its most disadvantaged communities with self-service access to electric vehicles.

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Avis Budget to Collaborate with Mobility Startups

Avis Budget Group Inc. has teamed up with RocketSpace, a technology campus for start-ups and corporate innovators, to identify market opportunities and fuel cross-industry innovation.

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car2go Vancouver, Portland to Use Mobile Fueling Service

Effective immediately, car2go vehicles in Vancouver, Canada, will be refueled by Filld's mobile fueling service, with service in Portland, Ore., beginning soon.

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Europcar Extends Partnership With easyJet

Since 2003, easyJet customers have rented a car with Europcar and have taken advantage of exclusive rates on rental services, including the lowest price guarantee.

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Jaguar Land Rover Invests $25M in Ride-Hailing Lyft

InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility services business, has invested $25 million in ride-hailing service Lyft. This investment will provide Jaguar Land Rover with the opportunity to develop and test its mobility services and to supply Lyft drivers with a fleet of vehicles.

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Via Route Car and Truck Rentals Acquires Bleu Pelican

With this acquisition, Canadian-based Via Route Car and Truck Rentals adds 19 locations to its brand.

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Enterprise Named Most Trusted Car Rental Brand in Canada

The Gustavson Brand Trust Index, which measures Canadian consumers’ opinions about corporate and product brands, has named Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the 2017 winner for the car rental category.

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