Car & Truck Rental News

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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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November Rates Up $6.68, Continuing Trend

Rate quotes have been up each week year over year since the June 2 survey — a continuous run of 27 weeks.

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Watchdog Groups Call for Rental Car Data Protection

According to a joint statement issued today, Consumer Watchdog joined Privacy International and other public interest groups in an international call for car rental companies to protect the privacy of driver and passenger data their rented vehicles collect.

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Survey: Uber, Lyft Not a Factor in Pricing for Most Car Rental Companies

When asked what is primarily responsible for the change in pricing in their market, only 4% of respondents chose ride hailing companies such as Uber or Lyft.

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Avis Budget Group Launches First Mobility Lab in Kansas City

The initiative includes fleet of 5,000 connected cars in more than 20 Avis Car Rental locations throughout the greater Kansas City area.

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National Car Rental Announces Two-Year Sponsorship Agreement with PGA Jr. League

The agreement makes National the presenting sponsor of the PGA Jr. League Championship.

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Tijuana Airport Bridge Traffic Grows 47%

The Cross Border Xpress (CBX) terminal near the U.S./Mexico border is a pedestrian bridge reserved exclusively for Tijuana Airport passengers and is served by major and independent car rental companies.

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Didi Chuxing Ride-Hailing App To Launch Carsharing Service

China’s ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing plans to launch a electric vehicle carsharing service with an investment of $151 million.

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BlueSG Carsharing Launches in Singapore

BlueSG, a subsidiary of French transportation firm Bollore Group will launch with a fleet of 80 vehicles and 120 charging stations.

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BMW Launches ReachNow Carsharing Service in China

In partnership with EVCARD electric carsharing company, the BMW Group launched its carsharing service in Chengdu, China.

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SurPrice Car Rentals Adds More Franchise Locations

This year, 12 more countries have been added to SurPrice Car Rentals’ franchise network.

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These Vehicles Have Been Discontinued for 2018

Vehicle manufacturers are adding a slew of new utility vehicles to their lineups for the 2018 model year, and ceasing production of some of their cars as fleet and retail buyers shift their tastes toward SUVs of all stripes.

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Ford Recalls F-150, Explorer for Loose Seats

The pickup truck and SUV recall covers more than 177,200 2016-MY vehicles in the U.S.

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GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.

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Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

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Green Motion CEO Receives Green Fleet Award

Richard Lowden, founder and CEO of Green Motion, was given the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s Green Fleet Awards in the U.K.

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Maven Selects Element Fleet Management for Maintenance Services

General Motors' Maven carsharing service has chosen Element Fleet Management to provide maintenance and accident services for its fleet across the United States.

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San Diego Airport’s Rental Car Center Wins Building Award

In conjunction with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the Austin/Sundt joint venture team accepted an award for the San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center in the category of Excellence in Building Construction – Public Work.

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GM Launches Maven Gig Service in Baltimore

General Motors’ carsharing Maven has expanded its Maven Gig service to Baltimore.

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AAA Expands Gig Car Share to San Francisco

AAA's Gig Car Share has opened reserved parking spaces at San Francisco International Airport for its one-way carsharing service.

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Rugged Rental Wins Overall Renter Rated Award

CarRentalExpress.com renters have named Rugged Rental in Salt Lake City as the overall winner of the 2017 Renter Rated Program Award. Runner ups include AAMCAR in New York City, Midway Luxury in Los Angeles, and Firearch Rent A Car in Fort Worth, Texas.

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