Car & Truck Rental News

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Airline Ancillary Revenue Up 1,200% Since 2007

A CarTrawler-commissioned study finds the top airline generated $55.61 per passenger in ancillary revenue from $14.36 in 2007.

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Avis to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its second quarter 2014 results after the market close on Monday August 4.

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car2go Faces Pushback in Wisconsin

Because it is illegal to permanently reserve parking spaces on city streets, car2go is facing legal hurdles to start its car-sharing service in Madison, Wis.

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Uber Decreases N.Y. Ride-Sharing Fares

To increase competition with New York City taxi cab services, Uber has temporarily cut its fares by 20%.

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Enterprise Supports Sustainability Energy Research

After donating $2 million to the University of Missouri last year to establish an endowment for sustainability energy research, Enterprise Holdings Foundation has seen university researchers already achieve results, specifically in the field of biofuels.

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FSNA Names New Director of Operations

Brad Kjar has been named as the new director of operations for Franchise Services of North America’s subsidiary U-Save Car & Truck Rental.

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Avis Expands Social Media Initiative

Avis Budget Group Inc. has launched local Facebook, Foursquare and Google Places pages for each of its Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental and Budget Truck Rental facilities in the United States and Canada.

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Enterprise Expands to Iceland

After adding Reykjavik Excursions as a franchise partner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be operating at airport and city locations in Iceland during the coming months.

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Hertz Partners with German Airline

The Hertz Corp. has teamed up with German airline airberlin to offer special airline and car rental discounts at 171 destinations.

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Uber Brings UberX Brand to India

Uber, a mobile-application-based company that connects customers with vehicle drivers, has launched its UberX service in India.

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