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August Rates Continue Year-Long Downward Trend

The August 2015 average rate quote decreased $5.29 from last year, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway's 50-City rate survey. The quotes have been down an average of $2.93 in the past year.


Fox Launches Prepaid Rental Program

Fox Rent-A-Car has launched the Fox Pay Now prepaid car rental program at its U.S. corporate locations.


Zipcar Partners with 7-Eleven in D.C.

Zipcar will put 18 carsharing vehicles at nine 7-Eleven stores throughout the Washington, D.C. area.


Hertz Offers Autumn Sale With Up to 25% Off

Hertz customers can save on car rentals in more than 100 countries by booking a vehicle between Sep. 1 and Sept. 30, for pick-ups until March 20, 2016.


Five Rental Customers Arrested After Brawl

Five customers were arrested after a brawl occurred at a rental car outlet in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Avis Expands Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Offering

In October, Avis Car Rental will add a variety of model-year 2016 Mercedes-Benz vehicles to select U.S. locations. These vehicles will primarily serve owner-customers of NetJets.


Zipcar Named Member of Shared Mobility Program

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) has named Zipcar as the founding member of its Trade Ally program.


Sixt Opens at California’s Santa Rosa Airport

Sixt has a new franchise location at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif.


Avis Alaska Wins Loss-of-Use Case

State Farm Insurance refused to pay the full amount for loss-of-use damages on a rental car from the Avis Alaska franchise. An Alaska court ruled in favor of the franchise.


BlueIndy to Hold Grand-Opening Ceremony

The electric carsharing company BlueIndy is set to launch on Sept. 2, with vehicles available at 25 charging stations throughout the city of Indianapolis.


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