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Trucks Continue to Keep Wholesale Yearly Prices Up

Wholesale prices for trucks were up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis while cars were down 1.3%, according to ADESA.


Enterprise Alerts Government on Customers’ Traffic Fines, Tickets

To help address outstanding fines for traffic, parking, and toll violations by car rental customers, Enterprise Holdings Inc. has notified more than 7,700 local governments in the U.S. and Canada.


Korea’s AJ Rent-A-Car to Launch in Los Angeles

South Korea’s AJ Rent-A Car will kick off its U.S. operation next month in Los Angeles.


Evercar Expands Service to California’s Bay Area

Evercar, a provider of shared electric vehicles for on-demand drivers like Uber and Lyft, has expanded to the Bay Area with two new locations in San Francisco and Oakland.


Sixt Held Sweepstakes for Free Rentals

From Sept. 23 through Sept. 25, Sixt rent a car USA LLC held its “Every SIXTh for free” sweepstakes. Every sixth entrant won a free car rental.


Enterprise’s Shared Services Building Earns LEED Gold

Enterprise Holdings’ Shared Services building in Tulsa, Okla., has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold designation through elements like water-efficient landscaping and a reduction in electric power.


Dent Wizard Names VP of OEM Services

Dent Wizard International, which specializes in automotive reconditioning, recently appointed Scott Goodwin as vice president of OEM services for KhS (Know How Systems) business unit.


BMW’s ReachNow Carsharing Launches in Portland

BMW’s ReachNow carsharing service has officially launched in Portland, Ore., with a fleet of 260 vehicles including the BMW 3 Series, MINI Clubman, and MINI hardtop.


Fox Adds 5 More International Locations

Fox Rent A Car continues its international expansion by adding five new affiliate locations in Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, Mexico, and Turkey.


Mex Rent A Car Celebrates 3-Year Partnership With CarTrawler

Mex Rent A Car, a car rental brand based in Mexico, is celebrating three years of partnership with CarTrawler, an online travel technology platform.


Enterprise Extends Agreement With Signature Flight Support

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental have signed a five-year deal to extend their rental car services to Signature Flight Support.


Zipcar to Launch Bike-Share Service at Universities

Working with Zagster, a provider of campus bike-sharing, Zipcar plans to launch Zipbike, the first national sponsored bike-share program for universities.


Enterprise Car Sales Opens 2 New Locations in Arizona

Enterprise Car Sales, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has opened two new locations to serve customers in the Phoenix area.


Oregon’s Redmond Airport Adds Rental Car Fee

Starting Oct. 1, Oregon’s Redmond Airport will add a $3 daily charge to every car rented at the airport. The funds will be put toward the construction of a new airport car rental facility.


Conrac Solutions Appoints Senior Operations Manager

Conrac Solutions, a provider of rental car facility operations, has named Jolene Culler as its new senior operations manager.


Enterprise Rideshare Expands Vanpool Service in Idaho

Enterprise Rideshare, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is now the vanpool provider of Valley Regional Transit (VRT) in Southwest Idaho. Enterprise will provide each vanpool with a vehicle as well as managing the vehicle’s service and maintenance.


Avis Budget Group to Acquire France Cars

Avis Budget Group has agreed to purchase France Cars, a privately-held vehicle rental company based in France. The acquisition will add more than 60 locations to Avis Budget’s rental network.


Enterprise Curacao Franchisee Celebrates 40 Years

Representing all three of Enterprise Holdings brands, the Curacao franchise celebrates its 40th anniversary.


Auto Europe Wins Awards in Ground Transportation

Auto Europe, a provider of international car rental services, wins two Magellan Awards in ground transportation: a gold award in the luxury car collection category and a silver award in worldwide coverage.


Zipcar Starts Floating Carsharing Service in Brussels

Zipcar has launched its new free-floating car-sharing service in Brussels, Belgium. This marks the seventh country launch for the brand in Europe.


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