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.

Enterprise to Sponsor Europa League

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has signed a three-year agreement with UEFA to become an official sponsor of the UEFA Europa League beginning with the 2015/16 football (soccer) season and ending in 2017/18.

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Ford Starts Carsharing Program in London

Ford Motor Co. has officially launched its London-based GoDrive carsharing service to the public.The project started as one of more than 25 experiments through Ford Smart Mobility.

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Hertz Wins Traveler, Fleet Awards

The Hertz Corp. has been recognized by the fleet and travel industry across Europe and the Middle East with awards such as the 2015 Travelers' Choice for Car Rental in Italy, Spain and the U.K and the Best Car Rental Company by Business Traveller Middle East.

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Green Motion Expands to Serbia

U.K-based car rental company Green Motion has opened a new franchise in Serbia under the Mega Trio Rent brand, which operates at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.

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Auto Europe Launches Pickup Guarantee Program

Auto Europe, a U.S.-based travel services provider to Europe, has launched a Ready-to-Go Pickup Guarantee. It pledges to pay for a customer's car rental if the reserved vehicle is not ready and waiting upon his or her arrival at the rental car counter.

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Avis Partners with Iberia Airlines

Avis Budget Group has become the exclusive car rental partner of Iberia Plus, the Spanish airline’s loyalty program. For every Avis rental booked, Iberia Plus members have a chance to receive reward points.

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Used Vehicle Prices Continue Four-Month Decline

Wholesale used vehicle prices declined in May, according to both Manheim Consulting and ADESA. Auction prices for rental risk units were down more than 10% from a year ago, according to Manheim.

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Volvo Partners with Enterprise to Help XC90 Customers

While waiting for their all-new XC90 vehicles to arrive, Volvo customers who have a car lease or loan expiring are eligible to rent a new Volvo XC60 from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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TravelAuto Adds U.S. Airport Locations

Travelauto.com, a UAE-based car rental and limousine services platform, has added Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fox Rent-A-Car, Signature Car Rental, FlightCar and Sixt to offer car rentals at three U.S. airports: Los Angeles, Orlando and Las Vegas.

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Toyota Convenes Repurchase Seminar at ADESA Auction

At the ADESA Auto Auction in Mira Loma, Calif., car rental companies received updates on Toyota’s repurchase programs and remarketing procedures and attended a condition report demonstration.

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