Car & Truck Rental News

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Enterprise Brands Grow in Nashville

All three of Enterprise Holdings’ brands (Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car) combined are seeing a double-digit year-over-year increase in rental transactions at Nashville International Airport.

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Budget Car Rental Offers SiriusXM

Budget Car Rental now offers SiriusXM in the majority of its vehicles across the United States.

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ATS Provides Toll Service to Fox Rent-A-Car

American Traffic Solutions Fleet Services (ATS) has partnered with Fox Rent-A-Car to offer rental customers the PlatePass All-Inclusive toll payment service for one flat daily rate.

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Used Vehicle Prices Continue to Rise After Four-Month Decline

Wholesale used vehicle prices slightly increased in July, bringing the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 124.1. After a four-month decline, the prices have inched up in June and July.

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Average Length of Rental Increases Slightly in Q2

Tracked by Enterprise’s Automated Rental Management System (ARMS), the national average length of replacement rental (LOR) rose slightly in the second quarter 2015, up 0.3 days from second quarter 2014.

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Avis Adds Voice Feature to Mobile App

Avis Car Rental has launched an updated Android application, which enables customers to make, confirm or cancel car rental reservations via voice. The app is like having a personal car rental assistant.

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Record360 Announces $1.5M Seed Investment

Record360, which uses mobile and Web-based app technology to document vehicle damage, has announced the close of an oversubscribed $1.5 million seed investment round.

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Enterprise CarShare Provides Nissan-Only Fleet at 90 Colleges

Through a multi-year partnership, Enterprise CarShare fleets will exclusively offer Nissan vehicles on nearly 90 university campuses.

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Bluebird Offers Auto Damage Recovery Feature

Through its RentWorks software program, Bluebird Auto Rental Systems is now offering its auto rental customers a feature to help with damage recovery needs.

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AFC Adds Waltz to Specialty Segment

Ray Waltz, Automotive Finance Corp.'s new director of business development, will help AFC build upon inventory financing in specialty segments, including car rental.

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