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U.S. Business Travel Spending Hits $72B in Q2

A Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) forecast has found that business travelers spent an estimated $72.8 billion on U.S.-originated business travel during the second quarter of 2014, a 7.1% year-over-year growth.


Enterprise Honors 2014 Auction Achievement Winners

Nine U.S. automotive auction houses have been named as Enterprise Holdings’ annual Auction Achievement Award winners for 2014.


SONNY’S CarWash Offers Factory Tour at Auto Rental Summit

SONNY’S CarWash Factory, a manufacturer of conveyorized automatic car washes, is providing a tour of its car wash factory on Tuesday Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m., following the close of Auto Rental Summit.


FSNA Reports Steep Drop in Revenue

For the quarter ending June 30, Franchise Services of North America Inc. reported its revenue from continuing operations at $2,628,557 compared to revenue at $50,690,948 a year ago.


Enterprise CarShare, Zipcar Get GSA Car-Sharing Contracts

As part of a pilot car-sharing program, the General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Enterprise CarShare and Zipcar as car-sharing providers for federal government employees in Boston, Chicago, New York City and Washington D.C.


MetroGistics Partners with Transport, Logistics Groups

MetroGistics, a provider of vehicle transportation solutions, has partnered with Precision Motor Transport Group (PMTG) and McNutt Automotive Logistics (McNutt).


Blackburn’s Updates Wheel Finder Website

Blackburn’s Hubcap & Wheel Solutions, an OEM wheel distributor, has launched its updated Wheel Finder 3.0, which searches for OEM wheels as well as hubcaps and center caps.


eHi Auto Services Files for IPO

Shanghai-based eHi Auto Services, a Chinese auto rental and chauffeuring company, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO).


Avis India Plans to Expand Fleet

Avis India plans to invest approximately $40 million (Rs 200 crore) to increase its fleet size in the next 12 to 18 months.


Hertz Launches Golden Tickets Drawing in Europe

Known as the Golden Tickets drawing, Hertz has started a new giveaway for customers across Europe to win 50 prizes including flights and luxury car rentals.


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The Shape of ACE to Come

In an exclusive interview, Dick Radzis and Charlie Mullen talk about the sale of their corporate locations to Avis Budget Group, discuss the company’s plans for the ACE Rent A Car brand and more.

Have the Workplace Violence Conversation Now

The murder of a driver supervisor at a UPS facility last week marks a good time to address workplace violence — a subject that gets little attention before an incident has occurred.

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