Car & Truck Rental News

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Hertz, Live Nation Offer Promotion

Hertz and Live Nation have launched a new promotion that provides customers a discount on car rentals and Ticketmaster Ticket Cash through Oct. 31.

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National Adds New Models to Emerald Club

National Car Rental will be adding several new 2015 models to Emerald Aisle locations nationwide, including the 2015 VW GTI, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Challenger.

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White Paper Explains Like Kind Exchange Program

The Auto Rental News website features a white paper promoting WTP Advisors’ like kind exchange (LKE) program.

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Ford's Escape, Focus ST Recall to Begin Sept. 29

The recall, first reported last month, affects 133,227 2013-2014 model-year Escape and Focus ST vehicles in the U.S.

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Hertz Plans to Add 3 New Board Members

Hertz plans to add three candidates nominated by Carl C. Icahn, Hertz’s largest shareholder. Icahn has agreed to not run a proxy contest and to vote in favor of the Hertz’s nominees at the annual meeting.

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Manheim, ADESA: August Used Vehicle Prices Dip

In August, wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage- and seasonally adjusted basis) declined 0.7%, the fourth consecutive monthly decline, according to Manheim Consulting. ADESA also saw a decrease in wholesale used vehicle prices — down 0.4% compared to August 2013.

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ACRA Fights for Rental Industry on Capitol Hill

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), and several ACRA board members traveled to Washington, D.C., today to update legislators on the rental car industry and continue the fight against rental car excise taxes.

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Enterprise Recognized for Supplier Diversity Program

Enterprise Holdings has been honored as a best-in-class company for its supplier diversity program by Black EOE Journal, U.S. Veterans Magazine and Professional Woman’s Magazine.

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Hertz Updates NeverLost GPS System

Hertz and Navigation Solutions have launched the next generation Hertz NeverLost GPS navigation system, with features including weather and flight information, a NeverLost concierge and NeverLost Companion mobile app.

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Zipcar Added to Google Gaming App

Using Google Maps, GPS and now Zipcar’s car-sharing service, players of Google’s Ingress “Real World Game” can earn points by visiting specially coded locations around the world.

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