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Submit Nominations for Professional of the Year Awards

Presented by American Express, the Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards honor associates who demonstrate and promote outstanding customer satisfaction within the car rental process from auto rental companies worldwide. Deadline is Sept. 19.

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Hertz, Maaco Set Up Maintenance Shops

Under a new partnership, a Maaco maintenance shop will be available on-site at Hertz rental car locations. The first shop will open in the Chicago area.

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Avis, Budget Update Mobile Apps

Tata Consultancy Services has completed enhancements for Avis and Budget's mobile apps, including synchronized pricing to reflect customized preferences and insurance options.

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Tennant Group Announces Fall Round-Table Meeting

The Tennant Group has announced that its fall 2014 round-table meeting will take place Oct. 19-21 at the Marriot Resort Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Seattle Neighborhood Offers Zipcar Vehicles

Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts, a new Seattle transit-oriented development, has partnered with Zipcar to provide residents with two car-sharing vehicles.

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European Commission Addresses Discriminatory Rental Practices

After receiving several customer complaints concerning discriminatory practices for renting a car online, the European Commission sent a letter to the CEOs of six car rental companies in the member states of the European Union.

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Enterprise Buys UK Commercial Rental Provider

To help develop its flexible commercial vehicle hire division (Flex-E-Rent) in the U.K., Enterprise Rent-A-Car has purchased U.K.-based Burnt Tree, a provider of commercial rental vehicles.

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Avis South Africa Bans Smoking in Cars

As of August, Avis South Africa has prohibited smoking in its rental vehicles.

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Apex Named Top New Zealand Rental Company

For overall customer satisfaction, New Zealand-based Apex Car Rental received the highest rating of five stars by ratings company Canstar Blue.

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Europcar Adds Motorcycles in Melbourne

Europcar Australia has introduced a new range of BMW GS motorcycles to its Melbourne rental services.

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