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Avis Antilles Named Licensee of the Year

Avis Antilles (Martinique and Guadeloupe) has been named "Licensee of the Year" for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Carhood’s Carsharing Service Offers Free Parking

Depicted as AirBnB for cars, Carhood offers peer-to-peer carsharing at the airports in Melbourne and Brisbane. Customers receive free airport parking as well as the chance to earn money when renting out their unused cars to other Carhood members.

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New Broker Site Launches in Brazil

Brazilian Rent a Car (BRZ Rent A Car), a new car rental brokerage site, has launched in Brazil. The car rental network rents cars from suppliers in 25 Brazilian cities.

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Hertz Renews Partnership with Disneyland Paris

After a recent renewal agreement, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will continue to serve as the official car rental partner for Disneyland Paris for five more years.

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CarTrawler Wins European Business Award

At the 2015-2016 European Business Awards, CarTrawler was named a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the Employer of the Year category.

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Europcar Acquires Bluemove Carsharing Service

Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of Bluemove, a mobility tech startup and carsharing service in Spain.

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Rentalcars Connect Partners with SunExpress

Rentalcars Connect, a division of Rentalcars.com, has partnered with SunExpress, an airline that’s a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.

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Auto Rental News Announces New Professional of the Year Award

In addition to honoring a rental operator, this year Auto Rental News will be giving a Professional of the Year Award to an associate from a vendor company serving the auto rental industry.

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Enterprise Expands Market Share to 40% at Portland Airport

Enterprise Holdings’ brands (National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Alamo Rent A Car) have grown the company's collective airport market share to almost 40% at Oregon’s Portland International Airport.

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Avis Budget Group to Hire 1,500 Employees

Avis Budget Group intends to hire 1,500 employees during a national day of hiring event on June 22.

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Electric Carsharing Program to Launch in Tennessee

Green Commuter, a Los Angeles-based startup, will provide 20 Nissan Leafs that will be parked at 20 new charging stations throughout the city of Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Enterprise Acquires vRide Vanpooling Service

Enterprise Holdings has acquired vRide, a vanpooling company that has been serving U.S. commuters for almost 40 years.

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Zipcar Increases Fleet at Atlanta Transit Stations

Zipcar and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) system have partnered to add Zipcar’s carsharing service to four new stations.

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2016 Auto Rental Summit Announces Agenda

Geoffrey Toffetti, Tom Webb, and Anil Goyal headline agenda focused on fleet planning, recalls, risk, wage issues, and new technology solutions to boost utilization.

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Faulty Warning Chimes Spur Chevrolet Recall

GM is recalling 18,780 Sonic, Trax and Spark vehicles equipped with Bring Your Own Media radios.

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Advantage, E-Z Offer Free Rentals to Families of Orlando Victims

Advantage Rent A Car and E-Z Rent-A-Car are providing complimentary rentals in Orlando to immediate family members and domestic partners of those killed or injured in the shooting at Pulse nightclub.

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Pricing Was Bad But It’s Improving

Over-fleeting and demand anomalies put unusual pressure on pricing in the first few months of 2016, but conservative fleeting and strong summer demand is turning that around, according to Hertz and Avis Budget Group’s first quarter conference calls.

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Which Credit Cards Ranked Highest for Rental Insurance Coverage?

The CardHub study analyzed online rental policies of all the credit cards currently offered by the 10 largest issuers.

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Trucks Keep Yearly Wholesale Values Up

In May, average wholesale values fell relative to April, though they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the price strength of trucks, according to ADESA.

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Enterprise Closes Loop on Oil Consumption at Airport Locations

Enterprise Holdings Inc. is partnering with Safety-Kleen, an oil re-refiner, to close the loop on oil consumption at its North American airport operations.

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Rentals and Terrorist Activity: Time to Hone the Plan

Terrorist activity is frequently tied to a rental vehicle. In today’s heightened risk environment and the potential for terrorism from within, local operators need to hone an action plan.

How Technology Is Addressing Car Rental Underutilization

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

Trends in the Low-Cab Forward Market

After a day with Isuzu, here are some thoughts on low-cab forward sales, diesel versus gas, and how hard is it to tilt that cab by hand, especially on Isuzu's new Class 6 FTR?

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