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NYC to Provide Dedicated Parking Spots for Carsharing

New York City will plan to launch a two-year pilot program this spring that will provide 300 parking spots for carsharing vehicles at city-owned parking facilities and 300 curbside spots on local streets.

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Hertz Wins Industry Awards for Service, Loyalty Program

In 2016, Hertz received 37 awards for its service around the globe, including recognition for its Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program.

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Long Beach Airport Not Ready for Ride-Hailing Uber, Lyft

Delaying a nine-month trial period for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, Long Beach Airport wants the opinion of taxi and car rental companies first.

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CarMax and Other Dealers Fail to Disclose Unrepaired Recalls

Despite highlighting their inspections, the Federal Trade Commission alleges that CarMax, West-Herr Automotive Group, and Asbury Automotive Group failed to adequately disclose that some of their vehicles had open recalls, including the Takata airbag defect.

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Men Arrested for Destroying Mirrors on Rental Cars

Two men were charged with breaking into a Florida rental car location and damaging side-view mirrors on 13 vehicles.

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Uber Launches Fleet App in India

Uber has launched UberFLEET, an Android app for its fleet partners in 29 cities across India, according to a report by the India Times.

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Uber Offers Self-Driving Volvo XC90s in San Francisco

Uber will begin offering self-driving Volvo XC90 luxury SUVs to customers in San Francisco, which expands a partnership the companies launched in August to offer self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh.

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John Tague Out at Hertz

Kathryn V. Marinello to become president and chief executive officer.

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U.S. Car Rental Revenue Tops $28B

Revenue for corporate, franchised, and independent locations in the U.S. is projected to reach $28.43 billion, a nearly 5% gain in revenue over 2015.

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Hertz to Sell Used Cars via Shift Website

Hertz plans to sell its used vehicles through its partnership with Shift, an online used car website that offers customers test drives.

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Enterprise Plans to Hire 10K College Grads

Enterprise Holdings Inc. has announced plans to hire nearly 10,000 college graduates into its Management Training Program worldwide in 2017.

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Google Spins Off Self-Driving Unit, Prepping Ride-Hailing Service

Google has formed a mobility company called Waymo to house its development of self-driving vehicles and may be laying the groundwork to roll out a ride-hailing service as soon as late 2017 in a partnership with Fiat Chrysler, according to various reports.

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Avis Budget Named Military Friendly Employer

Avis Budget Group Inc. has earned the 2017 Military Friendly Employer designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse.

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Toyota Launches Hybrid Carsharing in Ireland, Italy

Toyota’s new hybrid carsharing program YUKO is being piloted in Dublin, Ireland and Forli, Italy.

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Daimler Offers Flexible Renting With Smart Vehicles

With access to the full line of smart vehicles, customers can rent a car from one day up to three months.

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Honda Partners With Ride-Hailing Service Grab

Honda’s $750 million investment in ride-hailing Grab is part of an agreement to collaborate on motorbike-hailing services.

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What a Trump Administration Means for Labor and Employment

Many Obama-era initiatives, including salary exemptions, could face changes under the new Republican administration.

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Rent Centric Revamps Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Product

Rent Centric, a provider of car rental management systems, has revamped and relaunched its peer-to-peer carsharing product.

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Reservations.com Revamps its Customer Service

The online hotel booking website, which includes car rental, is introducing live customer service agents.

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Enterprise Donates $60,000 to Los Angeles Food Bank

As part of the company’s 60th anniversary, Enterprise is donating $60M to fight hunger around the globe.

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Five Business Model Trends for 2017

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Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

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