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Right Cars to Open in Las Vegas, 8 More Branches Planned

The franchise location represents the sixth in the U.S. for the U.K.-based parent company.


National Car Rental Survey Finds Travelers Managing Work and Life Balance

Eighty percent of survey respondents made time for themselves during business trips. Ninety-two percent of bosses supported employees taking part in non-work-related activities.


Phoenix Rental Operator Loses $1.85 Million Lawsuit

Investigators found that Dennis N. Saban, owner of Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car, violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by adding extraneous taxes and surcharges on vehicle rentals.


Argentina Welcomes Country's First Carsharing Service

The app-based carsharing company has plans to serve downtown Buenos Aires later this year.


Enterprise Expands to Finland

Helsinki-based LänsiAuto Group, which has 550 employees, will draw on Enterprise Holdings' global expertise, resources, and technologies.


Avis Budget Group Comments on SRS Investment Management’s Nomination of Directors

Avis: “… we are disappointed that we will be engaged in a costly and distracting proxy fight.”


Hollywood Testing City-Backed Carsharing Pilot

The pilot program is awaiting final approval and signature of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.


Hertz Partners with SpotHero for Mobile Parking Reservations

Hertz customers will be able to book parking in over 50 cities across North America through the Hertz mobile app.


Political Pundit Stu Rothenberg to Speak at 2018 International Car Rental Show

Rothenberg, one of the nation’s preeminent political analysts of the last three decades, will share his D.C. insider’s perspective as part of the American Car Rental Association’s general seminar.


Bandago Owner Tracks Stolen Rental Van, Working to Rewrite Calif. Rental Laws

After spotting a van stolen from his rental company, Bandango Van Rentals CEO Sharky Laguana tracked and reclaimed the vehicle. Now, he's hoping to make it easier for other rental operators to reclaim their stolen property.


Vehicle Dependability Improves 9%: J.D. Power

Buick and Lexus ranked highest in overall vehicle dependability, which improved 9% overall in the past year, according to J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study. Fleets using a three-year replacement model may benefit from higher resale prices.


Carsharing Initiative in China Eases Traffic for Spring Festival

The recently launched “train + car sharing” program at Guangzhou South Station has an average of 500 carshare orders per day.


Report Finds Carsharing Services Could Reduce Traffic in Romania by 25 Percent

A study released by Perceptum found that offering carsharing services in major Romanian cities would maximize the efficiency of cars and improve urban mobility.


Prague Launches Carsharing Website

An online hub created by the Czech Carsharing Association and Prague City Hall encourages convenient and efficient mobility.


Saudi Arabia Sets New Requirements for Car Rental Staff

Beginning March 19, car rental office employees must be Saudi nationals.


HyreCar Launches in New York

The carsharing platform currently operates in 29 states across the country.


Maven Launches Car-Sharing in Toronto

The service will initially offer 40 vehicle options to customers.


Feds Set Self-Driving Vehicle Summit to Gather Data

The U.S. Transportation Department will hold a summit on March 1 to identify priority federal and non-federal activities that can accelerate the safe roll-out of autonomous vehicles.


Navotar, Wacom Partner to Go 'Green' with Digital Signatures

The partnership with Wacom allows for a signature pad that connects directly to the Navotar system.


Avis Budget Group Announces 50,000 Connected Cars

The Avis Car Rental mobile app interacts with connected cars, allowing renters to manage their entire rental experience from their smartphone.


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An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

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