Avis Budget to Announce Third Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its third quarter 2017 results after the market close on Monday Nov. 6.

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Green Commuter Deploys Electric Carsharing Service in LA

Green Commuter has launched the first open all-electric carsharing service in Los Angeles. The vehicles are available to rent to the public through the Green Commuter app.

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September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September units with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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ELD Mandate: Is Your Head Still in the Sand?

If you think you have 11 weeks to implement an Electronic Logging Device system to meet the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, you really don’t — for a few reasons.

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Groupe PSA Launches Mobility Brand in Seattle

With the app, Free2Move allows users in Seattle to compare the location, characteristics, and operating costs of available transportation options, including offerings from car2go, Zipcar and TravelCar.

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Sixt Expands Miami Airport Location

Sixt has launched a newly-expanded space at its Miami Airport location. The location now has 10 customer service counters and other features include a new TV monitor system and an area to charge electronic devices.

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Southeast Airport Rates Up Due to Hurricanes

In September, airport rates in the southeast region were up $10.06 over last year, though Southwest rates (Houston) were up only $1.18.

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Leading Transportation Strategist to Keynote Fleet Forward Conference

Dr. Stefan Heck will address how the fleet industry is leading the way regarding vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing.

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Zipcar, Ford Exceed $1M Donations to Student Organizations

Zipcar and Ford Motor Co. have announced that their Students with Drive grant program surpassed a milestone of $1 million donated to student organizations over the past six years.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Opens New Indianapolis Office

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened a new branch office along Indianapolis’ iconic “Dealership Row.”

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Zipcar Expands Service to Additional Metro Stations

Zipcar has expanded its partnership with New York’s Metro-North Railroad (MNR) bringing its carsharing service to six additional MNR stations.

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Black Book Used Vehicle Index Rises in September

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index increased from 112.6 to 113.9 in September, the largest month-over-month gain since March 2012, according to a company announcement.

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Durango, Grand Cherokee SUVs Recalled for Brakes

The recall, set to get under way Nov. 7, covers more than 646,000 vehicles in the 2011 to 2014 model years.

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Volkswagen, eHi Car Services Partner to Expand Mobility Services

Volkswagen Group China and eHi Car Services Limited, a car rental and car services provider in China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore luxury mobility-on-demand services in China.

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GO Rentals Analyzes Cost Difference Between Rental Car, Uber, Taxi

New Zealand-based GO Rentals has researched Uber prices, taxi prices, and worldwide rental car rates to come up with the answer, depending on where you are in the world.

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Hertz Announces Executive Appointments in Europe

Francis Waddington has been named as vice president, Europe, Rafael Girona has been appointed as vice president, field operations and customer experience, and Richard Davies has been appointed as country manager, Hertz UK.

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State Van Rental Offers Free Transportation to Victims of Vegas Shooting

State Van Rental is offering free transportation to victims and families of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The offer is good today and will be extended as needed.

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SurPrice Car Rentals Launches in Portugal

Following its expansion in Spain and Italy, SurPrice Car Rentals is now entering Portugal with franchise locations in Lisbon, Porto, and Faro.

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GoCar Expands Carsharing Service in Ireland

Following a 3 million euros investment this year, GoCar has increased its carsharing locations in Ireland. The service is now available in 18 counties across Ireland.

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Citroen to Shut Down Berlin Carsharing Service

Citroen Multicity Carsharing will stop its operations in Berlin on Oct. 29 after struggling to compete with its competition.

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As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

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Who Controls Your Vehicles’ Data?

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