car2go Seattle Hits 100K Member Milestone

car2go has announced that its membership in Seattle has surpassed the 100,000 member milestone. To celebrate this milestone, car2go is offering its members up to $50 in reimbursed ferry rides if they use a Mercedes-Benz car2go vehicle over Labor Day weekend.

Read more...

Hertz Completes Sale of Brazilian Rental Operations to Localiza

As part of the agreement, which was originally announced on Dec. 5, 2016, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has now completed the sale of its Brazil car rental and leasing operations to Localiza.

Read more...

DriveNow Carsharing to Launch in Lisbon

On Sept. 12, DriveNow’s carsharing service will be available in Lisbon, Portugal. Customers who join DriveNow by that date will have free registration and a 20-minute driving offer.

Read more...

AgentCars Partners With Sales Agent to Expand to Turkey

AgentCars, an online car rental platform, has expanded its sales and marketing representation by partnering with Discover the World in Turkey.

Read more...

Rentcars.com Adds Several New Rental Locations

Rentcars.com, a global online travel agency present in over 145 countries, has recently expanded its available European, North American, and Latin American destinations.

Read more...

Hurricane Harvey to Leave Thousands Needing Replacement Rentals

According to Black Book, the rental industry will be affected first with the supply challenge, as thousands of residents will need to find immediate replacement of personal transportation.

Read more...

Houston Van Rental Processes Harvey Disaster

Dallas Kay, manager at Airport Van Rental’s Houston location, reports the latest updates about the rental location and its employees.

Read more...

Avis Budget Group Offers Support, Vehicles to Flood Victims

Auto Rental News reached out to Avis Budget Group regarding how the company is managing business affected by Hurricane Harvey and how it's helping to support those areas affected by flooding.

Read more...

Uber Names New CEO

Uber’s board of directors has voted unanimously to appoint Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new CEO. Khosrowshahi, the former CEO of Expedia, has accepted the position.

Read more...

Hertz Announces New Chief Marketing Officer, Human Resources Officer

Hertz has named Jodi Allen as executive vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) and Murali Kuppuswamy has been appointed as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO).

Read more...

New Law Removes Damage Waiver Caps in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved the bill that removes the damage waiver cap on car rental transactions in the state.

Read more...

Enterprise Deploys Emergency Action Plan in Texas

Enterprise Holdings provides information on how it responds to natural disasters by working with the Red Cross, state governments, FEMA, and its Mobile Emergency Response Vehicles (MERV).

Read more...

Houston Van Rental Employees Trapped in Homes

Yaz Irani, founder and CEO of Airport Van Rental, checks in with his manager at the company’s location in Houston. As rain continues, some employees have lost their homes while others are still trapped inside their homes.

Read more...

Tennant Group Announces Fall Roundtable Meeting

The Tennant Group has announced that its fall 2017 roundtable meeting will take place Sunday Oct. 1 to Tuesday Oct. 3 at the Highland Hotel in Dallas.

Read more...

Sixt Revenue Increases 5.7% in First Half of Year

During the first half of 2017, the Sixt Group’s total revenue increased 5.7% to $1.33 billion compared to $1.26 billion during the same time in 2016. Sixt’s revenue for the vehicle rental business unit was $927.4 million, an increase of 6.4%.

Read more...

Zipcar Adds Carsharing Vehicles at Miami Metrorail Lines

Zipcar and Miami-Dade County have announced a new partnership to add Zipcars to five Metrorail stations.

Read more...

Depreciation Slows for Trucks and Accelerates for Cars

The car segment saw a week-over-week rise in depreciation while the truck segment saw a lower depreciation rate last week, according to Black Book’s Aug. 28 Market Insights report.

Read more...

Van Rental Company Gives Update on Houston Location

With heavy rains still coming down, there is no way to get in and out of Airport Van Rental’s (AVR) location near Houston International Airport.

Read more...

Thrifty Car Rental Malta Improves Customer Offering

Now operated by United Garage Ltd, Thrifty Car Rental Malta offers customers more rental locations, a diverse and refreshed fleet, and a new, user-friendly website.

Read more...

Sixt Sponsors German Team in SpaceX Competition

Sixt Rent-a-Car sponsored the German team in the Official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition. The competition was held from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27.

Read more...
 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

A Shared Mobility Model Takes Shape for Fleets

Technology that allows cab drivers flexible access to a shared fleet is leveling the playing field for an 89-year-old taxi company.

Safety Tech: Crash Avoidance or Sensory Overload?

As advanced safety technologies become even more pervasive on mainstream vehicles, are we creating “stupid drivers?"

Own the Fleet, Own the Future

In the dialogue surrounding new transportation paradigms, fleets have been off the public radar until recently. Here’s what’s going on, and a way for you to participate in the conversation.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>