Routes Car Rental Names New VP of Sales

Routes Car Rental, a Canadian-based car rental company, has appointed Bob Thunell as its vice president of sales.

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Values Stabilize After Month-Long Car Decline

Wholesale cars that have been depreciating at roughly double the rate of trucks in the past month have stabilized in the past week, according to Black Book’s June 26 Market Insights report.

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Hertz, Avis Autonomy Partnerships: Good First Steps on a Long Path

Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.

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Hertz Leases SUVs to Apple for Driverless Tests

Apple is leasing a small fleet of vehicles from Donlen, Hertz's fleet management division, to test its self-driving technology.

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Avis Budget Partners With Waymo’s Self-Driving Program

Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Budget Group will enhance selected rental facilities to offer secure parking for Waymo's fleet as well as automotive services, including oil changes, tire rotations, and installation of automotive parts.

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Europcar Invests in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Company

Europcar Group has announced its 20% minority investment in SnappCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing service. This investment will help Europcar expand its mobility solutions.

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Sixt Partners With Malaysia Airlines

Sixt and Malaysia Airlines have announced a global partnership that will offer customers 500 frequent flyer miles for each Sixt car rental booking.

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CarShare Atlantic Launches One-Way Carsharing Service

Canadian-based CarShare Atlantic has launched FLEX, its one-way carsharing service in the city of Halifax.

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Europcar Named Australasia's Leading Rental Company

For the eighth consecutive year, Europcar was named Australasia’s Leading Car Rental Company at the 24th annual World Travel Awards.

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Enterprise Helps Boost Canadian Economy by $2.8B

In fiscal year 2016, Enterprise Holdings' impact on the Canadian economy was nearly $2.8 billion due to vehicle purchases, company-wide purchases, taxes, payroll, charitable giving, and United Way donations.

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Hertz Expands Partnership With Lufthansa Airlines

Special discounts on Hertz car rental services are offered to customers who book flights with Lufthansa airlines.

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Rate-Highway, The Tennant Group Offer Weekly Rental Rate Service

The most recent brand, nationwide, regional, and top 50 airport rental rate survey results will now be provided to subscribers every week for a moderate fee.

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Sixt Opens Franchise Serving Indianapolis Airport

Sixt has opened a new franchise location serving customers at Indianapolis International Airport. Tom Wood Group is the franchisee of the new branch.

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Mex Rent A Car Launches in Morocco

Mex Rent A Car has opened a new affiliate location at Marrakech Airport in Morocco. This is Mex’s first office in Africa.

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Europcar Group Acquires Goldcar

Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of Goldcar, a European-based low cost car rental company.

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Atlanta City Council Approves Rental Tax to Renovate Sports Complex

The city of Atlanta will collect auto rental taxes through 2047 to help fund major upgrades to Philips, a downtown sports and entertainment complex, which includes Philips Arena.

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Uber Founder Resigns as CEO

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down as the ride-hailing service's CEO after pressure from investors.

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Enterprise’s Nicholson Named in Glassdoor’s Top CEO List

Enterprise Holdings employees voted CEO Pam Nicholson in at No. 21, making her the highest-ranking woman among the 100 U.S. chief executives recognized by Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards.

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Maven Gig Expands to San Francisco

Maven Gig drivers are provided access to vehicles they can use for independent gigs, such as package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride sharing.

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Hertz Receives Corporate Responsibility Award

This award honors organizations that demonstrate achievements and sustained commitment to the pursuit of corporate responsibility. Hertz currently has seven LEED green building program certified locations throughout the U.S.

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