Hertz, Navigation Solutions Create Travel App

The Hertz NeverLost Companion mobile app offers trip planning and navigation for millions of U.S. destinations via the in-car navigation system.

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Emerald Club Offers Low-Mileage Rentals

In order to provide vehicles with less than 20,000 miles, National Car Rental’s Emerald Club Scorecard specifically tracks mileage at “Emerald Aisle” locations.

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Avis Honored by Women Travel Association

Avis Budget Group Inc. has received the Association of Women Travel Executives’ (AWTE) Company Award for its commitment to gender equality.

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Top 10 Stolen Vehicles Named

Honda's Accord and Civic continue to top the list of most stolen vehicles in the U.S., even as auto thefts have fallen significantly from their peak in the early 1990s following the wider adoption of engine immobolizers.

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Wiring Issue Prompts Ford Focus, Escape Recall

The recall affects more than 159,000 2013-2014 model-year vehicles.

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Hertz Accounting Probe Delays Q2 Filing

Due to the ongoing financial records review for 2011, 2012 and 2013, Hertz Global Holdings has delayed the filing of its second quarter 2014 results.

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July Used Vehicle Prices Decline for Third Month

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage- and seasonally adjusted basis) declined 1% in July, which resulted in a Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reading of 122.7 — an increase of 1.5% from a year ago.

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Sixt to Open Franchises in Minnesota

Sixt SE and its Sixt Franchise USA LLC have signed a franchise agreement with Walser Automotive Group. Walser will open Sixt franchises to serve the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, including the airport.

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Submit Nominations for Professional of the Year Awards

Presented by American Express, the Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards honor associates who demonstrate and promote outstanding customer satisfaction within the car rental process from auto rental companies worldwide. Deadline is Sept. 19.

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Hertz, Maaco Set Up Maintenance Shops

Under a new partnership, a Maaco maintenance shop will be available on-site at Hertz rental car locations. The first shop will open in the Chicago area.

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