In Memoriam: Jack Taylor, Founder of Enterprise

Jack Crawford Taylor built Enterprise Holdings into the world’s largest car rental company and one of the largest private companies in the U.S.

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Hertz Reaches Agreement with Uber, Lyft to Supply Rental Cars

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has reached an agreement with Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft to supply their U.S. drivers with cars under specified rental agreements.

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How Technology Is Addressing Car Rental Underutilization

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

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Highest July 4th Travel Predicted

Nearly 43 million Americans are expected to travel this Independence Day holiday weekend; an increase from the 42.3 million people who traveled last year, according to AAA Travel.

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Lyft, GM Expand Express Drive to 3 New Cities

Express Drive, General Motors’ short-term car rental program for Lyft drivers, has expanded to Boston, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

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ACE Opens New Facility Near Orlando Airport

On June 21, ACE Rent A Car celebrated the grand opening of its new location near Orlando International Airport. The move onto a five-acre property is an upgrade for ACE’s 1,200-vehicle rental operation.

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Car, Truck Market Show Broad Weekly Decline

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows how the entire car and truck market showed broad declines this past week, with the exception of small pickups.

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BMW’s ReachNow Adds 150 Cars to Seattle Fleet

After launching two and a half months ago, BMW’s ReachNow carsharing service has expanded its Home Area in Seattle and has added 150 MINI Clubman vehicles to its fleet.

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FSNA Reports Revenue of $2.7M for Quarter

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015, Franchise Services of North America Inc. reported revenue and profit as $2,690,636 and $375,582, respectively.

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Zipcar Launches Service on Cape Cod

Partnering with the Cape Code Regional Transit Authority, Zipcar will offer two of its carsharing vehicles at the Hyannis Transportation Center. It also added two vehicles in Falmouth, Mass.

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North Carolina Airport Considers Rental Car Fee

North Carolina’s New Bern Airport is considering charging car rental customers a new fee to help pay for improvements at the airport.

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Majority of U.S. Travelers Book Car Rental in Advance

According to a survey by Auto Europe, 40% of North Americans plan to visit Europe in the next 12 months as part of an annual trip. And of those travelers, 56% will book their rental car two or more months in advance.

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Record360 Launches Claims Management Platform

This platform helps expedite the claims process by allowing rental managers to keep a diary of everyone contacted and attach files such as claims forms or rental forms.

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Trends in the Low-Cab Forward Market

After a day with Isuzu, here are some thoughts on low-cab forward sales, diesel versus gas, and how hard is it to tilt that cab by hand, especially on Isuzu's new Class 6 FTR?

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Avis Antilles Named Licensee of the Year

Avis Antilles (Martinique and Guadeloupe) has been named "Licensee of the Year" for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Carhood’s Carsharing Service Offers Free Parking

Depicted as AirBnB for cars, Carhood offers peer-to-peer carsharing at the airports in Melbourne and Brisbane. Customers receive free airport parking as well as the chance to earn money when renting out their unused cars to other Carhood members.

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New Broker Site Launches in Brazil

Brazilian Rent a Car (BRZ Rent A Car), a new car rental brokerage site, has launched in Brazil. The car rental network rents cars from suppliers in 25 Brazilian cities.

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Hertz Renews Partnership with Disneyland Paris

After a recent renewal agreement, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will continue to serve as the official car rental partner for Disneyland Paris for five more years.

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CarTrawler Wins European Business Award

At the 2015-2016 European Business Awards, CarTrawler was named a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the Employer of the Year category.

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Europcar Acquires Bluemove Carsharing Service

Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of Bluemove, a mobility tech startup and carsharing service in Spain.

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Rentals and Terrorist Activity: Time to Hone the Plan

Terrorist activity is frequently tied to a rental vehicle. In today’s heightened risk environment and the potential for terrorism from within, local operators need to hone an action plan.

How Technology Is Addressing Car Rental Underutilization

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

Trends in the Low-Cab Forward Market

After a day with Isuzu, here are some thoughts on low-cab forward sales, diesel versus gas, and how hard is it to tilt that cab by hand, especially on Isuzu's new Class 6 FTR?

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