David Purinton Wins Russell Bruno Award

David Purinton, owner and president of PurCo Fleet Services Inc., received this year's Russell Bruno Award for outstanding service to the auto rental industry.

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Enterprise CarShare Announces CarSharing Association Membership

At the 2015 International Car Rental Show, Enterprise CarShare formally announced it has joined the CarSharing Association (CSA), a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing cooperation between urban mobility providers, cites and public transit.

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Avis Budget Group to Announce First Quarter 2015 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its first quarter 2015 results after the market close on Monday May 4.

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Enterprise Participates in Car Rental Show’s Opening Keynote

At the 2015 International Car Rental Show, Susan Lombardo, Enterprise Holdings’ vice president of vehicle acquisition, was part of the opening keynote panel discussion, which highlighted the U.S. auto rental industry and the essential disciplines in the marketplace.

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Used Prices Perform Stronger in Truck Classes

Average wholesale used vehicle prices rose in March on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis — up 4.7% compared to February and up 2% relative to March 2014, according to ADESA Analytical Services‘ monthly analysis of wholesale used vehicle prices. The truck classes (vans, SUVs, pickups) performed much stronger than the car and crossover classes.

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Avis Budget Officially Acquires Maggiore Group

Avis has officially acquired Maggiore Group, one of Italy’s largest vehicle rental companies, for $160 million.

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Enterprise Extends Partnership with Athlete Network

This renewed partnership will expand Enterprise’s recruitment efforts by providing access to more than 500 university athletic departments.

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ASAP Rent Celebrates 15 Years

Operating since 2000, ASAP Rent provides supplier software solutions for the rental car industry.

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Avis Budget Updates Loyalty Program

Now called Unlimited Rewards, Avis Budget’s loyalty program reflects the goal to provide infinite rewards for travel professionals.

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Mileage Remains Above 45K on Rental Resale Vehicles

Wholesale used vehicle prices fell 0.5% in March and dropped the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to a reading of 124.5, almost equaling a year ago (124.4). Rental resale vehicles remained above 45,000 miles, up 8% from a year ago.

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