Maven to Offer Ride-Sharing Drivers Leased Vehicles

General Motors’ carsharing service Maven has teamed up with Uber to provide Uber’s ride-sharing drivers the option to lease vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates. The 90-day pilot will launch in San Francisco.

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Icahn More Than Doubles Stake in Hertz

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has more than doubled his stake in Hertz Global Holdings Inc. after the rental company reported a loss in its third quarter profit.

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Avis Budget Extends Partnership With AARP

Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Budget Group will continue to provide AARP members with discounted rates on rentals with Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Budget Truck Rental, and Payless Car Rental.

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December Shows High Travel for the Holidays

December travel peaks around the world primarily due to holidays celebrated within the month, according to a report by Sojern. Globally, the most popular days that travelers have searched to fly are December 22 and 23.

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Advantage Opens Location at Philadelphia Airport

Advantage Rent A Car, operator of the Advantage and E-Z Rent-A-Car brands (AEZ), has announced the opening of a new rental location at Philadelphia International Airport.

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Avis Budget Adds Connecticut, New York to Car Sales Program

Residents of Connecticut and New York can now test-drive and purchase well-maintained, late-model vehicles from Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental through Avis Budget Group's consumer car sales program.

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ReachNow Launches Mobility Carsharing Services

BMW’s ReachNow will begin testing several new carsharing services in Seattle and New York targeted toward expanding mobility for individuals and possibly business users.

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Rent Centric Powers Discount’s Self-Service Car Rental

Using Rent Centric’s self-service carsharing platform, Discount Car and Truck Rentals has launched an hourly truck and van rental service called Discount Self-Service.

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Saudi Arabian Rental Companies Fined for More Than 2K Violations

Car rental companies in Riyadh, Dammam, Al-Kohbar, and Jeddah were fined more than 3 million Saudi Arabian Riyals for violations including operating without proper licenses or expired ones.

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Hertz Renews Partnership With Relais & Chateaux

Hertz has extended its alliance with the luxury hotel and restaurant association for three more years. All Relais & Chateaux guests enjoy access to Hertz’s loyalty program as well as 15% off a car rental.

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Sixt Costa Rica Unveils Facility Renovation

Sixt Costa Rica has recently unveiled its newest location renovation in the capital city of San Jose.

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Fox’s Affiliate Growth Fuels Location Upgrades

Fox Rent A Car has announced that many of its current affiliate partners have experienced growth and will be moving to larger rental facilities or upgrading their existing locations.

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Avis Budget Named Rental Partner of Canadian Loyalty Program

Under the new agreement, which deepens the current relationship between Avis Car Rental and Aeroplan, Avis Budget Group will also now provide personalized and rewarding offers from its Budget and Payless brands.

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Nissan Launches Carsharing Purchase Program in Paris

Nissan’s new carsharing program for its Micra hatchback will launch in Paris later this year. The service allows groups to purchase the hatchback together and then share the vehicle.

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Hertz Provides Vehicles to Wounded Service Members' Families

Partnering with nonprofit Luke’s Wings, Hertz will be providing up to $5,000 in vehicle rentals to families of wounded service members during the months of November and December.

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WEX Identifies Fuel Overspending by Industry

Retail industry drivers purchase more premium fuel and higher-priced fuel on average than other industries, while telecommunications, insurance and government fleets keep overspending in check, according to data from WEX Inc.

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Enterprise Holdings Sweeps Satisfaction Ratings

For the third year in a row, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is ranked highest in satisfaction among rental car companies, according to the J.D. Power 2016 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study. Enterprise Holdings' other brands National and Alamo took second and third.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Partners with Live Nation

Through this marketing partnership, Enterprise will roll out exclusive video content featuring popular artists and bands. In addition, Enterprise will advertise at Live Nation’s owned and/or operated venues and across its digital network.

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McDonald's Corp. Settles Franchise Employment Case

McDonald's Corp. recently settled a case involving a claim that it was a joint employer along with one of its franchisees. This case illustrates why franchisors — in other industries like car rental — need to make sure that their staff understands who is really considered their employer.

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Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decline in October, Manheim Says

Wholesale used-vehicle prices declined in October 0.7% and non-seasonally adjusted prices declined 2%, showing a downward trend for all vehicle segments in recent months.

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