Renter Steals Cars, Leases on Craigslist

A Zipcar renter near New York’s Kennedy Airport stole multiple rental cars and then leased them on Craigslist.

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Avis Offers More Rewards for Preferred Members

Avis Preferred members now have a new way to earn points: one point for every dollar spent on vehicle rentals and two points for every dollar spent on ancillary products.

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John Tague and the New Hertz

Today’s conference call was the debutant ball for Hertz’s new CEO, in which he set the company’s direction on regaining market share, fixing Dollar and Thrifty, the threat from Uber, Hertz’s exit from carsharing, prepaid rentals and more.

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Hertz to End U.S. Carsharing Service

Hertz CEO John Tague indicated on Friday that Hertz will be withdrawing its carsharing service (Hertz 24/7) in the U.S., but it will continue to grow its carsharing programs internationally.

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Silvercar Provides Rentals to ESPY Nominees, Presenters

Silvercar, the all-Audi A4 rental company, offered a three-day rental to all ESPY presenters and nominees.

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Hertz Completes Financial Restatements

The restatements reduced Hertz’s profits by a cumulative $128 million for years 2011, 2012 and 2013, or nearly 20% of previously stated profits. Richard Broome resigns.

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Senate Committee Kills Amendment to Modify Recalls

The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee did not approve Section 4209, an amendment for rental recalls in the S. 1732 bill: Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015.

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The Off-Leases are Coming! Are You Ready?

The used car market will face a confluence of factors to make 2016 a challenging year.

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ACRA Opposes Amendment to Modify Vehicle Recalls

A transportation bill introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven’t been repaired.

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Enterprise to Pay $425K to Settle Age Discrimination Case

An EEOC investigation determined that 10 job applicants over 40 were denied employment (not hire) in favor of less qualified, younger applicants at an Enterprise Rent-A-Car location in Burbank, Calif.

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