U.S. Business Travel Spending to Top $310B in 2015

A Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) report found that U.S. business travel spending was expected to end the year at $292.2 billion. With a forecast to hit $310.2 billion, the projection for U.S. business travel spending in 2015 also remains strong.

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Zipcar Celebrates 15 Years

First launched in Cambridge, Mass., in 2000, Zipcar vehicles are now parked in reserved spots in more than 470 cities and towns and on more than 400 college campuses worldwide. Throughout this year, Zipcar will be celebrating its birthday with promotions and events in cities around the world.

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NFL Player Leaves Super Bowl Ring in Rental Car

An agent for the Seattle Seahawks found a Super Bowl ring in his rental car. He was able to reunite the ring with its owner, Seattle Seahawks player Derrick Coleman Jr.

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Enterprise’s January Airport Reservations Up 10%

Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car brands, has reported that airport reservations are already up more than 10% for the month of January.

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10 Ways to Outperform the Used Car Market in 2015

Next year's wholesale market will see more off-lease and program vehicles in the market, as well as competition from incentivized new cars. Are you up for the new remarketing challenges?

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2015 Resale Forecast For Cars, Vans and Trucks

The overall fleet vehicle market depreciated by 12.1% over the previous year; however, the depreciation rate for cars was 14.8% and is expected to increase in 2015.

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Car Rental Industry Rocks Third-Annual Auto Rental Summit

Gathering at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., this year's "Be a Rock Star" Summit included a Fleet Jam Session and an Opening Act Rock Star Party, as well as multiple seminars and networking opportunities for car rental operators.

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Application of Collateral Source Rule in Rental Car Damage Recovery

Using this tool, you'll be able to better respond when insurance adjusters try to lowball your damage claims.

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Advantage Q&A: New Initiatives, New Direction

Bill Plamondon, Advantage Rent A Car's president, reveals specifics on the company's new training approach, new business and loyalty programs, fleet procurement and growth opportunities.

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Why Did Customer Satisfaction Drop in the Latest J.D. Power Survey?

While satisfaction in the 2014 survey bucked an overall positive trend, a few survey insights show a more complete picture.

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Big Government versus the Small Operator

The new rules drafted by the California Air Resources Board are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck driver is tough to swallow.

Confessions of a Renter — Me

Mind you, I never took the CDW to be able to play smash-up derby with a rental car, nor did I rob a bank with one. But there are stories.

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