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2016 Auto Rental Summit

The fifth annual Auto Rental Summit took place in a new city and venue. From Oct. 24-25, corporate, franchised and independent companies gathered at the B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Check out images from seminars, the exhibit hall, networking breaks, awards, a tour of ACE Rent A Car in Orlando, and more. Photos by Amy Winter-Hercher and Eric Tillotson.

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VW, Audi 2017-MY Fleet Preview

The Volkswagen Group of America hosted its 2017-MY fleet preview for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles at its headquarters in Herndon, Va. Read a related news story here. Photos by Paul Clinton and Amy Hercher.

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2017 Ford Fusion Ride & Drive

Ford invited automotive journalists to the hills of Malibu, Calif. in May to test drive the refreshed, midsized Fusion sedan for the 2017 model year. The 2016 Fusion won Fleet Car of the Year in 2015. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Brown.

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2016 International Car Rental Show Seminars

This year's International Car Rental Show featured an opening keynote panel session, a general session focused on the passing of the recent recall bill and issues with rental cars and national security, a closing session that addressed the future of transportation with connected car technology, as well as seminars covering a variety of topics, including how to use Graves Amendment to lower liability expense and how to motivate millennials in the workplace. There was also programming for niche audiences: Latin American operators and auto dealers looking to strengthen their loan programs. Photos by Steve Reed, Amy Winter-Hercher

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2016 International Car Rental Show Networking

The International Car Rental Show provided many opportunities for networking, including networking breaks between sessions,an international meet and greet, lunches in the exhibit hall, an opening reception and a closing reception. Photos by Steve Reed and Amy Winter-Hercher.

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2016 International Car Rental Show Exhibit Hall

At Bally's Hotel & Casino, this year's extended exhibit hall featured vendors offering various services and products for the car rental industry. Attendees had several opportunities during Monday and Tuesday to interact with the suppliers/vendors. Photos by Steve Reed and Amy Winter-Hercher.

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2016 CAR Event Highlights

The 2016 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) took place March 16-17 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Now in its 21st year, CAR delivered high-quality discussions and information on subjects ranging from automating the if-bid system to how to maximize auction earnings to a look forward to residual values for 2016-2017. In addition, attendees had plenty of opportunities to network and build their personal and professional connections. Photos by Chris Wolski and Steve Reed.

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San Diego Airport Opens Rental Car Center

San Diego International Airport's new Rental Car Center opened on Wed. Jan. 20. Currently, the $316-million facility houses 14 car rental brands, including major and independent companies.  Photos by Amy Winter-Hercher, associate editor of Auto Rental News.

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2015 Auto Rental Summit

For the fourth annual Auto Rental Summit, corporate, franchised and independent companies gathered at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Check out images from seminars, the exhibit hall, networking breaks, awards, a Manheim auction tour and more. Photos by Joseph Cancellare and Amy Winter-Hercher, associate editor of Auto Rental News

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Toyota Repurchase Seminar

At the ADESA Auto Auction in Mira Loma, Calif., car rental companies received updates on Toyota’s repurchase programs and attended a condition report demonstration. Photos by Chris Brown.

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2016 Nissan Maxima Ride and Drive

Nissan invited automotive journalists to drive its 2016 Maxima large sedan on June 2 at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades in southern California. View photos of the eight-generation sedan that has improved fuel economy by 15 percent over the outgoing model. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos by Paul Clinton and Chris Wolski.

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VW, Audi 2016-MY Fleet Preview

Volkswagen and Audi hosted their 2016-MY fleet preview at the Porsche headquarters in Atlanta from May 18-20. Fleet managers had a chance to preview new models, and test them in training areas set up to test handling, wet surface driving and maneuverability on a cone course. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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2015 International Car Rental Show Networking

The International Car Rental Show provided many opportunities for networking, including several networking breaks between sessions, lunches in the exhibit hall, an opening reception and a closing reception. Photos by Steve Reed and Amy Winter.

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2015 International Car Rental Show Exhibit Hall

At Bally's Hotel & Casino, this year's extended exhibit hall featured 90 vendors. Attendees had several opportunities during Monday and Tuesday to interact with the various suppliers/vendors. Photos by Steve Reed and Amy Winter.

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2015 International Car Rental Show Seminars

This year's International Car Rental Show had a jam-packed educational agenda. It featured an opening keynote panel session, two general sessions focused on carsharing and the future of car rental, as well as seminars covering a variety of topics, including incremental sales programs, car rental technology and damage recovery. Photos by Steve Reed, Amy Winter and Kareem Girgis.

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Sprinter Van's 4x4 Off-Road Test

Mercedes-Benz invited Bobit's fleet editors to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test: traversing logging roads in a remote stretch of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos by Chris Brown.

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2014 Auto Rental Summit

From Nov. 10-11, car rental managers, executives and employees from corporate, franchised and independent companies came together for the third annual Auto Rental Summit at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Check out images from seminars, the exhibit hall, networking breaks, awards and more. Photos by Amy Winter, associate editor for Auto Rental News

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Ford Transit Kansas City Assembly Plant Tour

After spending some time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit, media representatives were given a tour of the revamped assembly line at the Ford plant in Kansas City. Read the full story here.

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GMC Savana Cargo Van

The 2014-MY GMC Savana includes cargo, passenger, and cutaway body styles, and at least two wheelbase lengths to choose from, starting at 135-in. The three model choices from the light-duty 1500 to the heavier 2500 and 3500 — with an additional 4500 for a cutaway dual-rear wheel option — give fleets multiple payloads and cargo capacities to choose from. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

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2014 Car Rental Show Attendees

Some 800 attendees across the globe gathered together to network, engage and learn more about the car rental industry. International attendees represented 33 countries.  Photos by Amy Winter, associate editor of Auto Rental News; Jann Hendry of Oscar Einzig.

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