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Greg Thibault to Retire as Avis Budget’s VP of Fleet Disposal

Greg Thibault will retire as Avis Budget’s vice president of fleet disposal after 20 years of leading Avis Budget’s auction sales and wholesale turn-back process with manufacturers.

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Avis Budget Group Offers Support, Vehicles to Flood Victims

Auto Rental News reached out to Avis Budget Group regarding how the company is managing business affected by Hurricane Harvey and how it's helping to support those areas affected by flooding.

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Manheim's Cadigan Retires After 40-Year Career

Jay Cadigan will retire from Manheim, capping a 40-year career in the remarketing industry that included stints at auctions, as well as leasing companies and rental car operators.

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Avis Budget Revenue Flat on Pricing Declines

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $2.2 billion for its second quarter 2017, unchanged compared to Q2 2016. This is primarily due to an increase in overall rental days being offset by a decrease in pricing.

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Avis Announces Google Assistant Action for Google Home

Through a secure integration with Avis Car Rental, travelers can use Google Home to make or modify current reservations and review past trips.

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Avis Adds Features to Mobile App

Avis Car Rental's mobile app now offers a wider selection of vehicles, fuel and parking options, courtesy bus tracking, and rental receipts.

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Avis Budget to Change Billing Practices for Cashless Toll

A settlement agreement resolves an investigation by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office regarding Avis, Budget, and Payless’ practices involving add-on fees for cashless tolls in Florida and other related add-on charges.

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Avis to Launch Voice-Powered Reservations With Amazon Alexa

With the new skill for Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, Avis customers will be able to make a car rental reservation, review current or past reservations, and request an e-receipt of their last rental.

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Avis Budget to Announce Second Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its second quarter 2017 results after the market close on Monday Aug. 7.

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Car Rental Rates Up, Fleet Sales Down — Correlation?

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

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Avis Budget Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Loyalty Program

Avis Budget Group Inc. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Unlimited Rewards, its loyalty program for travel professionals.

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Hertz, Avis Autonomy Partnerships: Good First Steps on a Long Path

Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.

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Avis Budget Partners With Waymo’s Self-Driving Program

Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Budget Group will enhance selected rental facilities to offer secure parking for Waymo's fleet as well as automotive services, including oil changes, tire rotations, and installation of automotive parts.

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Avis Budget to Collaborate with Mobility Startups

Avis Budget Group Inc. has teamed up with RocketSpace, a technology campus for start-ups and corporate innovators, to identify market opportunities and fuel cross-industry innovation.

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Avis Budget’s Legal Department Wins Award

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has named Avis Budget Group Inc. as a 2017 ACC Value Champion. Avis Budget's legal department earned the award for its Legal Transformation Program.

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Avis Expands Fleet of Connected Cars

Avis Car Rental’s connected cars will automate fuel and mileage readings. By early 2018, Avis expects 50,000 more vehicles to become fully connected cars.

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Wyshner, Avis Budget’s President and CFO, Resigns

Avis Budget Group Inc. has announced the resignation of David B. Wyshner, president and chief financial officer. Martyn Smith, who previously served as finance director of the company's Avis Budget EMEA subsidiary, will serve as interim chief financial officer.

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Avis Budget Revenue Drops 2%

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $1.8 billion for its first quarter 2017, a 2% decrease. This is primarily due to a 5% decline in pricing partially offset by a 3% increase in rental days.

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Budget Australia Wins Reader's Digest Quality Service Award

Budget Car Rental has been named the gold winner in the car rental category of the 2017 Reader's Digest Quality Service Award.

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Avis Budget to Announce Q1 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its first quarter 2017 results after market close on Wednesday May 3.

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