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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:13:00 PST

The Consolidated Rent-a-Car facility will house rental car agencies in one facility and will be the eastern terminus for the Automated People Mover train system.


Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:32:00 PST

In addition to his tenure with Avis, Klyce is an ACRA board member, and is involved with the Avis Licensee Association, Avis Advertising and Policy Committee, and Avis System Advertising Trust.


Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:21:00 PST

Coleman, who is the founder and CEO of Tiger Global Management, initially invested in eHi Car Services in 2015. He ended his investment in the first quarter of 2018 at an estimated net gain of 5%.


Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:51:00 PST

Osafo Yarde, owner of K&O Car Rental, denied allegations that he knowingly rented out vehicles with forged ID numbers and was released on bail.


Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:15:00 PST

The Enterprise location will be the third car rental agency in the North Central West Virginia Airport joining Hertz Rent a Car and Avis Rent a Car.


Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:31:00 PST

Idex Auto Japan, a dealer of new and previously owned vehicles and car rental operator in Japan, has been appointed the company's licensee to operate the brand.


Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:01:00 PST

Tesloop currently operates with a fleet of 12 vehicles.


Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:59:00 PST

Just in time for Earth Day, Lyft expects the new initiative to offset over a million metric tons of carbon.


Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:00 PST

General service agents are already established in 34 countries, with plans to grow their presence in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Belgium.


Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:16:00 PST

The 2018 ranking highlights 300 companies with operations in Canada, across 25 industries.


Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:42:00 PST

Employing 5,400 Canadians, Enterprise was named as one of The Best Places to Work in Canada by job-finding website Indeed.


Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:27:00 PST

Turo aims to launch its Japanese operations prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:10:00 PST

Technological solutions are finally moving from reality to theory, peer-to-peer platforms are being redefined, China has the biggest room for growth, while Sixt’s U.S. aspirations have only just begun.


Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:30:00 PST

Combining the synergies of both Mile Fleet LLC and United Rental Group LLC opens more opportunities for both entities.


Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:01:00 PST

Green Motion's new Drive & Go service is fully integrated into its app, and once customers have pre-registered their information, they are able to select the Straight to Car service.


Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:53:00 PST

With attendees hailing from far away locations such as New Zealand, Israel, Macedonia, Finland, and Sri Lanka, the 23rd annual ICRS provided industry players with the chance to learn, educate, and share ideas about the future of the rental world.


Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:02:00 PST

National Car Rental beat out 11 other rental companies, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ACE Rent A Car, and Advantage Rent-A-Car.


Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:47:00 PST

Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao invested in Graventure, a rental platform designed to connect rental agencies to customers through a central web and mobile platform.


Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:06:00 PST

The one story, 2,500-square-foot building near the College Square Shopping Center has already gained unanimous approval by the city's planning commission. It is awaiting final approval by the Newark city council.


Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:31:00 PST

Fox launched FOXpress counter bypass services at their flagship location in Los Angeles to be able to observe user feedback and needs, ensuring the process was aligned to consumers and well-received.


Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:39:00 PST

A celebration of life will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Crimson, at the main pool entrance inside Red Rock Hotel and Casino.


Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:21:00 PST

The partnership with Splyt will expand the range of mobility products offered to its travel partners.


Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:32:00 PST

Uber has partnered with peer-to-peer platform Getaround to provide rental cars through the Uber app.


Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:01:00 PST

The Automated People Mover is the centerpiece of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which also includes a Consolidated Rent-a-Car ConRAC facility.


Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:54:00 PST

SixSense will allow rental customers to book, access, and complete rentals via a mobile app, expediting the rental process.


Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:24:00 PST

Getaround, a peer-to-peer carsharing platform, has announced its expansion into Greater Los Angeles.


Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:14:00 PST

Turo, a peer-to-peer carsharing service, has partnered with the Vermont State Troopers from the movie “Super Troopers” to share a comedic public service announcement for road safety.


Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:54:00 PST

The State of Hawaii says that online travel agencies (OTAs) — such as Priceline, Expedia, and Travelocity — owe another $50 million in back taxes for car rental revenues earned since 2004.


Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:48:00 PST

Derby City Dream Cars offers a fleet of exotic and luxury vehicles in Louisville, Ky.


Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:44:00 PST

Enterprise Rent-A-Car plans to expand its facilities near John Wayne Airport in Newport Beach, increasing its space to house 810 vehicles.


Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:24:00 PST

car2go has published a white paper showcasing the five main reasons why electric carsharing plays a role in the development of electric mobility.


Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:56:00 PST

Since Sharky Laguana's stolen van incident, he has been working to pass a bill that "would shorten the process of reporting a rental car as embezzled to ease the process of recovering stolen vehicles for rental car companies."


Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:29:00 PST

The new affiliates give Fox a presence for their value-based rental services in 33 countries and territories, including the U.S.


Mon, 9 Apr 2018 11:37:00 PST

Sure, any company would jump at the chance to use technology to reduce labor costs. But it also comes with some big, red, flashing warning lights.


Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:04:00 PST

Since March 13, Eugene police received six complaints about a man entering the rental lot and breaking windows in the vehicles, causing thousands of dollars in damage.


Fri, 6 Apr 2018 14:45:00 PST

During his career, Bentley operated as a Thrifty Car Rental licensee in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and as an Ace affiliate in Jacksonville and Augusta, Ga.


Fri, 6 Apr 2018 12:45:00 PST

Microsoft is the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.


Thu, 5 Apr 2018 21:01:00 PST

Chevrolet is refreshing three of its passenger cars — the Malibu, Cruze, and Spark — for the 2019 model year in an attempt to bring new buyers to the models at a time when utility vehicles have become increasingly popular.


Thu, 5 Apr 2018 09:50:00 PST

Win Rent offers 85 franchise locations in 64 Italian cities with a large variety of vehicles.


Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:40:00 PST

This is the second city launch for ViaVan, following its launch in Amsterdam last month.


Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:03:00 PST

General Motors will end production of its Chevrolet Sonic subcompact car and Ford Motor Co. plans to discontinue its Fiesta subcompact car and Taurus midsize sedan, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.


Wed, 4 Apr 2018 10:28:00 PST

Waymo-equipped I-PACEs will begin testing in 2018.


Wed, 4 Apr 2018 10:21:00 PST

Avis has already installed I.D. Systems' Unified Telematics Platform in vehicles in over 50 locations as part of the Avis Car Rental mobile app.


Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:43:00 PST

Hourcar partnered with Xcel Energy to convert to an all-electric fleet and shift to a hub-based, one-way carsharing service.


Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:09:00 PST

This year, Green Motion will be showcasing its innovative approach to the future of mobility.


Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:04:00 PST

The two suspects are accused of defrauding over 40 victims of more than $160,000 since 2017.


Tue, 3 Apr 2018 15:52:00 PST

Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle and New York City are worried that base fare increases will deter people from using ride-hailing apps.


Tue, 3 Apr 2018 15:16:00 PST

Officials in two countries are investigating whether Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia operations violates various antitrust laws.


Mon, 2 Apr 2018 16:32:00 PST

Enterprise Car Sales has joined the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program, meaning that customers who purchase a used vehicle from an Enterprise Car Sales location will be offered a three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s All Access audio package, according to a company announcement.


Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:21:00 PST

As part of the agreement, the Bank of American Club will be renamed the National Car Rental Club and signage and branding for the rental agency will be increased.


Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:20:00 PST

Affordable Car Hire, Flexiblecarhire.com, and online travel agency P&P Associates have made legal agreements to make car rental quotes more transparent as consumer complaints in the United Kingdom grow.


Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:23:00 PST

Uber has halted all testing for self-driving vehicles after what is considered the first fatality by an autonomous car.


Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:12:00 PST

Daimler AG and the BMW Group have combined their mobility business units with the intent of offering an app-based platform of connected mobility services.


Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:22:00 PST

The service offers a broad range of luxury vehicles.


Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:35:00 PST

The online booking service will replace the model with Express deals, where customers can immediately book at discounted rates instead of bidding on rental cars.


Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:12:00 PST

A report by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association found that about 15.5 million car rentals are made in the UK each year, making terrorist attacks using rental vehicles more common because they are inconspicuous.


Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:40:00 PST

Two of the alleged thieves inside the stolen vehicle were found with $15,000 worth of designer handbags.


Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:23:00 PST

As of now, only licensed taxi drivers are driving for the ride-hailing group, although it plans to add private cars later.


Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:43:00 PST

Calafia Airlines moves more than 42,000 passengers per month around its 25 destinations within Mexico.


Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:21:00 PST

Avis is the only car rental company to earn a spot on the Women's Business Enterprise National Council list of Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises.


Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:19:00 PST

This is the second branch opening announcement by the company in 2018


Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:27:00 PST

Uber's autonomous division also indicated to the California DMV that it will not renew its permits in the state for self-driving vehicle testing.


Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:47:00 PST

The two companies are working together to seamlessly integrate Uber’s drivers and riders onto Grab’s app.


Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:54:00 PST

No violence or altercations occurred between officials and the United Taximen Association.


Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:18:00 PST

Fox will expand its offerings to another 8 million international travelers worldwide.


Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:09:00 PST

The top Sixt executives in the U.S. — Sebastian Birkel and Daniel Florence — open up about human interaction in a digital age, Sixt’s culture, career paths, and how the U.S. could soon be Sixt’s biggest market.


Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:23:00 PST

Right Cars Vehicle Rental is also expanding outside New Zealand, as it opens new locations in the United States and Europe.


Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:07:00 PST

Baseball-sized hail struck areas in several Alabama counties, affecting over 400 vehicles in Nissan and Chevrolet dealerships, as well as Walmart employee vehicles.


Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:47:00 PST

The car hire group also hosts weekly, tailored webinars and pizza lunches for agents who want to meet the Affordable sales team.


Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:01:00 PST

The service, which launches in Tokyo and select regions, aims to promote Lexus vehicles and meet demand for luxury car rentals in Japan.


Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:23:00 PST

The city is offering more operation permits and lifting restrictions on electric vehicles in its downtown area.


Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:12:00 PST

Police are also investigating the incident, as New Zealand law requires drivers to have 100 meters of clear road ahead once they have passed a vehicle.


Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:58:00 PST

Car2go's test is a 500-vehicle pilot program taking place in select parts of Chicago. The company has faced pushback from locals concerned with parking.


Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:08:00 PST

The used-vehicle industry reached a record-breaking 39.2 million in sales in 2017, representing a 1.6% year-over-year increase, according to the latest Used Car Report from Edmunds.


Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:37:00 PST

Quick Lease Car Rental offers a selection of over 30 vehicle models, such the Nissan Sentra and Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.


Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:06:00 PST

The suspects were seen on video arguing with a rival gang at an unnamed car rental office in February before opening fire.


Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:34:00 PST

Revenue from the tax increase, estimated to be $3 million annually, will help fund the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex project.


Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:44:00 PST

Erich Sixt: “The USA offers our company enormous growth potential for the coming years.”


Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:28:00 PST

Surprice's Austrian location marks the company's presence in 26 countries.


Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:14:00 PST

Avis received the highest marks in the car rental category by ranking first across all four behavioral engagement categories.


Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:39:00 PST

The company claims that by listing vehicles on Fetch, owners can earn as much as $1,500 per vehicle every month.


Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:20:00 PST

Currently, Udrive's pay-per-minute service has 20,000 registered users and records 600 trips daily.


Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:59:00 PST

To mark the start of the partnership, one of Eurowings' planes will soon feature Hertz branding on its exterior.


Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:59:00 PST

Both residents and tourists will be able to access the carsharing service through their smartphones.


Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:37:00 PST

According to the mutual agreement, Yestock will provide car rental-purchase or leasing services to full-time drivers on the DiDi platform.


Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:11:00 PST

This seminar will present analyses on the forces affecting the U.S. car rental market from an investment perspective. John Healy of Northcoast Research will lead the discussion.


Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:13:00 PST

Various subscription and pricing models have been rolled out for testing, including all-access passes for 30 standard Lyft rides for $199 per month, 60 standard rides for $399 per month, and $300 per month.


Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:49:00 PST

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.


Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:24:00 PST

Operations opened at the Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, and Taipei's Main Station.


Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:33:00 PST

The JUCY Vancouver branch is located in Point Roberts, Wa., a 40-minute drive from the Vancouver International Airport.


Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PST

The pedestrian bridge that links San Diego and the Tijuana International Airport earned the award for safety, convenience, and cost efficiency in servicing over 3.2 million passengers on nonstop flights to over 30 destinations in Mexico.


Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PST

Customer service was identified as a key driver of overall satisfaction and for Go Rentals it represented the majority of influence


Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:23:00 PST

The company also grew its staff by about 40%.


Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:45:00 PST

Storylines that emerged from the 2018 Work Truck Show include the increasing need for on-site productivity, inclusion of active safety systems in trucks, DPF frustrations affecting product decisions, data management, and the growing link between fleet management and company revenue.


Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:58:00 PST

According to Richard Alaniz, a partner at Cruickshank & Alaniz, a labor and employment firm, there are many open questions as a result of the decision, which could affect car rental franchises.