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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:09:00 PST

Avis: “… we are disappointed that we will be engaged in a costly and distracting proxy fight.”


Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:06:00 PST

The pilot program is awaiting final approval and signature of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.


Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:49:00 PST

Hertz customers will be able to book parking in over 50 cities across North America through the Hertz mobile app.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:04:00 PST

Rothenberg, one of the nation’s preeminent political analysts of the last three decades, will share his D.C. insider’s perspective as part of the American Car Rental Association’s general seminar.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:35:00 PST

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:03:00 PST

After spotting a van stolen from his rental company, Bandango Van Rentals CEO Sharky Laguana tracked and reclaimed the vehicle. Now, he's hoping to make it easier for other rental operators to reclaim their stolen property.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:24:00 PST

Buick and Lexus ranked highest in overall vehicle dependability, which improved 9% overall in the past year, according to J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study. Fleets using a three-year replacement model may benefit from higher resale prices.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:32:00 PST

The recently launched “train + car sharing” program at Guangzhou South Station has an average of 500 carshare orders per day.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:22:00 PST

A study released by Perceptum found that offering carsharing services in major Romanian cities would maximize the efficiency of cars and improve urban mobility.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:53:00 PST

An online hub created by the Czech Carsharing Association and Prague City Hall encourages convenient and efficient mobility.


Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:49:00 PST

Beginning March 19, car rental office employees must be Saudi nationals.


Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:28:00 PST

The carsharing platform currently operates in 29 states across the country.


Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:25:00 PST

The service will initially offer 40 vehicle options to customers.


Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:20:00 PST

The U.S. Transportation Department will hold a summit on March 1 to identify priority federal and non-federal activities that can accelerate the safe roll-out of autonomous vehicles.


Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

The Avis Car Rental mobile app interacts with connected cars, allowing renters to manage their entire rental experience from their smartphone.


Fri, 9 Feb 2018 13:22:00 PST

The tax would add $4.50 to the existing rental fee of $3 per vehicle, per day.


Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:41:00 PST

KAR Auction Services acquires mobility and fleet management software company Stratim, expanding the company's presence in on-demand carsharing and ride-hailing services.


Thu, 8 Feb 2018 14:14:00 PST

Under the partnership, DiDi will open its platform to automakers' own sharing services.


Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:45:00 PST

Shelton Benjamin tweeted that the loaded gun in the glove compartment "quite possibly (put his) life in jeopardy."


Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:08:00 PST

Certify's annual review of business expense trends shows that car rental represented 25% of overall transaction volume in ground transportation in 2017. National Car Rental was the most expensed and top-rated brand in 2017, according to Certify data.


Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:41:00 PST

Openings in the past six months include offices in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.


Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:10:00 PST

The rental center is part of the airport's $2 billion expansion plan.


Tue, 6 Feb 2018 10:14:00 PST

The Hytch Rewards app will track and pay drivers and passengers who carpool in Tennessee.


Tue, 6 Feb 2018 10:10:00 PST

Skurt's platform enables the digital initiation and monitoring of customer car deliveries from a central dashboard.


Tue, 6 Feb 2018 10:06:00 PST

A retirement village in New Zealand is purchasing an electric vehicle carsharing fleet for its residents.


Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:57:00 PST

Kia Motors Iberia and Repsol have entered a partnership to launch to launch WiBLE, a new carsharing operator.


Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:49:00 PST

Community CarShare plans to dissolve the carsharing cooperative due to financial issues.


Thu, 1 Feb 2018 13:51:00 PST

Dryve, a new service renting cars to Uber and Lyft drivers, works to make the rental process as convenient and flexible as possible.


Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:55:00 PST

While Bluecars have a round-trip range of over 100 miles when driving on city streets, they must remain in the “Blue Zone.


Thu, 1 Feb 2018 09:54:00 PST

The attempted theft is having Payless management and the airport authority rethink their safety measures.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:23:00 PST

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

A man who stole and resold rentals cars in India has been arrested.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:35:00 PST

A state-of-the-art $150 million Consolidated Rental Car Facility is in its first phase.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:08:00 PST

Sixt has signed an agreement with BMW Group on the sale of its entire stake of DriveNow.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:06:00 PST

Zoomcar plans to expand to more Southeast Asian and African countries in 2018 and has launched a private cycle-sharing service in India.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:04:00 PST

Investigators found that the men rented the cars and forged customs documents to sell the cars abroad as new.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:02:00 PST

The expansion to Malaysia marks the first overseas location for the South Korean carsharing startup.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

The Dubai-based on-demand rental car app plans to use the funding for marketing and expansion efforts.


Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:35:00 PST

The proposal for the Texas Bullet Train passenger station located in the city of Dallas


Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:14:00 PST

The legislation would require vehicle dealers and rental agencies to provide information to the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center to identify potential terrorist matches.


Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:22:00 PST

Tesla had previously tried to open a dealership inside the mall, but was blocked by a local dealership association.


Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:50:00 PST

Rentalcars Connect has developed a bespoke car rental platform that will sit seamlessly as part of the Dohop website.


Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

The International Car Rental Show expands its tent to recognize new business models — and invites new operators to gain market intelligence, best practices, and business contacts to increase business sustainability.


Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:56:00 PST

The 2018 International Car Rental Show’s closing keynote panel, titled “Game Plan 2020 and Beyond: Preparing for Success in Disruptive Times,” will provide specific guidance for independent and smaller car rental operators.


Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:06:00 PST

Currently, Mex has affiliate locations in other countries within Europe.


Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:47:00 PST

The Green Fleet 100 Most Influential list highlights prominent figures in environmental fleet management and is a mix of fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers, government figures, campaigners, and company bosses who have all had an impact in making the fleet industry greener.


Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:28:00 PST

Despite relinquishing its permits in August 2017, Turo has continued to operate at the airport and actively markets its services to SFO travelers.


Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:14:00 PST

The hottest segment today is facing a glut of models and volume in tomorrow’s wholesale market.


Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:40:00 PST

In a statement, city officials said that program will decrease the number of cars on the road, and thus decrease the number of vehicles fighting for a parking spot.


Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:26:00 PST

The merger is likely an effort by the German brands to compete with U.S.-based ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.


Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:12:00 PST

Zipcar reservation costs include gas, maintenance, insurance, and 180-miles of driving.


Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:53:00 PST

Upon closer look at the registration, the owner discovered the vehicle was previously leased to Europcar Group U.K., and that it had multiple users.


Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:25:00 PST

The company cites positive pricing in the second half of 2017, moving to lower-cost de-fleeting channels, and the rollout of a new revenue management system. Full year results will be announced on Feb. 21.


Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:38:00 PST

This new addition to the online platform gives customers more options when renting a car in New Zealand.


Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:05:00 PST

Customers can choose from three service levels: economy, business, and first class.


Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:35:00 PST

The travel comparison website found that the Republic of Cyprus had the lowest average daily car rental rate or any other country.


Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:07:00 PST

The new facility, Sixt’s first opening in 2018, is located in the airport’s new, on-airport consolidated rental facility (conrac).


Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:35:00 PST

Car sales in New Zealand jumped to a new high in 2017 due in large part to a boost in sales to auto rental companies.


Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:30:00 PST

An Amsterdam man faces felony charges after allegedly shoving a kiosk to the ground and damaging it.


Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:20:00 PST

City counselors determine that the car-sharing service is not violating “clustering” laws despite complaints.


Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:32:00 PST

Go Rentals will now offer premium car rentals to Flexjet’s private jet travelers under the new partnership.


Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:28:00 PST

The platform allows vehicle owners to rent out their cars when they’re not in use, much like Airbnb.


Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:56:00 PST

Turo has more than 200,000 listed vehicles and 5 million total users.


Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:20:00 PST

The 1.8-million-square-feet CONRAC facility houses 14 rental car companies, a quick turnaround area for fueling, and approximately 2,600 ready/return parking spaces.


Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:03:00 PST

myDriver is available on most BMI routes.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:05:00 PST

The Portuguese franchise is set to open in April 2018.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:54:00 PST

Members of the car rental company's head office attended the international trade show to meet with potential franchisees and supply partners.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:20:00 PST

The new location, opening today, is located in the car rental center at the San Antonio International Airport.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:32:00 PST

The pivot will occur 10 years after the brand's initial launch.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:09:00 PST

The 2018 event features more than 40 hours of programming, including a keynote address from Alexander Sixt as well as seminar topics covering sexual harassment, cybersecurity and terrorism, the wholesale market, legal and legislative updates, and many more.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:03:00 PST

Following CES, Aptiv CTO Glen De Vos hinted that the two tech companies are looking to bring the pilot program to a second market.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:14:00 PST

The lawsuit was brought against the company by drivers in California for alleged labor-code violations.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:47:00 PST

Audi On Demand launched with a fleet of 10 vehicles; rates start at $76 for four hours.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:37:00 PST

With 2.97 million customers, the company has been able to strengthen its global market leadership in the flexible carsharing sector.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:36:00 PST

The new campaign will feature the actors in both television ads and digital shorts to showcase the range of transportation solutions offered by Enterprise.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:27:00 PST

Omega World Travel honored Enterprise Rent-A-Car with the Car Rental of the Year award.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:08:00 PST

Private jet travel company XOJET named Hertz its official rental car partner.


Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:53:00 PST

iBidSmart has launched a new platform that allows rental car companies to auction wholesale inventory directly to dealers.


Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:06:00 PST

The car and van rental company is now operating in over 30 countries in Europe, North and Central America, and the Middle East.


Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:57:00 PST

During the hearing of Byrd v. United States, justices seemed to favor upholding the Fourth Amendment rights of drivers operating rental vehicles without being listed on the rental agreement.


Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:47:00 PST

Over 20 Jaguar F-Type SVR models are available for rent through Enterprise's Exotic Car Collection fleet at 16 Enterprise locations in the United States.


Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:44:00 PST

The all-new Audi Q5 hits the Silvercar app at select locations in January. Audi A4 sedans will continue to be available at all 18 locations nationwide.


Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:28:00 PST

Revenue from car rentals increased 7.2% at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after three months, while taxi pickups dropped by 19.5%.


Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:09:00 PST

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?


Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:33:00 PST

A recent Advertising Standards Authority ruling is requiring used-car dealers in the UK to be more transparent when selling former fleet, business or rental vehicles.


Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:49:00 PST

The international awards program by INFORMS selected six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science.


Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:37:00 PST

A modified 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is available for daily rental in Los Angeles.


Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:04:00 PST

The app enables customers to select and reserve vehicles from Advantage Rent A Car's fleet, access Advantage Awards, contact customer support, and more.


Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:30:00 PST

Splend rents vehicles to Uber drivers who don't own their own cars.


Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:19:00 PST

Kanisha Anne Shani Wall, 32, reportedly exposed herself to employees and customers at an Enterprise in Columbia Dec. 30.


Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:43:00 PST

Toyota revealed an autonomous concept vehicle and a mobility alliance that are designed to meet the future demands of evolving business applications and transportation services resulting from changes in mobility.


Fri, 5 Jan 2018 11:07:00 PST

Currently, the carshare operator has 32 charging stations located throughout the city-state.


Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:35:00 PST

Hyundai and Volkswagen have signed deals with Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation to use its self-driving software in their bids to develop fully autonomous vehicles for commercial service.


Thu, 4 Jan 2018 10:11:00 PST

The case involves the privacy rights of rental car drivers who have permission to operate a vehicle but whose names are not on the rental agreement.


Thu, 4 Jan 2018 09:43:00 PST

With this brand new edition, Rencar.com’s customers now have access to 15 more locations in the U.S. and Canada.


Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:18:00 PST

Automakers should be able to increase global sales of fully autonomous vehicles to 33 million by 2040 from 51,000 in 2021 — the first year of significant volume, according to a forecast from IHS Markit.