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December 6, 2017
Watchdog Groups Call for Rental Car Data Protection

According to a joint statement issued today, Consumer Watchdog joined Privacy International and other public interest groups in an international call for car rental companies to protect the privacy of driver and passenger data their rented vehicles collect.



November Rates Up $6.68, Continuing Trend

Rate quotes have been up each week year over year since the June 2 survey — a continuous run of 27 weeks.


Avis Budget Group Launches First Mobility Lab in Kansas City

The initiative includes fleet of 5,000 connected cars in more than 20 Avis Car Rental locations throughout the greater Kansas City area.


Maven Selects Element Fleet Management for Maintenance Services

General Motors' Maven carsharing service has chosen Element Fleet Management to provide maintenance and accident services for its fleet across the United States.



San Diego Airport’s Rental Car Center Wins Building Award

In conjunction with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the Austin/Sundt joint venture team accepted an award for the San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center in the category of Excellence in Building Construction – Public Work.


Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.


Survey: Uber, Lyft Not a Factor in Pricing for Most Car Rental Companies

When asked what is primarily responsible for the change in pricing in their market, only 4% of respondents chose ride hailing companies such as Uber or Lyft.


Tijuana Airport Bridge Traffic Grows 47%

The Cross Border Xpress (CBX) terminal near the U.S./Mexico border is a pedestrian bridge reserved exclusively for Tijuana Airport passengers and is served by major and independent car rental companies.


National Car Rental Announces Two-Year Sponsorship Agreement with PGA Jr. League

The agreement makes National the presenting sponsor of the PGA Jr. League Championship.


These Vehicles Have Been Discontinued for 2018

Vehicle manufacturers are adding a slew of new utility vehicles to their lineups for the 2018 model year, and ceasing production of some of their cars as fleet and retail buyers shift their tastes toward SUVs of all stripes.


Ford Recalls F-150, Explorer for Loose Seats

The pickup truck and SUV recall covers more than 177,200 2016-MY vehicles in the U.S.

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