Car Rental News

Jack Taylor, Founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dies at 94 - New York Times

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 01:49

Jack Taylor, Founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dies at 94
New York Times
When Mr. Taylor died on Saturday in St. Louis at 94, he presided over an unconventional automotive industry colossus, Enterprise Holdings, a family-owned business that since 2007 has encompassed the Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands, as ...

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Vanuatu: Fall in love with the island life - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 19:27

Vanuatu: Fall in love with the island life
New Zealand Herald
Island drive: Get yourself a car and drive the circumference of Efate along the Coastal Rd. The scenery is spectacular and there are plenty of places to stop for a picnic, including beautiful Eton Beach. The drive ... Hire a stand-up paddle board or ...

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Briefing: Cornwall, car hire and Brexit - The Times (subscription)

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 19:17

Briefing: Cornwall, car hire and Brexit
The Times (subscription)
Holidaymakers could find themselves forking out twice for car insurance this summer as rental companies refuse to acknowledge standalone policies. Renters turning up to collect cars are increasingly being told that the third-party insurance they've ...

Moving with Mober - Inquirer.net

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 12:20

Inquirer.net

Moving with Mober
Inquirer.net
“We were looking for a delivery service to hire, and we found out it's very hard to find logistics that is affordable. We went to the online classified ads, but [the ... Ng says, referring to the popular car rental service. The cargo delivery service ...

City News: BHP Billiton, Car Hire websites and Sports Direct - Express.co.uk

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 09:12

Express.co.uk

City News: BHP Billiton, Car Hire websites and Sports Direct
Express.co.uk
CAR hire websites have been told to show motorists the true cost of hiring a vehicle. The Competition ... CMA's James Macbeth said: “Customers will see a transparent 'drive away' price before they buy so they do not discover the real cost at the rental ...

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Planning to hire a car abroad this summer? Read our guide first - The Guardian

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 02:00

The Guardian

Planning to hire a car abroad this summer? Read our guide first
The Guardian
Take car seats with you. Ryanair charges £20 return for a car seat if it's pre-booked online, whereas even the cheaper car hire operators will charge €72 for a child's seat on a two-week rental. You also can't be sure of the quality and fit, so it's ...

Google boss on life beyond the smartphone and how the company will pay more tax in the UK - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 17:02

Telegraph.co.uk

Google boss on life beyond the smartphone and how the company will pay more tax in the UK
Telegraph.co.uk
The roads in the Valley may be wide, but they are chock a block with (usually Japanese) cars, company buses and bikes: the economy is booming, driven by the remarkable success of America's high-tech giants. My Uber driver, a trainee chef, tells me that ...

WHAT A RIP-OFF Car hire comparison websites told to clean up their act after complaints over hidden charges - The Sun

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 16:15

The Sun

WHAT A RIP-OFF Car hire comparison websites told to clean up their act after complaints over hidden charges
The Sun
Director of Policy and Campaigns, said: “The CMA is right to be tackling hidden costs and sneaky practices in the car hire industry. “Our research has shown some car hire brokers aren't being upfront about the true cost of car hire.” “We expect all car ...
UK NewsCar hire websites forced to show 'true' costFinancial Times

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Rene Thompson: Governor's 'reinvention' of Medicaid is troubling — belittles poor, disabled - KyForward.com

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:30

Rene Thompson: Governor's 'reinvention' of Medicaid is troubling — belittles poor, disabled
KyForward.com
Instead of suggesting that the minimum wage be increased or that businesses receive tax incentives to hire more people full time, the Governor choose to belittle and punish the working poor, the mothers with children and the disabled. While suggesting ...

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A disruptive innovation like Uber is not 'spontaneous deregulation' - The Hill (blog)

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:33

The Hill (blog)

A disruptive innovation like Uber is not 'spontaneous deregulation'
The Hill (blog)
In the cases of Uber or Airbnb, the buyers are customers who want to rent idle capital or hire the services of others on a short-term contract, and the sellers are those who own that idle capital. A platform company that facilitates transactions ...

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BRIEF-UK'S CMA says car rental websites to provide true cost of hiring - Reuters

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 07:56

BRIEF-UK'S CMA says car rental websites to provide true cost of hiring
Reuters
UK's CMA has told car hire websites it expects them to make changes so motorists are shown the true cost of hiring a car before they rent. * UK's CMA - sent letter to car hire websites asking for consumers to be provided with easy-to-access information ...

BRIEF-UK'S CMA says car rental websites to provide true cost of hiring - Reuters

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 07:07

BRIEF-UK'S CMA says car rental websites to provide true cost of hiring
Reuters
UK's CMA has told car hire websites it expects them to make changes so motorists are shown the true cost of hiring a car before they rent. * UK's CMA - sent letter to car hire websites asking for consumers to be provided with easy-to-access information ...

The Morning Ledger: Hershey Spurns $23 Billion Mondelez Bid Proposal - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 06:40

The Morning Ledger: Hershey Spurns $23 Billion Mondelez Bid Proposal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
U.S. auto-safety regulators are investigating what is believed to be the first fatal crash involving a Tesla Motors Inc. car that was driving itself, an incident that is likely to ratchet up scrutiny of a technology that has been evolving with little ...

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UK NewsCar hire websites forced to show 'true' cost - Financial Times

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 05:29

Financial Times

UK NewsCar hire websites forced to show 'true' cost
Financial Times
The Competition and Markets Authority has written to car hire comparison websites – which are responsible for about half of all rentals for leisure purposes – asking them to ensure motorists have easy access to information such as surcharges added for ...

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In tight job market, Mall of America goes out of its way to hire, keep workers - Ames Tribune

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 04:37

Ames Tribune

In tight job market, Mall of America goes out of its way to hire, keep workers
Ames Tribune
“They come in and say, 'Oh, I just slept in a car last night,'” said Natasha Holt, manager of the mall's amusement park. The Mall ... Oasis helped her find an apartment in Bloomington and will help pay the rent for the first several months until she ...

How you can help Sacramento's Afghan refugees who served U.S. in war - Sacramento Bee

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 20:43

Sacramento Bee

How you can help Sacramento's Afghan refugees who served U.S. in war
Sacramento Bee
Contact them online at http://nooneleft.org/ or email Jason Gorey, at jasongorey@gmail.com. The group works with Afghan families to ensure they have at least three months' rent, furnishing, an inexpensive car and access to job and language training.

Higher licence fee for taxi firms bad news for cabbies - The Straits Times

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 17:07

Higher licence fee for taxi firms bad news for cabbies
The Straits Times
The recent announcement by the Land Transport Authority on the increase in the operating licence fee for taxi operators is another sign of the deeply uneven playing field in the transport industry ("Cab firms hit by higher operating licence fees"; last ...

A Fairy-Tale Wedding, Castle Included - New York Times

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 13:49

New York Times

A Fairy-Tale Wedding, Castle Included
New York Times
The castle rental is the smallest expense of a castle wedding, said Michael Cerbelli of Cerbelli Creative in New York, who has handled many high-end events, including the entertainment for the wedding of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills in 2002 at ...

Driving into the blue on the Côte d'Azur - The Independent

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 12:25

The Independent

Driving into the blue on the Côte d'Azur
The Independent
Nice-Cars are groovy, open-top, blue three-wheelers, each with an iPad-style screen tacked to the dashboard. Using this simple tech, drivers can ... Ilias tells me his dream is to see his open-top vehicles for rent in London. “But I do worry about the ...

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Wants to Help You Navigate Smart Cities - IEEE Spectrum

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:43

IEEE Spectrum

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Wants to Help You Navigate Smart Cities
IEEE Spectrum
... possible, and that the experience of using those options should be easy and seamless. For this to work, Flow needs to be able to handle all of the transit-related payments as well. Whether you take the bus, the train, a car share, an Uber, or rent ...

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