Dollar Offers Triple Mileage Plan Miles on Alaska Airlines

Dollar customers can now earn triple Mileage Plan Miles on Alaska Airlines with every qualifying rental of a compact or larger vehicle for two days or longer. The offer lasts through Dec. 15.Thi...

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Sidestep Partners with Fox Rent-A-Car

SANTA CLARA -- SideStep (www.sidestep.com), an online travel service, has announced a partnership with Fox Rent-A-Car, the largest independently owned car rental company in California."Fox will ...

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ANC Announces $23.6 Million Net Loss for Second Quarter, Sale of Company Being Explored

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- ANC Rental Corp. on August 2 announced a net loss of $23.6 million for the second quarter, representing a loss of $0.52 per share. Revenue for the three-month period was ...

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Budget Rent a Car of Beverly Hills Opens Location in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. -- Budget Rent a Car of Beverly Hills, a major exotic rental car dealer, has opened a new location in Aspen, Colo. Vehicles in the fleet include the Hummer, Mercedes ML 55, AMG, Ran...

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Budget Group Reports $11.3 Million Net Income for Second Quarter

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Group Inc. on July 30 announced a net income of $11.3 million for the second quarter of 2001. This translates to earnings of $0.30 per share. In comparison, last year's sec...

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FTC Approves Cendant's Acquisition of Galileo Reservations System

New York -- The Cendant Corp. on July 10 received Federal Trade Commission approval for the company's $3.5 billion purchase of Galileo International. The FTC granted Cendant's request for an ear...

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Advantage Revamps Express Rental Program

Advantage Rent-A-Car, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, has introduced a new look and name for its express rental program. The name, Easy Rental Star Service, incorporates one of Advantage's ...

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Hertz Offers 'Affordable Europe' Program

Hertz is now offering U.S. travelers heading to Europe special incentives with its new Affordable Europe summertime promotion. The promotion gives program participants a free weekend day rental ...

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Car Rental Tax Proposed to Fund Arena in Memphis

Plans to build a new $250 million arena for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies call for a new 2% tax on most rental cars in Shelby County. However, a legal battle is now brewing over whether the city a...

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Alamo Rent A Car Introduces European Prepaid Program

Alamo Rent A Car, a division of ANC Rental Corp., has introduced the European Prepaid Program, which lets customers prepay their rental charges before departing from the United States.The progra...

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Connecticut Department Files Complaint Against Rental Car Company That Has Charged Speeding Fees

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has filed a complaint against American Car Rental in New Haven, Conn., accusing the company's Acme Rent-A-Car operation of unlawfully charging c...

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Which Gender Is Your Fleet Tailored For?

Some movies are described as "chick flicks," while others are classified as "guy flicks." Their appeal is arguably divided along gender lines. But are there also "guy cars" and "chick cars"? The...

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Visa USA Adds Thrifty Car Rental to Visa Business Partner Advantage Program

Visa USA has added Thrifty Car Rental to Visa Business Partner Advantage, Visa's partnership savings program available to more than 6.5 million Visa Business cardholders nationwide. Thrifty Car ...

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Kenneth R. Moses Named President and CEO of USI Rental Specialties

USI Insurance Services Corp., based in Irvine, Calif., has named Kenneth R. Moses president and CEO of USI Rental Specialties, USI's national equipment and daily auto rental insurance division.M...

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Ford's Remarketing Arm Focuses on Raising Return on Risk Vehicles

When an at-risk vehicle no longer warrants a place in your fleet, it's time to weigh your remarketing options.

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Keeping a Watchful Eye on Your Fleet Cars — 24 Hours, Seven Days a Week

Vehicle location systems can transform potential disasters into manageable situations within minutes.

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Budget EV Rental Cars Declared Hero

Budget EV Rental Cars, a joint effort between EV Rental Cars and Budget Rent a Car Corp., was recognized as an "alternative fuel vehicle hero" at the recent seventh annual National Clean Cities ...

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Manheim Auctions, Budget Team Up for Summer Sales

Manheim Auctions and Budget Rent-a-Car are teaming up for "Budget Blowout," a series of sales that will offer a wide selection of Budget vehicles. Included will be more than 50 different makes a...

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ADESA Phoenix Names Sutton Business Manager

ADESA Phoenix, one of the 55 auto auctions owned by ADESA Corp., has named John Sutton business manager. Sutton will maintain financial records, titles and registration and will assume other adm...

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Hertz Improves Italy Rental Package

Hertz has eliminated the deductible on its collision damage waiver and theft protection for its Affordable Italy Prepaid Inclusive package. In addition, Hertz is providing fire coverage at no ad...

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Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

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Why GM’s Telematics Announcement is a Really Big Deal

Enabling a telematics connection at the factory — and not through an aftermarket hardware installation — is a game changer for fleets.

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

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