CAR Conference Speaker: Vehicle Sales Will Slow But Remain Robust

LAS VEGAS – Vehicle sales will slow, but will remain robust in the next few years, said Nicholas Lobaccaro of Lehman Brothers. Lobaccaro gave several points in discussing his outlook for the use...

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Group Addresses Certification at CAR Conference

LAS VEGAS – A National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) committee to address a used-vehicle certification program is about 30 percent completed, said Chris Walsh of ADESA. Walsh made her comments...

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Rick Lee of EGM Discusses the Company’s Future at CAR Conference

LAS VEGAS – Rick Lee, manager of North American regional operations for EGM operations, spoke at the Conference of Auto Remarketing (CAR) 2000 on the future of e-commerce and e-remarketing. Lee ...

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Payless, TSD Establish Exclusive Partnership

To develop a unified system in conjunction with the advancement of the Internet, Payless Car Rental System Inc. and The System Distributors Inc. (TSD) have created a contractual partnership.

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Dollar Lassoes 16 Texas Locations

As of press time, the acquisition of seven in-terminal locations and nine other locations by Dollar Rent A Car was to close on March 13, 2000. Dollar announced the purchase of all of the locatio...

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Reservations Exchange Between Dollar and Sixt

March 1, 2000 marked the date that Dollar Rent A Car and Sixt Rent A Car of Germany began their worldwide rental reservations alliance. The two companies will exchange reservations in the territ...

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GPS Device Helps to Nab Would-Be Car Thieves

Using NavLynx Canada’s telematics technology, TripGuard™, Thrifty Car Rental of Waterloo, Toronto, Ontario was recently able to recover a stolen vehicle. After being notified by Thrifty of the m...

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CATRALA Recognizes Outstanding Students By Awarding Scholarships

Seven scholarships will be offered to high school seniors interested in pursuing careers in business by CATRALA – Hawaii during the 2000-2001 school year. All of the scholarships are $2,000. Fiv...

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Three Companies Plan Auto Parts Marketing Network

Automatic Data Processing, CCC Information Services, and the Reynolds and Reynolds Company have announced plans to form an independent company to develop an electronic parts network that will li...

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ADT’s Service Solutions Program Off to Successful Start

ADT Automotive’s Service Solutions program, boasts three leading financial institutions ¾ Wells Fargo, Key Bank and Gecal ¾ among its first seven customers. Other clients include Union Bank and ...

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Sabre Introduces Integrated Online Booking Feature, Signs Marketing Agreement

Sabre Holding Corporation has introduced a new feature on their AgentExplorer website. It will allow travel consultants to arrange specialty bookings integrating online content into the passenge...

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ADT Automotive’s ADT Lion Website Receives New Features

The Dealer Direct portion of the ADT Automotive website has recently been revamped. It now includes the ability for dealers to purchase vehicles prior to lease turn-in by the lessee; the ability...

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Revenues Up 11 Percent

The fourth quarter 1999 revenues and year-end revenues for the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTAG) show considerable gains when compared to 1998 figures. The company posed an increase of 11% ...

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Brazilian Car Rental Industry Breaks the $1 Billion Barrier

In 1999 the industry for car rental in Brazil had revenues totaling $1.39 billion.The car rental market in that country is controlled mainly by a company called Localiza. Its fleet totals about ...

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Ryder TRS Adds Online Reservations to Website

Besides offering a system to book one-way rental reservations online, consumers can now get free truck rental quotes at www.yellowtruck.com. To celebrate this new feature on the website and to e...

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Premier Fully Assimilated By Budget Rent a Car

Acquired by Budget in August 1997, Premier Car Rental is now fully integrated into Budget as part of its insurance replacement division. Budget signs and banners recently replaced the Premier si...

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Avis Rental Revenues Up Almost 9% From 1998

Both fourth quarter 1999 revenues and year-end revenues are up for Avis when compared with revenues from the same time period in 1998.The company enjoyed an increase from 1998 of $28,290 in rent...

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Dollar Offers More Than Just Car Rentals Now

On January 13, 2000 Dollar Rent A Car Systems, Inc. launched a new, full-service travel website, DollarTravel.com. According to Charles Coniglio, executive director of marketing for Dollar Rent ...

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Car Rental, Hotel Site Gets 53,425 Hits in December

Hars Systems, Inc.’s VIP International Corporation reports an extraordinary amount of response to its carsandhotels.com website. According to the company, the site generated more than 53,000 hit...

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Increasing Environmental Awareness Rewarded

Three Blue Sky Merit Award" winners for 1999 were recently announced by CALSTART, a division of WestStart-CALSTART that focuses on developing new, clean technologies and solutions in transportat...

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