Dollar Thrifty Expands

The car rental company recently announced that it acquired three new franchise operations.


DFW Elite Auto Rental Expands Web Presence

New MySpace profile connects the company with Web-savvy auto enthusiasts.


Orlando Airport to Allow More On-Site Operations

Orlando travelers will soon have more on-airport car rental companies to choose from.


Enterprise Announces Environmental Platform

The car rental company has a large fleet of low-emission, FlexFuel and hybrid vehicles and is investing to advance renewable fuel research.


Avis Introduces Chauffeur Rentals

New premium service provides fully insured and certified chauffeurs and costs $30 per hour with a three-hour minimum, plus standard rental car charges.


Wisconsin Legislature Blocks Rising Rental Car Fees

A deadlocked committee stalls plans to raise fees in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties from $2 to $15.


Avis Budget to Sell Rental Fleet Vehicles Online Via ATC Open

The service allows the rental car company to sell a portion of its inventory to dealers that would otherwise be scheduled for rotation out of fleet.


FTC Will Allow Enterprise Purchase of Vanguard

The Federal Trade Commission has announced it will not block Enterprise Rent-A-Car's purchase of Vanguard Car Rental Holdings LLC.


Bill Rids Rental Vehicle Owners of Parking Ticket Liability in Ct

Owners of rented or leased vehicles will be able to provide customer information to a municipality who would then issue a notice of violation to that customer, relieving the renting or leasing company of its obligation to pay the ticket.


Transportation Authority Turns to Car-Rental Fees

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority is now talking about tapping into a rental car fee that's been on the books for more than 15 years.


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