TSD Releases Upgraded Rental.Net Software

Customer-requested enhancements are a highlight of leading vehicle rental management software’s latest version.


Dollar Thrifty Reports $42.3 Million Net Income in Q2

Total revenue flat due to planned reduction in leasing to franchises. Same-store revenue up 2.9 percent. Revenue gains for vehicle rentals partially offset by drop in rental days, though volume improving. Utilization up. Strong used-car market keeps vehicle depreciation costs in check.


Avis Budget Bids $1.3 Billion to Buy Dollar Thrifty

Bid of $46.50 a share tops Hertz offer, though lower than Dollar Thrifty’s current stock value. Avis bid includes 'removing the matching rights, eliminating the break-up fees, and increasing the commitment to secure antitrust approvals,' according to an Avis Budget Group letter to Dollar Thrifty.


Uptick in Fuel-Related Problems in Diesel Trucks

The EPA mandated the use of ULSD, effective June 1, 2006. Since then, there has been an uptick in reports of fuel-related problems, such as corrosion in storage tanks and dispensing systems, onboard vehicle fuel tank corrosion, clogged filters, and seal and gasket deterioration. What has the industry scratching its "collective head" is the chronological correlation between the uptick in fuel-related problems and the introduction of ULSD. Is there a connection between the two?


Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Begin Offering Electric Vehicles in U.S.

Enterprise will make 500 Nissan LEAFs available in select markets beginning in January 2011. Electric vehicles from other manufacturers will also be offered to customers as they become available.


Avis Secures Financing for Possible Dollar Thrifty Offer

Although Dollar Thrifty has already signed a merger agreement with Hertz Global Holdings, Avis has expressed interest in making a ‘substantially higher bid’ for the company.


California Legislation Calls for Optional Fee to Fund Rental Facilities

If the bill becomes law, the state’s airports could collect a daily fee, but it would not be mandated.


Dollar Rent A Car Teams With JetBlue Getaways

Beginning in August, Dollar will be the exclusive car rental provider for JetBlue Getaways, which provides customer-defined vacation packages and deals that bundle JetBlue airfare, hotel and/or a rental car.


Hertz Creates Gulf Coast Rental Center

The center will assist retail customers, business people and government employees with car and equipment rental needs.


‘Avis Blast’ Gives Customers Satellite Radio Option

The new SIRIUS XM Radio service will be available at more than 70 Avis airport and off-airport locations in the U.S.


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