Thrifty Partners with Carlson Hotels

Thrifty Car Rental has become the exclusive car rental partner in Carlson Hotels Worldwide's Look to Book travel agent loyalty program. Travel consultants who book a car with Thrifty will earn f...

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Industry Backs New York Bill to Amend Liability Guidelines

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The car rental industry is solidly backing the Motor Vehicle Renter’s Responsibility and Protection Act, a New York bill that would put an end to the $100 liability limit in pla...

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Avis Named One of the Best Companies for Asian Americans

Avis Rent A Car System has been named one of the best companies for Asian Americans by Asian Enterprise magazine. The publication chose Avis and 12 other companies for the award from a field of ...

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Abrams Releases Customer Service Tracking Product

Abrams Travel Data Services has released a customer service tracking product that offers subscribers in-depth ratings of every facet of their customers' rental experience. The tracking product, ...

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Police Investigate Car Theft Ring Targeting Pearson Airport in Toronto Area

Police are investigating a car theft ring that's been targeting high-end rental cars at Pearson International Airport in the Toronto area. Members of the ring have stolen Lincoln Navigators and ...

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Charlotte Rejects Tax to Fund New Arena for Charlotte Hornets

Voters in Charlotte, N.C., on June 5 overwhelmingly defeated a $342 million arena package that proposed a 5% tax on car rental in the city. Among the projects that the referendum sought to fund ...

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ANC Implements ProBusiness Payroll Program

ANC Rental Corp., parent of National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car, has implemented the ProBusiness tax service with the ProBusiness PeopleSoft payroll interface, which enables the company to ...

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Dollar Thrifty Reports Record Revenue for First Quarter

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. reported that total revenue for the first quarter 2001 was a record $243.9 million, representing a 4% increase over the first quarter in 2000.Net income for ...

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Dollar Promotes Mowry, Morgan

Dollar Rent A Car has promoted Joseph Mowry to executive director, liability claims and systems insurance programs. In addition, the company promoted Maureen Morgan to director, subrogation and ...

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Industry Solidly Backing New York's Libous/Klein Bill

The car rental industry has lent its solid support to the Libous/Klein senate bill in New York, which seeks to change the state's current rental car liability cap. The bill is currently in commi...

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Avis Hires Kraft Executive for Human Resources Post

Avis Rent A Car System Inc. has named Mark Servodidio, formerly with Kraft Foods, senior vice president for human resources. At the same time, James A. Keyes, formerly Avis vice president of hum...

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Customers Can Now Book Dollar Rental Car Through Southwest Airlines Web Site

Dollar Rent A Car has expanded its partner relationship with Southwest Airlines so that customers can now book a rental car on southwest.com. Dollar has been a member of the Southwest Airlines R...

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Dollar Introduces Travel Center Kiosk

Dollar Rent A Car has introduced the Dollar Travel Center, an interactive kiosk providing travel information for customers in airports in Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angele...

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Avis Names Servodidio Human Resources Senior V.P.

Avis Rent A Car System has named Mark Servodidio, formerly with Kraft Foods, senior vice president for human resources. James A. Keyes, formerly Avis' vice president of human resources, staffing...

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Avis to Offer Portable Navigation System

On a test basis, Avis Rent A Car is making Alpine Electronics' new portable satellite navigation system available to customers at five key airport locations in California, New York and Florida.K...

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Chrysler to Boost Production of PT Cruiser

In response to continued demand for the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the Chrysler Group has decided to increase the output of its Toluca assembly plant in Mexico by 80,000 units annually.The company wil...

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ACTIF Turns to Web Site for Grassroots Political Activism

In an effort to give the car rental industry a stronger voice in the political arena, the Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) has added several new features...

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Budget Reports Pre-tax Loss of $89.4 Million for First Quarter 2001

Budget Group Inc. reported a pre-tax loss of $89.4 million for the first quarter of 2001. In comparison, the company's pre-tax loss for the first quarter of 2000 was $55.2 million. Budget attrib...

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Avis Introduces $25 Special Rate for Weekend Days

Avis Rent A Car has introduced special rates on compact cars: $25 for weekend days and $169 for weekly rentals. The special rates are good at participating locations through June 25, 2001. Avis ...

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules Against Philadelphia Insurance in Case Involving DUI Exclusion

The Arizona Supreme Court this month ruled that a driving-under-the-influence exclusion in a 1993 car rental agreement, issued by Value Rent-A-Car, wasn't stated clearly enough to void supplemen...

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