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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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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