Avis Sponsors Disabled Athletes in N.Y. Marathon

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Avis Rent A Car System will be the primary sponsor of athletes with disabilities participating in this year's New York City Marathon, the Achilles Track Club announced. More t...

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Budget Offers Online Senior Discount

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Rent a Car is offering customers 50 years and older a premium Grand Marquis rental for $39.99 per day or $199.99 per week when booked online at www.budget.com through May 3...

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Hertz Opens New Stores in Illinois, Connecticut

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- The Hertz Corp. recently opened new locations in Oak Park, Ill. and Berlin, Conn. The store in Oak Park, Ill., is located at 629 West Madison Ave. The operation in Berlin, Co...

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Dollar Thrifty's Net Income Up 251% for Quarter

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group reported the company's total revenue for this year's third quarter was $337.7 million, a 9.7% increase over 2001's third quarter. Net income for t...

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Enterprise Founder Donates $10 Million to Academy

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor and his family have donated $10 million to a new school that uses aviation to teach students about math and science. Taylor, a decora...

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Auto Europe Introduces Crustacean Commissions

PORTLAND, Maine -- Auto Europe has introduced a new rewards program for travel agents with a special fondness for seafood. Now through March 31, agents can earn six free Maine lobsters with any ...

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Thrifty Customers Can Update Profiles Online

TULSA, Okla. -- Members of Thrifty Car Rental's Blue Chip Express rental program can now make changes to their profile online. After accessing their profile on THRIFTY.com/bluechip, program memb...

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Hertz Begins Using Electronic Contracts

DANVERS, Mass. -- Orion Systems announced that the Hertz Corp. has begun using the software provider's electronic contracts and signature-capture software solution. The product, Orion OnlineCont...

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Avis Launches Sweepstakes for Travel Agents

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System has launched the "Drive-In With Avis" booking sweepstakes for U.S. travel agents who use the Sabre global distribution system (GDS).The grand-prize win...

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Abrams Reports Fleets Still Down 10%

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Car rental companies are being conservative about ordering 2003 model-year vehicles, according to a new report published by Abrams Travel Data Services. The October edition...

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Thrifty Adds Locations in Brazil and Curacao

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental has opened locations in Brazil and the island of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. The Brazil location serves the Alfonso Pena Airport in Curitiba, Parana. Operat...

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EPA Seeks $33,200 Fine Against National

BOSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it's seeking a $33,200 penalty against National Car Rental for excessive bus idling at Logan Airport this past summer. According to ...

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Rental Demand Spirals Upward in Wake of Hurricane

LAFAYETTE, La. -- After Hurricane Lili pummeled southern Louisiana on Oct. 3, local car rental operators found themselves deluged with requests for replacement cars. "The hurricane came right th...

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Avis Names Director of Electronic Distribution

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System Inc. announced that Buddy Altus is the company's new director of electronic distribution. Altus was most recently the director of customer relations...

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Ford Recalls Certain Taurus, Mercury Sable Models

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 424,164 2000-2002 model year Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable cars with adjustable pedals. The cars were built betwee...

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ANC's Ramaekers to Retire, Plamondon Named CEO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- ANC Rental Corp. announced that CEO and President Lawrence Ramaekers will retire at the end of this year. As a result, William Plamondon, who has acted as ANC's chief res...

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Phoenix Approves Consolidated Facility Project

PHOENIX -- Plans for a $250 million car rental facility at Sky Harbor Airport are moving forward, despite objections from some on-airport car rental operators.The Phoenix City Council on Sept. 2...

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Hertz Opens Office Complex in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Hertz has opened a four-story office building at Quail Springs Corporate Park in Oklahoma City. The new facility will help accommodate growth at the Hertz Financial Cente...

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Alamo Target of Religious Bias Suit

PHOENIX -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against ANC Rental Corp., accusing the company of religious bias against a Muslim employee who refused to remove her he...

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Thrifty Boosts Agent Rewards for Account Leads

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental will award travel agents in the U.S. and Canada with 2,500 Look To Book points for each qualified corporate account lead that results in a new Thrifty corporat...

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