DTG 2002 Revenue Reaches $1.1 Billion

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (DTG) announced its total revenue for 2002 was $1.13 billion, a 7.9% increase over 2001.Net income for 2002 was $46.8 million, or $1.88 per s...

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Payless Opens Three Major Airport Locations

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As part of the company's expansion plan, Payless Car Rental System Inc. recently opened three franchise locations servicing major international airports. These include Oa...

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Enterprise to Use Reynolds Software Solution

SAN FRANCISCO -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Reynolds and Reynolds Co. announced the availability of Automated Rental Management System (ARMS), an application designed to make renting cars for...

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California Considers License Fee Hike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California State Assembly passed a bill last week that would nearly triple the vehicle license fees in California, despite Governor Gray Davis' criticism of the plan. T...

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ACTIF Joins Lessor Vicarious Liability Coalition

ACTIF announced it has joined the Lessor Vicarious Liability Coalition. The newly formed coalition promotes tort reform efforts to eliminate state laws that make lessors and rental car companies...

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ACTIF Investigates Credit Card Penalties, Policies

ACTIF President Jim Shapiro and Legal and Legislative Chairman Michael Towers recently met with both Visa and MasterCard to address such industry concerns as non-conforming charges, interchange ...

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DTG Acquires Hawaii Franchise

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTG) today announced the acquisition of the Thrifty Car Rental franchise in Hawaii. Acquisition of the Thrifty locations in Hawaii comes just one...

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Orbitz Selling CDW

CHICAGO -- Orbitz's car rental partners have a new competitor in collision damage waiver sales -- Orbitz itself. The travel Web site, owned by five major airlines, has begun selling a damage wai...

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ACTIF Under New Management

ACTIF is pleased to annouce its new management company, The HARRINGTON Co. Founded in 1977, The HARRINGTON Co. is a professional association management firm, providing full or partial managemen...

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A Message from ACTIF President James Shapiro

As we proceed into 2003, we face a world with a lot of open questions. The threat of war and terrorist attacks stare us in the face, the economy continues in the doldrums, the travel industry, e...

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18 Suspects Arrested in Insurance Fraud Probe

LOS ANGELES -- After a three-year investigation, dubbed "Operation Rent and Wreck," authorities last Tuesday arrested 18 suspects in connection with an alleged insurance-fraud ring that used ren...

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Coping With a Hardening Insurance Market

Several factors, including 9/11 claims and industry consolidation, have led to a hard insurance market. But car rental operators still have options to help keep future rates in check.

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Nine Keys to a Winning Fleet Program

There are several steps you can take to help determine whether you should purchase new or pre-owned vehicles and how you should finance your fleet.

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Enterprise Honored as Employer in Canada

TORONTO, Canada -- The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine has named Enterprise Rent-A-Car to its "50 Best Companies to Work for in Canada" list. Enterprise placed 14th on the list for ...

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Hertz's 2002 Earnings at $127 Million

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Hertz reported full-year 2002 earnings of $127 million, up from $23 million in 2001.Hertz said it earned $16 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $58 million i...

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Alamo Launches European Travel Promo

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Alamo Rent a Car is offering a European Early Bird promotion. Through March 31, 2003, U.S. customers making a European car reservation with Alamo will receive a 25% disc...

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Toyota Announces Spring Incentives

Toyota Corporate Fleet has announced "Special Spring Incentives" for its 2003 MY Licensee Rent A Car Risk Program. The details of the original program are as follows:

  • Program Type: Licensee...

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  • U.K. Operator Plans Automated Rental Service

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tiger Telematics Inc. announced it will be supplying advanced telematic systems to easyCar UK Ltd., a European rental car company with plans to introduce an automated renta...

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    2003 Fact Book Corrections

    In the 2003 Auto Rental News Fact Book, the financial information in the chart titled "Top 50 Airport Car Rental Markets," located on page 6 and 7, is based on revenue figures from July 2001-Jun...

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    Avis Launches Saving-for-College Promo

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- As students get back to the books this month, Avis Rent A Car System announced a new promotion with the Upromise college savings network. For cars rented from Jan. 9 through ...

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