David Siegel Named Avis CEO

PARSIPPANY, N.Y. -- Cendant Corporation's Vehicle and Financial Services Division has named David N. Siegel, 39, chairman and CEO of its Avis Rent A Car unit. Siegel is formerly president of Con...

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Connecticut Operator That Charges Speeders Awaits Hearing Decision

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Acme Rent-A-Car, a small car rental company that drew national headlines after issuing customers speeding fines, is awaiting a decision on whether it violated Connecticut's Un...

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Payless Car Rental Opens Franchise at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Payless Car Rental System has expanded to the Chicago market with two new franchise locations in Buffalo Grove and Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The franchise op...

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Thrifty Car Sales Names New Managers

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Sales has named Kim Bucci to the position of executive director of franchise sales and strategy. Steven DeGeorge has been named regional franchise sales manager. Both...

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Advantage Partners With SideStep

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SideStep (www.sidestep.com), a growing online travel service, has partnered with Advantage Rent-A-Car, the largest independently owned car rental agency in the West. Advan...

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Shapiro Elected ACTIF President

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) Board of Directors has elected Jim Shapiro president. Shapiro, owner and operator of Americar and...

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Dollar Thrifty to Reduce Staff by 20%

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. announced it is reducing staffing levels by approximately 20% because of the travel slowdown resulting from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. T...

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Payless Announces Record Revenue

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Payless Car Rental System Inc. announced company revenue and profit figures representing the largest in the 30-year history of the company. Payless Car Rental System and s...

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Siegel Named Avis Chairman, CEO

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Cendant Corporation's Vehicle and Financial Services Division has named David N. Siegel, 39, chairman and CEO of its Avis Rent A Car unit. Formerly president of Continental E...

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ANC, Dollar Thrifty Warn Investors About Third-Quarter Earnings

Both ANC Rental Corp. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group have issued warnings to investors that third-quarter earnings will fall short of estimates as a result of the travel slowdown stemming f...

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Enterprise Donates $1 Million to Relief Efforts in New York and Washington

ST. LOUIS -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced that on behalf of its 50,000 employees worldwide, the company will donate $1 million to the disaster relief efforts in New York and Washington, D.C. ...

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Car Rental Show to be Held as Scheduled

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Though many groups and associations have cancelled or rescheduled conventions in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the Car Rental Show will go on as planned. The show is set...

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Car Rental Companies Assist Stranded Travelers

Following the Sept 11 terrorist attacks, many car rental companies froze rates and eased one-way rental restrictions and charges in an effort to help stranded travelers get back home. Call cente...

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Bluebird Schedules Training Classes

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Bluebird Auto Rental Systems has scheduled a number of training classes for users of its popular car rental software. All classes are held at the company's headquarters in Pa...

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Enterprise Partners with Urban League to Address Workplace Diversity

ST. LOUIS -- The National Urban League and Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced that the two organizations are coming together to address the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. T...

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Business Travel Could Drop Further in Wake of Terrorist Attacks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Many corporations and their corporate travel managers are reassessing their travel plans in the wake of Monday's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.In a sur...

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Dollar Expands Wireless Booking Capabilities

TULSA, Okla. -- In addition to booking a vehicle directly through dollar.com using a personal data assistant (PDA), Dollar Rent A Car customers now also have the option to book a vehicle from In...

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Alamo Local Market Division Expands in Chicago Market

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Alamo Local Market Division, a division of ANC Rental Corp., has opened nine new stores in the Chicago market area. The new Chicago area stores, part of the Local Market...

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Sandy Miller to Deliver Keynote at Car Rental Show

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- The Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) announced that Sandy Miller, chairman and CEO of Budget Group Inc., will deliver the keynote a...

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Manheim Releases Index Measuring Used Vehicle Values

ATLANTA – Wholesale used car prices stabilized in August after falling steadily for five months, according to Manheim Auctions. The company has released the first-ever Manheim Used Vehicle Value...

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