PT Cruisers, Highlanders Recalled

DETROIT -- The Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler is recalling nearly every PT cruiser ever built to repair problems that could cause fuel leaks. The only models not included in the recall are th...

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Consolidated Facility Planned for Portland Jet Port

PORTLAND, Maine -- Construction of a $37 million six-level parking garage, the first level of which will accommodate car rental counters, is under way at the Portland International Jet Port. The...

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Payless Promotion Rewards Customers Traveling on 9/11

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System is offering the first day free when a car rental is secured at participating on-airport locations in the U.S. Sept. 9-13."While the events of la...

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Boston Rental Taxes Highest Among Major Airports

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Among the nation's top-50 car rental airport markets, Boston charges the highest level of car rental taxes and surcharges. Today, taxes and surcharges typically make up abo...

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DTAG Reports 41% Jump in Net Income

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group reported that net income for the second quarter was $17.5 million, or $.70 per diluted share, representing a 41% jump. For the comparable quarter ...

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Avis Provides Interface With Four GDS Systems

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System Inc. announced it has partnered with all four major global distribution systems (GDS) to provide direct access to its reservation system. In an effort ...

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Dollar Florida President to Head Tourism Board

TAMPA, Fla. -- Dollar Rent A Car Florida President Peter Guptill has been elected chairman of the board of directors for Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing corporation. Guptill will pr...

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Budget Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Group voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Monday, July 29, citing the need to reduce its non-vehicle debt and secure new capital investmen...

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Thrifty, Walmart Partner for Flat Rate Rental Plan

BRISBANE, Calif. -- Walmart.com and Thifty Car Rental have entered into an exclusive marketing and sales agreement to provide anytime, anywhere flat-rate pricing for Thrifty's compact and interm...

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Enterprise Redesigns Web Site

ST. LOUIS -- In an effort to make renting a car online even easier, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has rolled out a redesigned Web site at www.enterprise.com. Now making online rental car reservations at...

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Operators Launch Drive to Repeal Columbus $4/Day Tax

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Car rental companies here have launched a petition drive to place a new $4-a-day car rental tax, approved by the Columbus City Council in June, before a public vote. Working cl...

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ZAP Unveils Electric Car Rental Program

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Working in conjunction with Global Electric Motorcars LLC, a DaimlerChrysler Company, ZAP announced it will be renting neighborhood electric vehicles throughout California....

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Budget Licensee's GPS Use Spurs Lawsuits

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Car rental customers recently filed at least four lawsuits against a local Budget Rent a Car licensee, after the company used its GPS tracking systems to levy penalties against ...

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Avis to Unveil Community Involvement Program

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System will kick off its "Avis Cares About Community" program on Thursday morning, July 18, at its corporate headquarters. The program is aimed at supporting ...

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Hertz Redesigns Web Site

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Hertz.com has been redesigned to further simplify and personalize the online reservation process.In addition to its popular "Special Offers" section, the new site features a ...

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Kansas City Airport Shelves People-Mover Project

KANSAS CITY -- Because of budget constraints, officials at the Kansas City International Airport have opted to scale back an expansion project, shelving plans for a people mover that would have ...

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Enterprise Defends Firing of Controller

ST. LOUIS -- In a court hearing this month, an attorney for Enterprise Rent-A-Car defended the company's decision in January 2001 to fire Thomas P. Dunn from his $650,000-a-year position as vice...

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Dollar Opens In-Terminal at Norfolk

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car announced it has opened a new in-terminal location at the Norfolk, Va., International Airport. The operation is located in the baggage claim area, below the air...

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Thrifty Opens New Nashville Location

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Thrifty Car Rental announced it has opened a new location in downtown Nashville. Located at 1204 Demonbreun St., the operation offers a full range of Chrysler vehicles, inclu...

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Alamo Seeks to Boost German Reservations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Alamo Rent-A-Car is now offering travel-agent partners more incentives to book reservations in Germany.Agents booking an Alamo car rental in Germany can offer clients sa...

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