Fugitive Arrested in $500,000 Car Rental Scam

Moshe "Sanny" Assoulin was arrested in connection to fraudulent automobile insurance claims that were allegedly submitted to car rental and insurance companies.

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Oregon Passes Liability Insurance Coverage Law

Law requires self-insurers (e.g., rental car companies and car dealerships) to provide motor vehicle liability insurance coverage for their customers to meet the minimum financial responsibility requirements.

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Chrysler to Drop New Sedan, Cites Fuel Curb-Report

The Chrysler Group is abandoning a plan to build a new luxury sedan, citing fuel regulations currently on the table in Washington that could push U.S. automakers to increase vehicle fuel mileage.

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Charges Dismissed on Orlando Subrogation Firm

Andrew Sutter and Andrew Dinda of Orlando-based Total Fleet Solutions have been cleared of all 23 conspiracy, insurance fraud and false communication charges against them.

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Advantage Introduces Expansion of Highway Helpers

Features of the new program include: lost key replacement, free towing, gasoline delivery, lock outs, tire change and directions.

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Dollar Launches Travel Agent Points Program

The car rental company is giving travel agents the chance to earn Dollar Dividends points four times as fast—which are then loaded on American Express prepaid cards.

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Enterprise First in Customer Satisfaction

According to the Market Metrix Hospitality Index for the second quarter of 2007, National Car Rental and Payless Car Rental have showed the biggest improvement this year while Alamo has dropped sharply compared to 2006.

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Advantage Promotes Endless Summer Savings

The program offers special daily and weekly rates beginning at $24.99 and $119.99 respectively on a new Chrysler, General Motors and foreign fleet of compact, intermediate, full size, premium, luxury and sport utility vehicles.

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Rental Driver Watching GPS, Not Road, Crashes

Crash highlights distraction dangers of GPS units in rental cars.

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Synopsis of Avis Budget's Q2 Earnings Conference Call

This synopsis of Avis Budget's second quarter earnings conference call gives an overview of where the company is headed and general industry trends. Avis Budget says it is targeting a $100-150m of cost reduction to be realized over the next three years.

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