Rollins Truck Leasing Buys UPS Leasing, Makes Logistics Alliance

Rollins Leasing Corp. and UPS Logistics Group recently signed a strategic alliance. Terms have not been disclosed yet, however, Rollins has become the preferred provider of lease and rental vehi...

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Avis Names New CEO

Avis has named Barry Rand, an ex-Xerox executive, as CEO. He replaces Craig Hoenshell, who left the company almost a year ago. Rand, having significant experience in global operations, will be r...

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HARS Launches CarsandHotels.com

HARS Systems, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, VIP International Corporation, announced the launch of its proprietary hotel and car rental website. On Thursday, October 21, 1999 the si...

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Dollar Offers Rapid Rewards Members Triple Bonus

Dollar Rent A Car is offering triple bonus half credits (1½ credits per rental transaction) to all Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Members who book rentals on the DOLLAR website, dollar.com, th...

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HARS Client Base Grows 100% Faster in 1999

HARS Systems Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary VIP International Corporation, added 100% more new hotel and car rental clients to its service in the year ended September 30, 1999, as com...

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AutoNation Announces Tax-Free Spin Off Of Automotive Rental Business

AutoNation recently announced that it will separate its automotive rental business from its automotive retail business in the form of a tax-free dividend of shares of the new automotive rental c...

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National Car Rental Raises Its Rates Across the Board

National Car Rental recently announced that the company planned to raise all of its rates in mid-October. Jordan Hymowitz, senior automotive analyst at BancBoston Robertson Stephens in San Franc...

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Ryder TRS Announces Commercial Website

Ryder TRS has launched a new website dedicated to its commercial customers. The site’s address is www.needtrk.com.With the new website, Ryder TRS becomes the first light commercial truck rental ...

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EV Rental Announces First Fleet in Sacramento, Calif.

EV Rental, a joint effort between EV Rental and Budget Rent a Car Corp., announced the opening of its first electric and natural gas vehicle rental fleet in Sacramento, Calif. at Budget’s airpor...

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Budget Joins Frequent Flyer Program

Budget Rent a Car Corp. announced a partnership with TWA Aviators, Trans World Airline’s frequent flyer program, in August.To celebrate its new partnership with TWA, Budget is offering TWA Aviat...

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Avis Europe Consolidates German Rental Presence

Avis Europe plc, with locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, will consolidate its position in the German car rental market through the acquisition and integration of the operatio...

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Dollar Rent A Car Forms Joint Venture in Middle East

Dollar Rent A Car Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., announced the formation of a joint venture with Sixt AG and the Dogmoch Group, a company specializing in i...

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Dollar Brings Back 15 Percent Travel Agent

The Florida Division of Dollar Rent A Car Systems, Inc. has brought back its 15% commission for domestic travel agencies that book leisure rentals with Dollar Rent A Car in Florida until Decembe...

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Texas' CDW Law Changed Effective September 1, 1999

In the September/October 1999 issue of Auto Rental News, the article “Use a Second Form of Rental Agreement for Trucks” talked about the laws in certain states that could affect a car rental com...

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ARN, ACTIF Host Car Rental Show in Las Vegas

On September 12-15, 1999 the 4th annual Car Rental Show took place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show encompassed all aspects of the car and truck rental industry, and ...

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AutoConnect.com and Auto Trader® Online to Become One

The state of New York will have to do without CDW for at least another couple of months. Voting on Assembly Bill 4488D, which would allow for CDW sales to be reinstated in New York, was again po...

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Company Brings Rental Operators Together to Share Profit Generating Info

Bob Faulkner, a consultant to the car rental industry and a former independent operator in New York for 17 years as well as a Budget manager, has formed Rental Profit Groups, Ltd. (RPG, Ltd.). T...

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U-Save Franchisees, Toyota Rent a Car Choose Rent2000 by TSD

Both U-Save Auto Rental and Toyota Rent a Car have selected TSD’s RENT2000 Rental Management Software. Both companies will use the software to automate their franchisee and dealer rental operati...

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Women to Account for Half of Business Travel in 2002

Times have sure changed in the past 30 or so years. In 1970, women only accounted for 1% of all business travel. However, according to the USA Today, female business travelers are expected to ma...

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Avis Board of Directors Announces Strategic Management Plan

Avis Rent A Car, Inc. recently announced that its Board of Directors has finalized a management plan for the company. The announcement comes as a result of the acquisition of PHH’s Vehicle Manag...

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