Avis Budget Group to Launch Satellite TV in Rental Cars

Customers will be able to rent AT&T CruiseCast starting in the second quarter of 2009.

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ACG Introduces New Carsharing Advisory Service

Abrams CarSharing Advisors (ACA) will be focused exclusively on introducing carsharing advisory services to businesses, institutions, and government agencies.

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Provides Year-End Update

Dollar Thrifty ends the 2008 year with the same cash balance of $210 million that the company reported in September 2008.

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Analysts: Cost Initiatives Should Help Avis Budget

One analyst sees positives even with a weakening economy and pricing pressure for Avis' truck rental business.

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U.S. Auto Sales Drop 18 Percent in 2008

The slump is causing some drastic measures, with one automaker promising to let buyers return cars for up to a year if they lose their jobs.

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Mike Cunningham Set as 2009 CAR Keynote Speaker

Mike Cunningham will present “Dealer's Perspective: How Consignors Can Bring More Dealers to the Lanes.”

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Ryder to Acquire Edart Leasing in Northeast U.S.

Ryder will obtain approximately 150 rental units from Edart's fleet.

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Hyundai Appoints New National Fleet and Remarketing Manager

Newly announced national fleet and remarketing manage Tom Hetrick has been a Hyundai employee for 22 years.

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OAG Indirect Partners With Payless Car Sales

The new agreement will provide custom finance options to Payless dealers.

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Budget Car Rental Franchise Files for Bankruptcy

The Budget Car Rental franchise, stationed in Idaho, shuts down business.

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It’s Time to Pass the Recall Bill

The death of a renter in a vehicle under open recall underscores the need for federal recall legislation.

How Much Does Driving Style Affect MPG?

We conducted three tests using an in-vehicle data logger with surprising results — and some questions on whether one car’s computer is telling the truth on fuel economy.

Would Car Rental in Europe Benefit from Consolidation?

A market controlled by brokered transactions will continue to suffer price pressures and customer service issues.

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