Hertz Opens Office Complex in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Hertz has opened a four-story office building at Quail Springs Corporate Park in Oklahoma City. The new facility will help accommodate growth at the Hertz Financial Cente...

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Alamo Target of Religious Bias Suit

PHOENIX -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against ANC Rental Corp., accusing the company of religious bias against a Muslim employee who refused to remove her he...

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Thrifty Boosts Agent Rewards for Account Leads

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental will award travel agents in the U.S. and Canada with 2,500 Look To Book points for each qualified corporate account lead that results in a new Thrifty corporat...

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IARA to Exhibit at Car Rental Show

LOS ANGELES –- The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) will sponsor an exhibit booth at the 2002 Car Rental Show, Oct. 23-25, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.The IARA exhibit...

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Mobile Rental Tax Defeated

MOBILE, Ala. –- Despite the strong backing of Mayor Michael Dow, a proposed 3% car rental tax went down to defeat Oct. 1 after failing to attract enough support from city council members. The pr...

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Remarketing Conference Assembles Expert Lineup

TORRANCE, Calif. -- The seventh annual Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR 2003), produced by Bobit Publishing, will be held on Feb. 23-25, 2003, at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas. Acco...

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Avis Doubles Agency Reward for Some Accounts

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Now through Nov. 30, U.S. travel agencies will receive a $50 cash reward instead of the standard $25 each time they enroll a new small or mid-sized business client into Avis'...

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Advantage RAC Offers Special Senior Rate

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Advantage Rent-A-Car customers over 50 now qualify for a special rate that includes a 10% discount as well as second drivers and roadside assistance."The over-50 traveler i...

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Payless Upgrades Worldspan Connectivity

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System Inc. announced it will participate in the highest level of connectivity in the Worldspan global distribution system (GDS). Known as Car Source, ...

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American Van Rental Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

ATLANTA -- American Van Rental, one of the largest specialty vehicle rental businesses in the Southeast, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary next month.John Quick, founder and president, star...

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Enterprise Donates $1 Million to College

ST. LOUIS -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car has donated $1 million to the business program at Harris-Stowe State College, a historically black college in St. Louis. Andrew Taylor, the company's chairman ...

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Avis Sponsors Martial Arts Weekend in Tri-State Area

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System Inc. announced it is sponsoring Martial Arts Weekend, set for Sept. 21-22 at Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park in Jackson, N.J. Participating Avis r...

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Dollar Hires Pearman as V.P., Risk Management

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car announced Carlos Pearman has joined the company as vice president of risk management. Pearman will oversee the company's risk management program, as well as phy...

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Hertz Upgrades Galileo Connectivity

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Galileo International Inc., a travel distribution services company, announced that Hertz has upgraded to CarMaster Inside Availability, Galileo's highest level of connectivit...

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Dollar Takes Over Alamo Facility in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dollar Rent A Car has signed a five-year lease with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority to set up counter operations at the facility previously occupied by Alamo. ANC's...

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Sheriffs Probe Death of Enterprise Employee in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. –- The Shelby County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of Lorenzo Richards, a 29-year-old Enterprise Rent-A-Car employee in the Memphis area. Richards was f...

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Thrifty Opens New Location in Detroit Area

TROY, Mich. -- Thrifty Car Rental recently expanded its Detroit area operations with the opening of a new suburban location in Troy, Mich. The new location will allow Thrifty to provide rental s...

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Advantage Launches Value Service for AAA Members

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Advantage Rent-A-Car is now offering AAA members a 10% discount and waiving extra charges for second drivers and underage drivers."AAA represents a group of individuals and...

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Daewoo Production Resumes

SOUTH KOREA -- Daewoo Motor Co. announced it has resumed production because the company's main parts suppliers, including Korea Delphi, have ended a boycott. The boycott, prompted by Daewoo's un...

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DaimlerChrysler Releases Allowance Program

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- DaimlerChrysler announced its daily rental purchase program allowances for each eligible 2003 vehicle ordered and delivered by an authorized DaimlerChrysler Motors Corp. d...

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