Dollar Rent A Car Reveals 2012 Stand Alone Plan

Hi all,

Yesterday I reported on Scott Thompson’s interview regarding Hertz’s imminent attempt at a hostile takeover of Dollar Rent A Car. One of the interesting parts of the interview was Dollar’s statement regarding plans for their future.

Scott Thompson was keen to point out that Dollar don’t have to sell and will only do so if the price is right for share holders. He also mentioned that Dollar will continue to pursue its stand alone plan for 2012 which includes a $20 million capital investment budget. Last year, the company invested $17 million in its capital projects.

Investments proposed by the company this year include new rental car locations, a new facility near Los Angeles International Airport, a new used car retail operation in Florida and long-term investments in IT.

Thompson added

“We’re looking at new (rental car) stores after a number of years of contraction. Clearly, we have a standalone plan, we have some good things going on. We are running fast, and we will see if they can catch us.”

Some nice positive plans from Dollar Rent A Car and we look forward to keeping you up to date as their 2012 plan takes shape.

regards,

James

 car hire USA

Dollar Rent A Car Price Increase 20 May 2011

Hi all,

Fresh from the news that we are expecting a price rise from Budget Rent A Car, Dollar Rent A Car have now contacted us to advise a price increase which will take effect from 20 May 2011.

The price increase will cover most of the peak summer period and will involve some of the more popular vehicles including the Intermediate (IFAR), Standard (SFAR) and the Premium Sports Utility Vehicle (PFAR) and also the Convertible (STAR).

Increases

The increases will take effect for all new reservations made from May 20, 2011;

For pick up on or after June 20, 2011

  • Florida: Rates have increased for the STAR and IVAR and  the SFAR and PFAR
  • All areas except Florida: The high season surcharge will commence June 20 (originally it was July 14)
  • All areas except Florida: Rates have increased  for the STAR, IVAR, SFAR and the PFAR

The rate increases will effect all suppliers of Dollar Rent A Car, and is a spiralling effect from the terrible Tsunami that struck Japan in March, which has led to a real shortage of supply’s for the manufacturing of vehicles.

usrentacar.co.uk promises to try to minimise the impact it has on our pricing by swallowing as much of the increase as possible.

Remember this does not effect rentals that have already been made.

We’ll keep you posted of for further increases which seem inevitable now.

Kind regards,

James

 car hire USA

Alamo Rent A Car Florida Car Hire Early Bird Special

Hi all,

Better late then never I guess but Alamo Car Hire have today given us a limited time special offer on all hires collecting in 2011 in Florida.

The special offer, for new bookings only, runs from today until the 31/12/10. Remember you can still secure your rental with a £50 deposit with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Don’t Forget – Our supplier Budget Rent A Car is still the only supplier to offer a FREE ADDITIONAL DRIVER within their inclusive rate and still offer the FREE UPGRADE voucher.

Dollar Rent A Car were the first to offer their early bird specials and still have some great Florida Car Hire Deals specially the Intermediate 4×4.

Kind regards,

James

 car hire USA

7 Reason’s To Pick Dollar Rent A Car With usrentacar.co.uk

Hi all,

Here at usrentacar.co.uk we offer our customers the choice of supplier from various locations across the USA. Today’s blog is about why you shoulddollarlogoconsider Dollar Rent A Car for your next USA car hire.

About Dollar Rent A Car

Dollar Rent A Car was founded in 1965 in Los Angeles, where its executive offices remained until August 1994 when Dollar relocated its world car rental headquarters to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In August 1990, Dollar was acquired by Chrysler, which made it part of its Pentastar Transportation Group., Inc., along with Thrifty Car Rental and Snappy in Tulsa (Snappy sold in 1994.), and General Rent A Car. General was closed in January 1993, and non-duplicating car rental locations merged with Dollar.

In November 1997, Chrysler Motors Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, successor by merger, Pentastar Transportation Group, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to offer its common stock. Following divestiture, Chrysler no longer owned any of the DTG common stock. Currently, DTG owns Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental which operate separate car rental business and license independent car rental franchisees to rent vehicles under their brands.

Today, Dollar Rent A Car has more then 260 suburban and on-airport rental car locations at all major airports throughout the United States. Dollar also has more than 400 car rental locations in 26 countries including those in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The Dollar® car rental network is comprised of both corporate-owned and operated locations and Dollar Rent A Car Licensee operations.

Reasons To Pick Dollar Rent A Car with usrentacar.co.uk

  • live availability – Due to our unique partnership with Dollar Rent A Car all vehicles you see on our site are available at that time, they do not need to go through the usual booking procedures (which can take up to 72 hours to confirm), which means your voucher is available immediately.
  • Dollar Choice Product – usrentacar.co.uk customers can take advantage of the Dollar Choice Product available at participating locations. More info here – Dollar Choice Product
  • Dollar are Las Vegas Rent  A Car Specialists – Well they have the most locations available on the strip, with 10 different pick up and drop off points. Our Dollar Locations Las Vegas page gives more details.
  • Dollar Express – Enjoy a faster counter services by pre registering your details via the Dollar Express program.
  • Use a Visa Debit - Upon arrival you will be expected to leave a card as a deposit, for a long time suppliers have stipulated this must be a credit card, however Dollar will now accept a Visa Debit Card.
  • Free one way rentals – Dollar Rent A Car were the first to offer free one way rentals between Nevada and California – One Way Rentals
  • They are top of our % based review system, awarded by YOU, the customer.

What is your opinion of Dollar Rent A Car?

Who is your favourite USA car rental supplier?

Regards,

James

 car hire USA

Dollar Rent A Car Now Accepting Visa Debit For Security Deposit

Hi all,

Back in July I blogged about Alamo’s decision to accept Visa debit cards and quipped that I hoped other companiesvisa-debit-logo would follow suit.

Well fair play to Dollar Rent A Car for stepping up to my challenge and getting in touch with me yesterday to confirm that usrentacar.co.uk customers can now leave an imprint of a visa debit card for their deposit.

Upon arrival you will generally be asked to leave this information in the form of a pre-authorsiation, meaning any charges incurred during the rental, i.e. child seats; late return etc will be debited from the imprinted card, in the past this has always had to be a credit card.

Its great news that Dollar has agreed to do this and now we can only hope Budget Rent A Car follow suit… over to you Budget…

Please note that this article was correct at the time of posting, terms and conditions can change at any time without warning. Please  check our terms and conditions for clarification.

Kind regards,

James

 car hire USA

Dollar Car Hire New York Locations

Hi all,

Ok, so they don’t like being called nerds… so…. the geeks in the IT department have followed their Dollar Car Hire Las Vegas locations map withnewyork a map showing all the Dollar Car Hire locations in New York including opening times etc. You can very their hard work here, Dollar Car Hire Locations in New York.

As we now have live availability with Dollar Rent A Car you can now check available vehicle categories up to 15 minutes before collection! Also we offer free one way rentals from Nevada to California and vice versa so you could always collect from a downtown location but return it to the airport?

Is there another location you’d like us to map or have we missed something?

Kind regards,

James

 car hire USA

Dollar Car Hire Las Vegas Locations

Hi all,

Fresh on the heels of our  Dollar Car Hire Orlando Locations mapping page.las vegas car hire The nerds have come up with a map of Dollar Las Vegas locations which can be found by clicking here Dollar Car Hire Las Vegas Locations

Dollar have an extensive range of collection points in Las Vegas, more than Budget and Alamo combined.

As we now have live availability with Dollar Rent A Car you can now check available vehicle categories up to 15 minutes before collection! Also we offer free one way rentals from Nevada to California and vice versa so you could always collect from a downtown location but return it to the airport?

Is there another location you’d like us to map or have we missed something?

Kind regards,

James

 car hire USA

Dollar Car Hire Orlando Locations

Hi all,

Thought I’d mention this page http://www.usrentacar.co.uk/dollar_locations_orlando.aspx that our web orlandonerds have made.

Using google maps it plots the available locations Dollar Rent A Car have in the Orlando area. We thought this maybe helpful to those people who don’t wish to collect from an airport location or who wish to collect half way through their holiday.

As we now have live availability with Dollar Rent A Car you can now check available vehicle categories up to 15 minutes before collection! Also we offer free one way rentals within Florida so you could always collect from a downtown location but return it to the airport?

Is there another location you’d like us to map or have we missed something?

Kind regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Brrr Frozen USA Car Hire Prices With usrentacar.co.uk

Hi all,

We can now offer rates with Dollar Car Hire in all Dollar locations up to andfrozencar including the 31/03/2012, yes that’s right 2012!!! and the best bit is that at present you can secure these rates for only £50.00

We have been informed that rates will increase next year so I would advise taking advantage as soon possible.

Some great prices at present include

The Intermediate SUV from Orlando International Airport at only £151.74 a week fully inclusive!

The 7 Seater Minivan from JFK International Airport at only £251.74 a week fully inclusive!

Or the Luxury Vehicle from San Francisco International Airport at only £218.84 a week on our GOLD rate!

Regards,

James

 car hire USA


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