Meritor CEO and President Jay Craig and Kevin Nowlan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to Present at 2017 RBC Capital Markets Global Industrials Conference

TROY, Mich., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced today that Jay Craig, CEO and president, and Kevin Nowlan, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will provide a business update at the 2017 RBC Capital Markets Global Industrials Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas. Craig and Nowlan will present at 5:10 p.m. ET (2:10 p.m. PDT).

A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investors' page of meritor.com. An audio replay will be available for 90 days following the presentation.

About Meritor
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.

 

 

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Goodyear Announces New Senior Leadership Roles

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today named new leaders in two of its strategic business units. 

Chris Delaney has been named president of Goodyear's Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit. He has been president of the company's Asia Pacific business since joining the company in 2015. 

Ryan Patterson has been named to succeed Delaney as president of Goodyear's Asia Pacific business unit. He has been president of the company's North America consumer business since September 2014.

Additionally, Scott Rogers has been named to succeed Patterson as president, North America consumer. He has been the chief marketing officer for the North America consumer business since 2009. All new roles are effective immediately.

"With the announcement today of new roles for Chris, Ryan and Scott, we are placing proven Goodyear leaders in key roles that will enable us to further execute our strategy, deliver on our business objectives and create sustainable value for our shareholders," said Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Kramer.

The appointments were made concurrent with the announcement that Jean-Claude Kihn is retiring from his position as president of Goodyear's EMEA business, effective later this year.  Kihn's distinguished career at Goodyear spans 30 years and has included key technology and business roles, including chief technical officer, president of Goodyear Brazil and president of Goodyear Latin America.

"We also extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Jean-Claude for three decades of leadership at Goodyear. All parts of Goodyear – our regional businesses, our product business units and our technology and innovation, to name a few – have benefited from his expertise. He has left a lasting impression on everywhere he has worked and on everyone he has worked with at Goodyear."

Delaney, 56, led Goodyear's Asia Pacific business for the past two years. Under his guidance, that business delivered record results and increased the value of its brand. By launching award-winning tires and improving the company's mix of product offerings, Goodyear has earned a leadership position in key emerging markets in the region. Also, Delaney expanded the footprint of Goodyear retail outlets across China and drove the company's increased presence in rapidly growing cities in the country.

Delaney joined Goodyear in August 2015, following four years as the chief executive officer of Goodman Fielder Limited, the largest public food company in Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive leadership experience in both North America and Europe, working in sales and business development in Europe for Procter & Gamble before becoming vice president and general manager for P&G in the Middle East. He also led international sales for the Campbell Soup Company before becoming its president, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific.

Patterson, 43, began his Goodyear career in 2002 with roles of increasing responsibility in Latin America. He has been part of Goodyear's North America leadership team since 2008, first as finance director, consumer, and then in 2012, as vice president, consumer operations and customer development. In that role, he was responsible for guiding the consumer organization's channel sales and customer marketing teams and bringing winning strategies and solutions to Goodyear's customers.

He has been president, of the North American consumer tire business since September 2014. A key architect of Goodyear's North America consumer strategy and its focus on high-value segments, Patterson played an integral role in the turnaround of that business. He led the creation and activation of North America's aligned distribution model, helping Goodyear become a better supplier to its customers.

Scott Rogers, 48, has been the chief marketing officer for Goodyear's North America business since he joined the company in 2009. Over the past few years, he has taken on additional responsibilities, including overseeing company-owned retail stores and the racing tire business.

Rogers has a track record of more than 20 years leading, revitalizing and building strong global brands, delivering revenue and share growth in highly competitive categories, and setting the foundation for continued success. His functional experience crosses marketing, sales, e-commerce, guest experience, market research and retail as well as delivering results across diversified distribution channels.

Rogers joined Goodyear from Norwegian Cruise Line, where he was the senior vice president of marketing and sales. Prior to that, he held numerous marketing positions at Procter & Gamble in the Beauty Care global business unit and on the Target customer team.

Kihn, 58, has held a variety of senior leadership roles during his three decades at Goodyear. He joined the company in 1988 at the Technical Center (now Innovation Center) in his native Luxembourg. 

Among his research and development assignments in the 1990s were commercial truck tire development, first for Latin America in 1994 and later for Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa in 1996. In 2005, Kihn became the general director of the company's Technical Center in Akron. He was named senior vice president and chief technical officer three years later.

Kihn also served in key business management roles during his career, including Goodyear's Asian and Latin American business units. He was managing director of Goodyear Peru in 2003 and held the same position in Brazil in 2013. In 2014, Kihn became president, Goodyear Latin America before moving to the same role in the EMEA business in 2016.

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate

Certain information contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, that affect our operations, performance, business strategy and results and could cause our actual results and experience to differ materially from the assumptions, expectations and objectives expressed in any forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: our ability to implement successfully strategic initiatives; pension plan funding obligations; actions and initiatives taken by both current and potential competitors; increases in the prices paid for raw materials and energy; a labor strike, work stoppage or other similar event; deteriorating economic conditions or an inability to access capital markets; work stoppages, financial difficulties or supply disruptions at our suppliers or customers; the adequacy of our capital expenditures; our failure to comply with a material covenant in our debt obligations; potential adverse consequences of litigation involving the company; as well as the effects of more general factors such as changes in general market, economic or political conditions or in legislation, regulation or public policy. Additional factors are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.

 

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Goodyear Announces New Senior Leadership Roles

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today named new leaders in two of its strategic business units. 

Chris Delaney has been named president of Goodyear's Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit. He has been president of the company's Asia Pacific business since joining the company in 2015. 

Ryan Patterson has been named to succeed Delaney as president of Goodyear's Asia Pacific business unit. He has been president of the company's North America consumer business since September 2014.

Additionally, Scott Rogers has been named to succeed Patterson as president, North America consumer. He has been the chief marketing officer for the North America consumer business since 2009. All new roles are effective immediately.

"With the announcement today of new roles for Chris, Ryan and Scott, we are placing proven Goodyear leaders in key roles that will enable us to further execute our strategy, deliver on our business objectives and create sustainable value for our shareholders," said Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Kramer.

The appointments were made concurrent with the announcement that Jean-Claude Kihn is retiring from his position as president of Goodyear's EMEA business, effective later this year.  Kihn's distinguished career at Goodyear spans 30 years and has included key technology and business roles, including chief technical officer, president of Goodyear Brazil and president of Goodyear Latin America.

"We also extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Jean-Claude for three decades of leadership at Goodyear. All parts of Goodyear – our regional businesses, our product business units and our technology and innovation, to name a few – have benefited from his expertise. He has left a lasting impression on everywhere he has worked and on everyone he has worked with at Goodyear."

Delaney, 56, led Goodyear's Asia Pacific business for the past two years. Under his guidance, that business delivered record results and increased the value of its brand. By launching award-winning tires and improving the company's mix of product offerings, Goodyear has earned a leadership position in key emerging markets in the region. Also, Delaney expanded the footprint of Goodyear retail outlets across China and drove the company's increased presence in rapidly growing cities in the country.

Delaney joined Goodyear in August 2015, following four years as the chief executive officer of Goodman Fielder Limited, the largest public food company in Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive leadership experience in both North America and Europe, working in sales and business development in Europe for Procter & Gamble before becoming vice president and general manager for P&G in the Middle East. He also led international sales for the Campbell Soup Company before becoming its president, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific.

Patterson, 43, began his Goodyear career in 2002 with roles of increasing responsibility in Latin America. He has been part of Goodyear's North America leadership team since 2008, first as finance director, consumer, and then in 2012, as vice president, consumer operations and customer development. In that role, he was responsible for guiding the consumer organization's channel sales and customer marketing teams and bringing winning strategies and solutions to Goodyear's customers.

He has been president, of the North American consumer tire business since September 2014. A key architect of Goodyear's North America consumer strategy and its focus on high-value segments, Patterson played an integral role in the turnaround of that business. He led the creation and activation of North America's aligned distribution model, helping Goodyear become a better supplier to its customers.

Scott Rogers, 48, has been the chief marketing officer for Goodyear's North America business since he joined the company in 2009. Over the past few years, he has taken on additional responsibilities, including overseeing company-owned retail stores and the racing tire business.

Rogers has a track record of more than 20 years leading, revitalizing and building strong global brands, delivering revenue and share growth in highly competitive categories, and setting the foundation for continued success. His functional experience crosses marketing, sales, e-commerce, guest experience, market research and retail as well as delivering results across diversified distribution channels.

Rogers joined Goodyear from Norwegian Cruise Line, where he was the senior vice president of marketing and sales. Prior to that, he held numerous marketing positions at Procter & Gamble in the Beauty Care global business unit and on the Target customer team.

Kihn, 58, has held a variety of senior leadership roles during his three decades at Goodyear. He joined the company in 1988 at the Technical Center (now Innovation Center) in his native Luxembourg. 

Among his research and development assignments in the 1990s were commercial truck tire development, first for Latin America in 1994 and later for Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa in 1996. In 2005, Kihn became the general director of the company's Technical Center in Akron. He was named senior vice president and chief technical officer three years later.

Kihn also served in key business management roles during his career, including Goodyear's Asian and Latin American business units. He was managing director of Goodyear Peru in 2003 and held the same position in Brazil in 2013. In 2014, Kihn became president, Goodyear Latin America before moving to the same role in the EMEA business in 2016.

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate

Certain information contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, that affect our operations, performance, business strategy and results and could cause our actual results and experience to differ materially from the assumptions, expectations and objectives expressed in any forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: our ability to implement successfully strategic initiatives; pension plan funding obligations; actions and initiatives taken by both current and potential competitors; increases in the prices paid for raw materials and energy; a labor strike, work stoppage or other similar event; deteriorating economic conditions or an inability to access capital markets; work stoppages, financial difficulties or supply disruptions at our suppliers or customers; the adequacy of our capital expenditures; our failure to comply with a material covenant in our debt obligations; potential adverse consequences of litigation involving the company; as well as the effects of more general factors such as changes in general market, economic or political conditions or in legislation, regulation or public policy. Additional factors are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.

 

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Magneti Marelli Invests in Solid-state LiDAR Expert LeddarTech for the Joint Development of LiDAR Systems for Autonomous Driving

DETROIT and MILAN, September 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Magneti Marelli acquires a stake in the company and enters into a technical and commercial cooperation agreement 
  • LeddarTech is a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them 
  • LiDAR technology naturally aligns with the evolution of Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting technologies towards autonomous driving purposes, building on the innovative "Smart Corner" solution  presented at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  

Magneti Marelli has acquired a stake in LeddarTech Inc., a worldwide leader in solid state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) sensing technology. Magneti Marelli and LeddarTech have also entered into a technical and commercial cooperation agreement to jointly develop complete LiDAR systems aimed at autonomous driving applications and destined for integration in automotive lighting products for OEMs worldwide.

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LiDAR is a sensor technology based on laser light that - in combination with cameras and radar - will enable autonomous driving levels 2 through 5 (from partial to full driving automation, as defined by SAE International's standard). 

"Our know-how in high-end lighting technologies paves the way to new applications aimed at autonomous driving systems, which will be crucial in the future of automotive"- said Pietro Gorlier, CEO of Magneti Marelli. "The investment in LeddarTech, with its proven and proprietary competence in solid-state LiDAR sensors, provides Magneti Marelli with the opportunity to partner with a technology leader with key expertise in this strategically important sector."

Autonomous driving requires a range of sensors to provide information which enables the car to understand and navigate the environment. LiDAR technology is particularly suitable due to its advanced features, including precise object localization and multiple objects detection even if they are moving, or in difficult lighting and weather conditions.

Founded in 2007 in Quebec City, LeddarTech is a reference in optical detection and ranging technology. Thanks to its unique approach in remote object detection, the company has gained a leadership position in LiDAR.

In particular, LeddarTech develops solid-state LiDAR systems, which provide reliable, high-performing and cost effective sensors. LeddarTech uses patented signal acquisition and processing techniques that are used to generate cleaner return signals with better range and sensitivity over other solid-state LiDAR solutions. 

Magneti Marelli has already started to exploit its electronics and lighting know-how, coupling them in the perspective of autonomous driving technology. The first development is the "Smart Corner" solution, already exhibited at CES Las Vegas 2017, that uses the areas of the car traditionally reserved for lighting systems - i.e. the corners - to bring together the various sensors useful for autonomous driving into one unit. Integrated into the advanced projector headlamps and tail lamps are solid state LiDAR, cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors to create a modular, self-contained, efficient solution to package and locate the many sensors required to support autonomous capability.

Magneti Marelli designs and produces advanced systems and components for the automotive industry. With 86 production units, 14 R&D centres in 21 countries, approximately 43,000 employees and a turnover of 7.9 billion Euro in 2016, the group supplies all the major carmakers in Europe, North and South America and the Asia Pacific region. The business areas include Electronic Systems, Lighting, Powertrain, Suspension and Shock Absorbing Systems, Exhaust Systems, Aftermarket Parts & Services, Plastic Components and Modules, Motorsport. Magneti Marelli is part of FCA. 

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Magneti Marelli Invests in Solid-state LiDAR Expert LeddarTech for the Joint Development of LiDAR Systems for Autonomous Driving

DETROIT and MILAN, September 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Magneti Marelli acquires a stake in the company and enters into a technical and commercial cooperation agreement 
  • LeddarTech is a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them 
  • LiDAR technology naturally aligns with the evolution of Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting technologies towards autonomous driving purposes, building on the innovative "Smart Corner" solution  presented at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  

Magneti Marelli has acquired a stake in LeddarTech Inc., a worldwide leader in solid state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) sensing technology. Magneti Marelli and LeddarTech have also entered into a technical and commercial cooperation agreement to jointly develop complete LiDAR systems aimed at autonomous driving applications and destined for integration in automotive lighting products for OEMs worldwide.

     (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/553175/Magneti_Marelli_Automotive_Lighting.jpg )

LiDAR is a sensor technology based on laser light that - in combination with cameras and radar - will enable autonomous driving levels 2 through 5 (from partial to full driving automation, as defined by SAE International's standard). 

"Our know-how in high-end lighting technologies paves the way to new applications aimed at autonomous driving systems, which will be crucial in the future of automotive"- said Pietro Gorlier, CEO of Magneti Marelli. "The investment in LeddarTech, with its proven and proprietary competence in solid-state LiDAR sensors, provides Magneti Marelli with the opportunity to partner with a technology leader with key expertise in this strategically important sector."

Autonomous driving requires a range of sensors to provide information which enables the car to understand and navigate the environment. LiDAR technology is particularly suitable due to its advanced features, including precise object localization and multiple objects detection even if they are moving, or in difficult lighting and weather conditions.

Founded in 2007 in Quebec City, LeddarTech is a reference in optical detection and ranging technology. Thanks to its unique approach in remote object detection, the company has gained a leadership position in LiDAR.

In particular, LeddarTech develops solid-state LiDAR systems, which provide reliable, high-performing and cost effective sensors. LeddarTech uses patented signal acquisition and processing techniques that are used to generate cleaner return signals with better range and sensitivity over other solid-state LiDAR solutions. 

Magneti Marelli has already started to exploit its electronics and lighting know-how, coupling them in the perspective of autonomous driving technology. The first development is the "Smart Corner" solution, already exhibited at CES Las Vegas 2017, that uses the areas of the car traditionally reserved for lighting systems - i.e. the corners - to bring together the various sensors useful for autonomous driving into one unit. Integrated into the advanced projector headlamps and tail lamps are solid state LiDAR, cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors to create a modular, self-contained, efficient solution to package and locate the many sensors required to support autonomous capability.

Magneti Marelli designs and produces advanced systems and components for the automotive industry. With 86 production units, 14 R&D centres in 21 countries, approximately 43,000 employees and a turnover of 7.9 billion Euro in 2016, the group supplies all the major carmakers in Europe, North and South America and the Asia Pacific region. The business areas include Electronic Systems, Lighting, Powertrain, Suspension and Shock Absorbing Systems, Exhaust Systems, Aftermarket Parts & Services, Plastic Components and Modules, Motorsport. Magneti Marelli is part of FCA. 

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Hurricane Irma Preparation: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage at 96 Facilities in Florida

U-Haul stores across 54 Florida cities are taking a proactive approach to Irma disaster relief

MIAMI, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven U-Haul Companies across Florida are preemptively offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who stand to be impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The Category 5 storm is expected to make landfall in Florida this weekend. Irma is among the most powerful Atlantic storms recorded and prompted Governor Rick Scott to urge Floridians to take evacuation orders seriously.

"Thousands have begun to leave their homes, creating an immediate need for secure facilities where evacuees can store their possessions," U-Haul Company of Eastern Florida president Cal Conner said. "This is a neighborly service we have the ability to extend as Irma approaches, and in her aftermath. We are happy to assist our communities in times of need."

U-Haul Companies of Clearwater, Eastern Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, North Orlando, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and Western Florida have made 96 facilities across 54 cities available to offer the 30 days free disaster relief assistance program.

Floridians seeking self-storage assistance should contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility (locations alphabetized by city):

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Altamonte Springs 
598 W. Hwy. 436
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 788-2815

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mayport 
1650 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 249-9934

U-Haul of Bradenton 
3602 14th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 747-3744

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Brooksville 
15334 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34613
(352) 799-0591

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Spring Hill 
13416 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34613
(352) 596-6825

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Sunset Point / U.S. 19 
23917 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 796-2132

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Clermont 
13650 Granville Ave.
Clermont, FL 34711
(407) 347-4065

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Coconut Creek 
5431 Johnson Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(954) 428-7369

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Daytona Beach 
700 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 252-1834

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Eustis 
15519 W. U.S. Hwy. 441
Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 483-1577

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Amelia Island 
1830 S. 8th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 491-6966

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Broward Blvd. 
2800 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 584-1500

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Colonial Blvd. 
4457 Kernal Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33916
(239) 274-9190

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Fort Myers 
11401 Cleveland Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 939-3686

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fort Pierce 
3626 S. U.S. Hwy. 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
(772) 464-9400

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Gainesville 
4821 NW 6th St.
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 415-8437

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Haines City 
3307 U.S. Hwy. 17-92 W.
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 588-0707

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hialeah 
6150 W. 20th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33016
(305) 556-0562

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hudson 
14906 U.S. 19
Hudson, FL 34667
(727) 862-2572

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Moon Lake 
10601 State Road 52
Hudson, FL 34669
(727) 856-1633

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Argyle 
8115 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 573-7940

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Jacksonville 
400 W. Ashley St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 358-9909

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Edgewood Ave. 
1651 W. Edgewood Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
(904) 764-2516

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jacksonville Heights 
9422 103rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 772-8592

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mandarin 
11490 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 292-9404

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Normandy Blvd. 
5481 Normandy Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 786-2424

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oak Hill 
7052 103rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 573-8912

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Phillips & Emerson 
3435 Phillips Hwy.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-3016

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Regency 
9411 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 720-1932

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Jacksonville 
5630 Phillips Hwy.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 731-1383

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Wesconnett 
6805 103rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 772-8207

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westside Jacksonville 
6100 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 772-8704

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Key Largo 
103530 Overseas Hwy.
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 451-0677

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lakeland 
1621 N. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 688--6725

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lake Wales 
24789 U.S. Hwy. 27 N.
Lake Wales, FL 33859
(863) 439-4773

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Belcher Road 
2180 Belcher Road S.
Largo, FL 33771
(727) 531-1072

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Largo 
13564 66th St. N.
Largo, FL 33771
(727) 536-7849

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Starkey Road 
12420 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
(727) 584-1660

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Walsingham Park 
13240 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 596-0765

U-Haul Storage of Leesburg 
29008 U.S. Hwy. 27
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 314-2703

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Margate
1700 N. State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
(954) 973-2440

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Doral
8700 NW 77th Court
Medley, FL 33166
(305) 805-7109

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Melbourne
438 Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 254-7933

U-Haul Storage of Melbourne
376 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 757-9580

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Dadeland
6701 S. Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-2182

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Dolphin
10895 NW 21st St.
Miami, FL 33172
(305) 406-1006

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Greater Miami
1000 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 331132
(305) 358-9291

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Miami Gardens
18400 NW 27th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 624-9344

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Naples
2001 E. Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34112
(239) 774-5599

U-Haul Moving & Storage of New Port Richey
5631 U.S. Hwy. 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 842-8415

U-Haul Storage of New Port Richey
6118 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 848-2598

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Cape Coral and North Fort Myers
16901 N. Cleveland Ave.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 567-9179

U-Haul Storage of North Miami Beach
2100 NE 162nd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 947-6461

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Port
5055 Pan American Blvd.
North Port, FL 34287
(941) 426-6464

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Ocala
505 SW 17th St.
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 867-8442

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Ocala
5555 S. Pine Ave.
Ocala, FL 34480
(352) 368-7003

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Ocoee
11410 W. Colonial Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 877-7642

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Eastlake
3182 Curlew Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(813) 854-5002

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Orange Park
701 Blanding Blvd.
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904) 276-9530

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Alafaya
11815 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 275-9267

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Baldwin Park
4001 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 894-6011

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Goldenrod
508 N. Goldenrod Road
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 282-5879

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hunters Creek
13301 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 888-8279

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Kirkman Road
600 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 295-3100

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Maitland Blvd.
7803 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 578-2500

U-Haul Moving & Storage at S. Orange Ave.
3500 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 240-9999

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Palm Bay
4703 Babcock St. NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321) 473-3681

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Palm Harbor
30750 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 771-8058

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pinellas Park
4015 Park Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 545-1723

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Pompano
1120 NE 48th St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 580-3273

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Sample and Powerline
2150 W. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 946-3711

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Sample Road
903 E. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 781-8660

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Cocoa
213 Dixie Lane
Rockledge, FL 32955
(321) 632-7874

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Lake Mary Blvd.
3851 S. Orlando Drive
Sanford, FL 32773
(407) 322-3167

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Sarasota
7850 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 355-8535

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Sarasota
4861 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 921-6605

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Seminole
6249 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole, FL 33772
(727) 393-3569

U-Haul Moving & Storage of St. Augustine
3524 U.S. Hwy. 1 S.
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 797-3667

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Park St.
5200 Park St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
(727) 546-1572

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Sunrise
4747 Nob Hill Road
Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 749-2727

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Capital Circle Northwest
5050 W. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 576-2317

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Lake Ella
1580 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 222-1389

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Northeast Tallahassee
2554 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 422-0039

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Citrus Park
6111 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 962-7338

U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Tampa
5806 N. 56th St.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 621-9764

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Florida Ave.
9505 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 933-0499

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Gandy Blvd.
3939 W. Gandy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 832-5682

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Historic Ybor City
2309 Angel Olivia Senior St.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 247-5936

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Tampa
10415 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 933-2821

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Tampa
3826 W. Marcum St.
Tampa, FL 33616
(813) 839-2376

U-Haul Moving & Storage at W. Waters Ave.
5404 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 249-9677

U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Tampa
4406 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 873-2333

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Westchase
11401 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33635
(813) 855-5976

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Titusville
2070 Garden St.
Titusville, FL 32796
(321) 269-9944

U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Park FL
2033 S. State Road 7
West Park, FL 33023
(954) 962-3776

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Five Points
2801 N. Dixie Hwy.
Wilton Manors, FL 33334
(954) 563-2410

U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.

U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.

The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is modernizing the moving industry by offering self-service and live verify technology to enhance customer and community safety. This technology allows for the self-pick-up and self-return of U-Haul trucks to be done entirely by smartphone at any hour – day or night. Membership is free once customers create an account on uhaul.com.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.

Contact:

Andrea Batchelor
Jeff Lockridge
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6981
Website: uhaul.com

 

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Rise in International and Domestic Tourism Coupled With Surging Smartphone Users to Foster Future for Indonesia Car Rental Market: Ken Research

GURUGRAM, India, September 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

- International tourist arrivals have surged at a CAGR of 8.5% during the period 2011-2016. The number of international tourists inclined from 7.6 million in 2011 to 11.5 million in 2016. Domestic tourism has been on a rise in the last five years which directly contributes to the rise in demand for car rental services in the country. The number of domestic tourist visits inclined from 239.5 million in 2011 to 260.1 million in 2016. This represented an incline in inbound tourist visits at a CAGR of 1.7% during the period 2011-2016.

- The number of smartphone shipments in the country inclined from a mere 5.3 million in 2011 to 33.8 million in 2016, growing at a very impressive CAGR of 45.1%. Internet users inclined from 30.1 million in 2011 to 53.2 million by the end of 2016. Overall, the number of internet users inclined at a CAGR of 12.1% during the period 2011-2016.

Indonesian cab aggregator market has witnessed rapid growth in the last few years owing to underdeveloped public transportation system, low taxi tariffs, rapidly increasing internet users and expanding urban middle class who prefer using cabs over other public transportation services. In bigger cities of the country such as Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali, cab aggregators have become an essential part of the transportation system and an effective solution to travel in and around the city. As of May 2016, about 3,309 cars were registered under car aggregator companies such as Uber, Go-Car and Grab.

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"New entrants and existing players should instead of trying to cater to all customers; can target a certain segment of population and purchase fleet that meets the expectation of this group of individuals. This will help the car rental companies to maintain an optimal fleet size and ensure above average revenue per car. Success has to be a combination of superior customer service, easy of accessibility and right value for money" according to Research Analyst, Ken Research.

Ken Research announced its latest publication on "Indonesia Car Rental Market Outlook to 2021 - Rising Tourism and Growing Middle Class Population to Foster Future Growth" provides a comprehensive analysis of the car rental market in Indonesia. The report focuses on the organized and unorganized, chauffer driven and self driven segments of the industry. The report covers aspects such as car rental market by its key segments including off-airport and on-airport demand, corporate and retail clients, and demand by major regions. The publication also includes competitive landscape which discusses the major market players along with the detailed discussion about the organizations and their respective market share. The reports also provides in depth analysis of the cab aggregator market including detailed company profiles of the stakeholders. Furthermore, the report includes snapshots on ride sharing / carpooling market, self-driven car market and bike rental market in Indonesia. The future analysis of overall Indonesia Car Rental Market has also been discussed along with recommendations from analyst view.

The report covers trends about state of domestic and international tourism and new entrants to the market. It also includes detailed analysis of the major companies existing in this space including TRAC, Blue Bird, MPM Rent, ASSA Rent, Tunas Rental, Express Taxi, Uber, Go-Jek, Grab and others.

Key Topics Covered in the Report: 

  • Indonesia Car Rental Market, 2011-2016
  • Indonesia Car Rental Market Segmentation By Organized and Unorganized Sector, By Chauffer and Non-Chauffer Driven, By Off-Airport and On-Airport, By Corporate and Retail Clients, By Small, Medium and Luxury Car, By Online and Offline Booking, Demand by Regions, 2016
  • Trends and Development in Indonesia Car Rental Market
  • Contract Structure in Indonesia Car Rental Market
  • SWOT Analysis of Indonesia Car Rental Market
  • Market Share of Major Players in Indonesia Car Rental
  • Company Profile of Major Players in Indonesia Car Rental
  • Indonesia Car Rental Market Future Outlook and Projections, 2017-2021
  • Indonesia Cab Aggregator Market, 2014-2016
  • Indonesia Cab Aggregator Market Segmentation By Off-Airport and On-Airport, By Leisure and Business Trips, By Online and Offline Booking, 2016
  • Indonesia Cab Aggregator Market Future Outlook and Projections, 2017-2021
  • Snapshot on Indonesia Ride Sharing / Carpooling Market
  • Snapshot on Indonesia Self-Driven Car Rental Market
  • Snapshot on Indonesia Bike Rental Market
  • Indonesia Cab Aggregators Business Model
  • Indonesia Ride-Sharing/Carpooling Market Business Model
  • Operating Model of the Car Rental Market in Indonesia
  • Indonesia Non-Chauffer Driven Car Rental Market
  • Indonesia Chauffer Driven Car Market

Related Reports:  

Indonesia Used Car Industry Outlook to 2021 - Increasing Online Used Car Portals and Competitive Used Car Financing Schemes to Foster Future Growth

Vietnam Car Rental Market Outlook to 2021 - Rising Tourism and Trend of Mobile Booking for Rental Cars to Drive Market

Thailand Car Rental Market Outlook to 2021 - Increasing Traffic Congestion and Rising Number of Corporate Clients to Amplify the Market Growth



Contact Us:
Ken Research
Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications
Ankur@kenresearch.com
+91-9015378249


Metropia Launches Online Carpooling Service In Houston To Match Carless Harvey Victims With Willing Drivers

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropia, Inc., innovators of traffic congestion management platforms, today announced the launch of its online carpool pairing service to provide post-Harvey support to Houstonians who lost their vehicles to floodwaters.

An estimated 500,000 vehicles were destroyed in the flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey. As schools and offices reopen, the countless car-dependent Houstonians left without easy access to transportation will be reliant on the generosity of their fellow citizens for ongoing commutes until such time as insurance claims are completed, local dealerships are able to meet the incredible demand, and public transit is fully up and running to those who have access.

By signing up at houston-riding.metropia.com, Houstonians in need of a ride and drivers happy to share one can enter their starting location, departure time, and destination into the site, selecting it as a one-way or roundtrip carpool. Behind the scenes, Metropia's matching algorithms will work to pair nearby drivers and passengers with a common destination and travel time, introducing the two via email for the purposes of forming a carpool.

The pairing process allows potential carpoolers to participate at their own level of comfort with privacy in mind. Once paired with another carpooler, drivers and passengers are given the name and email address provided by their match during signup and invited to reach out to discuss their carpool in greater detail. From that point, participants can share as much or as little personal information as desired. For example, those wishing to speak on the phone can exchange numbers, or those wishing to meet at a neutral pick-up spot can do so without sharing their home address.

"There are many outstanding programs established in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to help Houstonians get back on their feet, but our city's recovery will still very much rely on the generosity of Houstonians in helping one other," says Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, Founder of Metropia, Inc. "This is a unique opportunity for Houstonians to lend a helping hand to their neighbors and show the heart that our great city is known for. If you have an extra seat available in your car, we encourage you to signup at houston-riding.metropia.com and share a ride with someone in need."

To sign up as a driver or to request a ride, visit houston-riding.metropia.com and enter your specific trip details.

About Metropia, Inc.
Metropia, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a GovTech 100 company which optimizes transportation systems by using behavioral economics to influence drivers to shift departure times, routes and modes. Metropia has a successful history of working with federal, state, and municipal transportation agencies to bring innovative traffic solutions to cities in Texas, Arizona, and California. The Metropia mobile platform incentivizes commuters to make better travel decisions, whether driving alone or carpooling.

CONTACT: 
Chris Colemon
chris.colemon@metropia.com
512-351-2504

 

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Hub Group Deploys the SmartDrive Program

Fleet Cites Intuitive User Interface, Advanced Driver Coaching Tools, Superior Customer Service Among Reasons for Selection of SmartDrive

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that Hub Group, one of the largest multi-modal solutions providers in North America, has adopted the SmartDrive® video-based safety platform to improve overall fleet safety.

Recognized as a 2017 Great Supply Chain Partner by SuppyChainBrain and with annual honors as Intermodal Carrier of the Year from various customers, Hub Group has long demonstrated its dedication to running a safe and compliant business. As a leading multi-modal solutions provider, Hub Group counts on company assets and owner operators within its growing fleet of more than 2,600 tractors. The company has developed a reputation for its focus on safety as well as investing in the best technology to complement overall operational goals.

"Our priority is to make sure all our drivers get home safely to their families every night and introducing video-based safety technology is the logical next phase of our safety evolution," stated Jason Letchford, Senior Director, Fleet Technology of Hub Group. "After evaluating options, we knew that the SmartDrive system was the best choice for us and will enable us to hit the ground running with this new aspect of our safety program."

After piloting two video-based safety solutions, Hub Group selected the SmartDrive platform because of its intuitive user interface and robust safety tools, as well as the superior support from the SmartDrive customer service team. Other key factors that prompted Hub Group to choose the SmartDrive system were the quality of videos provided for review, wider camera angles, extended recording capabilities and the options available under the SmartChoice program. Hub Group also noted that extended recording ensures even low or no-impact driving events are still captured and can be analyzed and made available to fleet managers. On the backend, the operations team appreciated the myriad data and reference points available, as well as the overall look and feel of the interface.

With the SmartDrive SmartChoice program, fleets enjoy the freedom to choose the optimal level of video protection to fit their business.

"We're proud to work with a company already known for its deep commitment to protecting its drivers and investing in advanced safety technology," commented Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive. "With a concerted effort to meaningfully reduce risk, Hub Group is among a growing number of safety-minded fleets implementing the SmartDrive system to capture exactly what happens out on the road in the case of a collision or other incident."

About Hub Group
Hub Group, Inc. is a transportation management company that provides multi-modal solutions throughout North America, including intermodal, truck brokerage, dedicated and logistics services. As a publicly traded company with nearly $3.6 billion in revenue, Hub Group's organization of over 3,500 employees delivers innovative, customer-focused solutions and industry-leading service to help customers better control supply chains and their costs. For more information, visit www.hubgroup.com.

About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan's Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The company, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, has compiled the world's largest storehouse of more than 200 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, and employs over 650 people worldwide.

For more information on SmartDrive Systems, please visit www.smartdrive.net.

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Enterprise Transporting More Than 17,000 Rental Cars and Trucks to Assist Disaster Recovery in Southeast Texas

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings Inc., the world's largest car rental company, has already transported more than 4,000 rental cars and trucks into the Southeast Texas region, and anticipates bringing in 17,000 total before the end of the month to assist with disaster recovery and hurricane clean-up efforts.

"After a catastrophic event like Hurricane Harvey, we immediately focus on our neighbors and community businesses as well as insurance companies and relief agencies, plus critical government, insurance and utility personnel," said Karl Koch, General Manager and Vice President in Houston for Enterprise Holdings, which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.  

Since last week, Enterprise has been collaborating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), General Services Administration (GSA), State of Texas, Texas Army National Guard and others to help determine the most pressing and urgent transportation needs in Southeast Texas.

More Than 525 Texas Rental Locations

"We're quickly shifting resources and fleet nationwide to meet spiking demand for local ground transportation in Houston and surrounding areas. And we're expanding our operating hours – at both neighborhood offices and at airport facilities – with additional staffing wherever possible," Koch explained. "Our integrated network, with more than 525 locations in Texas alone, enables us to respond like no other car rental company, especially as we work closely with insurance companies and prioritize vehicle replacement requests for their policyholders."

Initially, Hurricane Harvey forced Enterprise Holdings to close more than half of its 185 neighborhood and airport car rental locations in the Houston area, with approximately 3,000 vehicles destroyed or lost in the flooding. However, the company has since reopened most of its locations. Further, Enterprise Holdings' three brands – Enterprise, National and Alamo – have all waived one-way rental fees for customers who are returning vehicles to Houston (if they were rented as of Aug. 25, 2017, from Houston or from any other U.S city).

Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees were sent home with LaunchPad® mobile tablets, which allow them to process rental transactions away from the counter in virtually any location. As a result, Enterprise employees – armed with their LaunchPad tablets – could quickly be reassigned from flooded branch offices to other facilities. In addition, this state-of-the-art mobile technology made it easier to manage local demand when customer calls came into flooded branch offices and were forwarded to other operational sites.

$1 Million Donation to Red Cross

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross. Enterprise's $1 million donation to the American Red Cross will provide shelter, food, water and supplies for residents in the affected areas. This donation is in addition to the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation's annual million-dollar commitment to the Red Cross's Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP).

"The Red Cross is working around the clock in extremely challenging conditions in Texas to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey," said Gail McGovern, president and CEO at the American Red Cross. "We couldn't do it without the generosity of our amazing donors – like Enterprise. With their support the Red Cross can be there when disaster strikes to respond with shelter, food and the necessary supplies to ensure people are cared for, and to help during the recovery process. We're extremely grateful for their support."

Disaster Recovery

With a domestic fleet that exceeds 1.2 million vehicles, Enterprise Holdings not only is the largest car rental company in the U.S., but also in the world – based on revenue, fleet size and number of locations. In emergency situations like last week's flooding in Southeast Texas or last year's devastating hailstorm in North Texas, Enterprise Holdings' technology, expertise and network can make a critical difference. 

For example, as soon as Hurricane Harvey hit, Enterprise activated its Mobile Emergency Response Vehicle (MERV) in the Meyerland community in Southwest Houston. MERV operates as a portable, state-of-the-art branch office in the event of an emergency. It is equipped with three workstations, five computers and a front counter. It can operate on a generator for more than 120 hours, supporting relief efforts even before local power is restored.

Each regional Enterprise subsidiary has an Emergency Action Plan that focuses on how branch offices communicate with each other when disasters strike to ensure that the right number and types of vehicles are available where they are needed most. "Urgent and overwhelming situations like these really put our network, fleet and employees to the test," said Koch. "However, it all comes together when we understand and anticipate the needs of consumers, business owners, insurance companies, government agencies and other key public-policy decision-makers. In particular, we work closely with our insurance and collision repair partners to bring vehicles into the affected areas to ensure customers have replacement vehicles when they need them." 

Part of that transportation support extends beyond car rental service. "Many residents' vehicles are considered not drivable or even a total loss after a flood, so they may need to be replaced beyond a temporary rental," Koch explained. As a result, Enterprise Car Sales – a service of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – also is offering Texas residents, who already have filed insurance claims, a special $300 gift card with the purchase of a vehicle through Oct. 31, 2017. Enterprise Car Sales will work with these residents to help them locate the kind of vehicle they need to get to work and to take care of their families.

For more information about Enterprise Car Sales, visit www.enterprisecarsales.com.

About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings – through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands at more than 9,600 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations. The company and its affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, together offer a total transportation solution, including extensive car rental and car-sharing services, truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales. Combined, these businesses accounted for more than $20.9 billion in revenue and owned nearly 1.9 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2016. Enterprise Holdings' regional subsidiaries and Enterprise Fleet Management currently employ more than 97,000 worldwide.

In total, the annual revenues of Enterprise Holdings and Enterprise Fleet Management rank near the top of the travel industry, ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. In addition, among all North American car rental companies, it has the lowest leverage ratio and is the only one with an investment-grade rating. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies. In addition, Enterprise Holdings not only accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S., but its domestic rental fleet also is one of the newest in the industry. The company's affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, provides full-service fleet management to companies, government agencies and organizations operating medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as those seeking an alternative to employee reimbursement programs. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShareEnterprise RideshareEnterprise Car SalesEnterprise Truck RentalExotic Car Collection by EnterpriseZimride by Enterprise and Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.

 

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