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BUDGET TRUCK RENTAL ENTERS RELATIONSHIP WITH AARP TO OFFER SAVINGS TO AARP MEMBERS
New relationship gives AARP’s 40 million members access to discount rates on truck rentals
PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 17, 2009 — Budget Truck Rental announced today a new relationship with AARP to provide AARP members with savings. AARP members will save 10 percent on weekend rentals (Friday-Saturday), and 20 percent on mid-week rentals (Sunday-Thursday) for every Budget Truck rental. In addition, Budget Truck Rental offers AARP members physical damage waiver coverage at a reduced rate of $10.00 per day, which protects the member from paying for certain loss or damage to the truck.
“We are very pleased to be the first rental truck company provider for AARP members, and look forward to providing them with Budget Truck Rental’s high-quality product and service,” stated Joe Ferraro, vice president of operations for Budget Truck Rental. “Budget Truck Rental has many tools and services to assist AARP members in making their move as smooth as possible. Our easy-to-use Web site, where2® GPS navigation devices and affordable moving supplies takes the guesswork and stress out of the moving experience.”
“Selecting Budget Truck Rental is a great way for AARP to give our members what they are telling us they need right now: the ability to get discounts on everyday items and services to help them keep costs down in a tough economy,” said Howard Byck, senior vice president of lifestyle products and services for AARP Services, Inc. “We’re pleased that Budget Truck Rental’s offer will provide our members a brand new way to save.”
Budget Truck Rental’s fleet includes cargo vans, 10’ trucks, 16’ trucks with ramps, 16’ trucks with lift gates and 24’ trucks. Budget Truck Rental has one of the cleanest and best-maintained rental truck fleets on the road with every vehicle undergoing a 10-point inspection to ensure proper fluid levels, tire pressure and other necessary elements for a reliable, safe rental. All trucks feature automatic transmissions and have free 24/7 roadside assistance.
Budget Truck Rental offers customers a full range of products and services to make moving fast and easy; for example, Budget Truck Rental is the first consumer truck rental company to offer Global Positioning System (GPS) units to its customers. Budget Truck Rental also provides assistance to customers to select the proper truck for any move, and offers moving equipment, boxes and supplies.
For more information, including booking instructions, visit www.budgettruck.com/partner/aarp.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 34.5 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
About AARP Services Inc.
AARP Services Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s almost 40 million members. The provider offers currently span health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies. In 2005, AARP Services founded AARP Financial Inc., a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary that manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight for the financial products that carry the AARP name, including credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, and life insurance and annuities. AARP Financial also provides access to proprietary investment products and services, including mutual funds and financial guidance, designed to meet the needs of investors at any life stage.
About Budget Truck Rental
Budget Truck Rental is one of the leading consumer truck rental companies in the United States, operating through a network of nearly 2,800 corporate owned, dealer and franchised locations throughout the continental United States, serving both the consumer and light commercial sectors. Budget Rent A Car System Inc. operates both Budget Truck Rental and Budget Rent A Car and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For further information, visit www.budgettruck.com.