Budget Truck Rental Celebrates Three Years as GPS Provider


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PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 14, 2011 — This month, Budget Truck Rental, the only consumer truck rental company to offer GPS navigation devices, celebrates the three-year milestone of offering where2® GPS units for rent. where2 devices can be used in any Budget truck, from cargo vans to 24’ trucks, and with any type of rental, including one-way, local and commercial rentals.

“Moving can be a stressful time for people and the occasional truck renter may have no idea that trucks are prohibited on some roads,” said Joe Ferraro, senior vice president of local market for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Budget Truck Rental. “where2 helps ensure that drivers safely get to their destination.”

With guidance by Garmin®, where2 offers Budget Truck Rental customers an array of navigation features, including truck routes and local points of interest such as ATMs, hotels, restaurants and gas stations, a simple user interface, three-dimensional maps, audible turn-by-turn directions spoken in multiple languages and Bluetooth hands-free calling capability.

“Truck renters who are not able to take the proper route can encounter police citations for driving on roads where trucks are prohibited,” said Mr. Ferraro. “Another risk is the potential for larger trucks to get stuck trying to pass below older low bridges. By following the truck routes that our where2 units offer, renters can relax and concentrate on reaching their destination safely.”

In addition to where2 GPS devices, Budget Truck Rental offers customers moving supplies and professional knowledge to make moving fast and easy. Budget Truck dealers are ready to provide assistance to customers to select the proper truck for any use. Budget Truck Rental also boasts one of the cleanest and best-maintained rental truck fleets on the road. Vehicles undergo a 10-point quality inspection to ensure proper fluid levels, tire pressure and other necessary elements for a reliable, safe rental. All Budget trucks feature automatic transmissions and have free 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.

For more information or to make a reservation, customers should visit www.budgettruck.com, call 1-800-GO-BUDGET or contact their local Budget Truck dealer.

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 approximately 2,500 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.