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Hertz Heritage: How a 22-Year-Old with 12 Model-Ts Created Hertz

Every company starts somewhere. Apple Inc. began in Steve Job’s (parents’) garage in Los Altos, California. Mary Kay Cosmetics began with book saleswoman Mary Kay making homemade skincare products at her home in Dallas, Texas. And the Hertz Corporation began with a mechanic in Chicago in 1918 who had little more than a fleet of 12 Model-Ts and a big...

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Fast Facts About Talladega Superspeedway

Ever wonder how Talladega Superspeedway first earned its reputation as one of the most competitive speedways in the world? A lot has happened on the pavement of this Alabama treasure. Learn more about how the racetrack near the Talladega National Forest and the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains has been creating epic race history and rousing wide audiences since...

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4 Small Business Owners Share Tips & Tricks for Frequent Travel

Touching down in a different city every week is a reality for many American workers who made a combined 462 million business trips in 2017 alone. When business travel is one of the requirements of your job, planning for trips can feel like its own full-time career. Between booking flights, hotels, rental cars, client entertainment, planning meals, packing your bag,...

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Quick Facts About NASCAR’s William Byron

Driving the Hertz. No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports race car isn’t the only thing that 20-year-old William Byron excels in. He’s also currently a college student, a Charlotte native, and he's incredibly good at playing iRacing. Get to know more about William Byron by checking out the infographic below. Now that you’ve learned all about this impressive young driver, are you...

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Fast Facts about Watkins Glen International

Did you know that Watkins Glen International is the only NASCAR event in the state of New York? That’s not the only record this racetrack holds. Learn more about “The Glen” and how this incredible racetrack in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region has been making history and entertaining racing fans since 1948. Now that you’ve learned all about this...

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5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Car

With advances in engine technology, modern vehicles need less service than their older counterparts. These days, cars can make it to 200,000 miles without much issue, but that's no reason to put your car's maintenance on the back burner. No way around it — your vehicle needs regular upkeep. Not only can it extend the life of your car, it...

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Avoid Slowdowns at Tolls: How to Use PlatePass®

It’s the middle of road trip, and you’re coasting down the highway with your favorite tunes playing. The sun is shining and it seems only the open road is ahead – when suddenly, you see the signs for an approaching toll. The scramble for change and loose bills starts, snapping you out of your road trip euphoria. If you’d like...

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4 Ways Backup Cameras Keep You Safe

In May 2018, the United States will implement a new regulation introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requiring that all new models of vehicles include backup cameras. Even without this regulation, 75 percent of 2018 model vehicles were already projected to include backup cameras. This feature provides a new level of safety and assurance to drivers and pedestrians....

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: 7 Tips for Staying Safe

Distracted driving is a risk not worth taking – but if you need any convincing, read these 6 alarming facts. With that said, in our society of perpetual distractions, nobody is immune. So here are some helpful ways to help you stay in the clear. There’s an app for that. There’s an app for everything, but an app for avoiding...

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6 Alarming Facts: Why We Need to Talk About Distracted Driving

A glance at the phone or a quick reach for a snack can seem harmless. That is, until it’s paired with the one activity that already requires your most intense visual, manual, and cognitive attention: driving. Statistics show that distracted driving is one of the primary culprits in road deaths. And curiously, the definition of “distracted” is broader than you’d...

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