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November 21, 2012

Sandy leads to shortage of rental cars for Thanksgiving

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Meanwhile, Hertz held on to older vehicles that were scheduled to be sold. It also brought in extra cars and even rented trailers and generators to keep open some locations destroyed by the storm.

Avis Budget brought in 6,000 extra cars from elsewhere in the country. Enterprise Holdings — which owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car — moved 17,000 cars to the Northeast region from other parts of the country. Another 10,000 brand new cars, slated for other states, were instead redirected to New York and New Jersey.

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