Discount Responds to Albertans Left Stranded by Devastating Floods

CALGARY, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - In response to the countless residents of Calgary that have found themselves without transportation due to the devastation left behind by severe flooding, Discount Car and Truck Rentals has set-up multiple satellite locations near the most heavily affected areas in order to provide residents with replacement vehicles. Extra vehicles have been brought in from other parts of the province, as well as new vehicles purchased to satisfy the increased needs. "It's at times like this that we are able to stand out and show our commitment to our insurance partners and the community, and that we are always ready to support them and their insureds through any event," said Travis Mosbaugh, Director of Alberta Operations for Discount. Once it was known that a major flood was taking place, Discount immediately stopped taking reservations for out of town tourists coming for the Calgary Stampede, to make sure there were enough cars and trucks available for the affected Calgarians.

Discount was first on the scene with several catastrophe response teams operating in Calgary and is working closely with insurance companies and body shops to ensure that customers who have experienced a total loss or damage to their vehicle are settled into a replacement vehicle as quickly and smoothly as possible.

"We recognize the importance to be mobile at a time like this, and want to ensure that we are accessible in order to help residents get around and continue with their day-to-day lives," said Mosbaugh. "It's the Canadian way to rally behind our neighbours during difficult times and we want to provide support in any way that we can."

About Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Toronto, Discount Car & Truck Rentals is a nationally recognized brand operating neighbourhood rental locations in Canada and Australia.  With nearly 300 neighborhood branch offices located within 15 minutes from 90 percent of the Canadian population, Discount is proud to be the largest car rental company in Canada owned by Canadians.  Discount is known for renting cars and trucks at exceptionally low prices while providing outstanding customer service.  Discount is proud to have originated picking up and dropping off its clients at no extra cost. In 2010, Discount was named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures TM and was declared a Platinum Winner in 2012.  Discount has also won the Consumer's Choice Award for Business Excellence for 12 consecutive years.  For more information about Discount, visit www.discountcar.com.

SOURCE: Discount Car and Truck Rentals

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Barry Singer
Vice President
Tel:  416.744.0123

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